A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.
The Crowns of Croswald (The Crowns of Croswald, #1) by D. E. Night Published July 21, 2017by Stories Untold Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy From the publisher: This is a page-turning fantasy in the tradition of fairy tales, whimsical worlds, and coming-of-age stories. The Crowns of Croswald invites young readers to explore themes of […]
Picking up right where A Longer Fall left off, this thrilling third installment in the Gunnie Rose series follows Lizbeth Rose as she takes on one of her most dangerous missions yet: rescuing her estranged partner, Prince Eli, from the Holy Russian Empire.
When I received the email inviting me to apply for this tour, I didn’t know anything about Scott Reintgen or the Ashlords duology, but I saw a gorgeous Friesian-looking horse and a genre label of fantasy and had to check it out. I was hesitant to apply knowing it was a second book and that the tour would not be providing the first, but fortunately a library I have access to through Libby had both ebook and audiobook licenses of Ashlords, the first book, available. I flew through my listening experience of Ashlords, rated it 5 stars with a rave review, and shamelessly begged to be granted a spot on the tour on whatever date was available in the comment box at the end of the application form. I had to know how this story concluded, and as a book blogger, I wanted to share my love for this story with a wide audience. Now that I have experienced Blood Sworn I can confidently say that I am not disappointed in the least, Reintgen has does it again, and I give the whole duilogy 5 stars!
A Sea of Pearls & Leaves by Rosalyn Briar Published 1 December 2020 Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Fantasy I was granted a complimentary review copy of A Sea of Pearls & Leaves as part of my participation in the February 2021 blog tour for this title through Storytellers On Tour. Thank you to all involved in […]
The Scriptorium plucks orphaned children off the streets and puts them to work to serve their goals, all of which funnel into the primary goal of awakening the world’s slumbering atomatons. Karis is one of those orphans, and she’s been studying the runes she copies for her masters to work with. Her brother was culled from this island’s group and sent elsewhere, and her one mission in life is to get off the island and find him. When Karis discovers an unexplored cave and within it finds an automaton like no other, and awakens him, she dares to hope that she’s solved all her problems. This atomaton can get her into the records hall and then off the island. What she didn’t anticipate was discovering that this Atamoton, Alix, is more than a mindless machine controlled by runes in a tome.
Across the Green Grass Fields is a standalone entry in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. And an unabashed love letter to the horse mad.
The below list is some of my favorite reads of 2020. As I mostly read and review historical fiction, I think you’ll be surprised to see other genres included in this list. I hope that you discover someone new 🙂 Gilded Dreams by Donna Russo Morin Published June 16, 2020 by Magnum Opus – a […]
The Cyborg Tinkerer by Meg LaTorre Published 17 November 2020by iWriterly Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Steampunk, Science Fantasy, LGBTQIA Five stars! Can I read book 2 right now? Disclaimer: I was given access to an ARC of The Cyborg Tinkerer in exchange for an honest review by the author. Thank you, Meg, for this opportunity! This […]