Tag: ya fantasy

  • Review | Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

    Review | Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

    Title: Her Royal Highness (2019) Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Penguin Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) Read: 20th – 24th June 2019 Genre: young-adult contemporary Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie […]

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  • Review | Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

    Review | Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

    Title: Les Misérables (orig. 1862, ed. 1987) Author: Victor Hugo Translator: Lee Fahnestock and Norman McAfee Publisher: Signet Classics Read: 1st – 31st May 2019 Genre: classics Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean–the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread–Les Misérables ranks among the greatest […]

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  • Review | Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

    Review | Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

    Title: Ghostly Echoes (2016) Author: William Ritter Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Read: 26th – 27th June 2019 Genre: YA fantasy; historical; mystery Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder— her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, […]

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  • Review | Beastly Bones by William Ritter

    Review | Beastly Bones by William Ritter

    Title: Beastly Bones (2014) Author: William Ritter Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Read: 21st – 25th May 2019 Genre: YA fantasy; historical; mystery Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Some girls work in shops or sell flowers. Some girls find husbands and play house. I assist a mad detective in investigating unexplained phenomena. My name is Abigail Rook, and […]

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  • Review | Jackaby by William Ritter

    Review | Jackaby by William Ritter

    Title: Jackaby (2014) Author: William Ritter Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Read: 4th – 10th May 2019 Genre: YA fantasy; historical; mystery Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the […]

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  • Review | These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

    Review | These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

    Title: These Rebel Waves (2018) Author: Sara Raasch Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Read: 7th – 14th April 2019 Genre: YA fantasy; historical; LGBTQ Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life […]

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  • Review | The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

    Review | The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

    Title: The Star-Touched Queen (2016) Author: Roshani Chokshi Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Read: 26th – 27th February 2019 Genre: fantasy; young-adult; mythology Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more […]

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  • Review | The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

    Review | The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

    Title: The City of Brass (2017) Author: S.A. Chakraborty Publisher: Harper Voyager Read: 8th – 20th February 2019 Genre: fantasy; historical fantasy Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “Among the bustling markets of eighteenth century Cairo, the city’s outcasts eke out a living swindling rich Ottoman nobles and foreign invaders alike. But alongside this new world the old […]

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  • Review | Enchantée by Gita Trelease

    Review | Enchantée by Gita Trelease

    Title: Enchantée (2019) Author: Gita Trelease Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books Release Date: 21st February 2019 Read: 23rd – 26th January 2019 Genre: fantasy; young-adult; historical fantasy Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries – and magicians… When seventeen-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to […]

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  • Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

    Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

    Title: King of Scars (2019) Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher: Orion Children’s Books Read: 29th January – 5th February 2019 Genre: fantasy; young-adult Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars “Face your demons… or feed them. Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war – and […]

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