Review: And I Darken, by Kiersten White

And I Darken Kiersten White

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Alternate History, Young Adult, LGBTQ+

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This is a great year for fantasy YA for me. I’m discovering a bunch of books I had heard some blurb about before but hadn’t picked it up because I was for a while all about contemporaries, literary fiction and historical fiction. Do get ready for another review where I swoon a lot. Spoiler alert: And I Darken is awesome. Continue reading

Review: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik

Uprooted Naomi Novik

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

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I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book – it is probably the fantasy novel that has been the longest on my to-read list, I keep hearing about it from time to time, and I haven’t really met a person who didn’t wholeheartedly love it.


Goodreads Synopsis:

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Continue reading

Review: Flame in the Mist, by Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

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This book got intensively hyped up in the bookish community, and I was so very curious about a retelling of Mulan set in a fantasy Japan. I simply had to see what the fuss was about. All I have to say is – I’m addicted. Okay, that’s not all I have to say, but it does sum up my feelings pretty well. Now that I am done with Flame in the Mist, I can’t believe I didn’t read it slower, and I am so happy it’s a series. Continue reading

Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1), by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception Mary PearsonRating: ★★★★☆

Recommended: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

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The Kiss of Deception is the story of Lia, Princess of the Kingdom of Morrighan. She is to marry a prince she never met from a neighbor country, and is fiercely against it. But her parents are willing to give their daughter away without as much as allowing her an opinion, so she decides to take matters into her own hands – and runs away on her wedding day. Continue reading

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern.jpgRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

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I’ve been postponing writing the review for this book, for one simple reason: I cannot find anything to write about it that I didn’t like. I normally spend some time before writing reviews contemplating all the aspects of the book I’ve just finished, and try to find the merits on the ones I didn’t like, and the bad aspects of the ones I loved. But for this one, I just couldn’t! So do get ready – this is going to be a rave-iew (I am sorry, I could not resist). Continue reading

Review: Divergent #1-3 by Veronica Roth

divergentRating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction

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This series was lent to me by a friend who highly recommended it. Back when I read Divergent, I was hardly reading any fantasy/dystopia YAs, because I like changing up genres, lest I find boring and predictable a book I would otherwise have enjoyed more. So Divergent was like getting back into my comfort zone – I devoured the three books in about a week. Continue reading