“The night before the summer solstice, five girls hid in a treehouse. The shack, much too nice to call a shack, was sturdy enough, cradled in the arthritic branches of a three-hundred-year-old oak. Below, in Vance Hall, preparations for tomorrow’s festivities were finalised. It was more an excuse for the grown-ups to fetch up the… Continue reading Should You Read Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson?
Should You Read The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin?
The City We Became is an urban fantasy that reads like a love letter to the city of New York. A love letter that recognizes the city’s flaws and struggles and the atrocities of its past, while showing the reader why even the residents who claim to hate it never want to leave.
Should You Read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien?
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” – Opening of… Continue reading Should You Read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien?
Should You Read Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko?
“I shouldn’t have been surprised that fairies exist. “When elephants passed by in a lumbering sea beneath my window, flecks of light whispered in the dust, dancing above the rows of tusks and leather. I leaned precariously over the sill, hoping to catch a fleck before a servant wrestled me inside.” – Opening of Raybearer… Continue reading Should You Read Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko?
Should You Read How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann?
How to Be Eaten tells the stories of a variety of fairytale characters from their perspectives, modernized and with some twists. Each one of them is suffering from the trauma of what they’ve experienced as well as from the unwanted media attention. One thing all these women have in common is that their stories are being told for them–and they’re being told very badly.
Should You Read The Invisible Library Series by Genevieve Cogman?
“Irene passed the mop across the stone floor in smooth, careful strokes, idly admiring the gleam of wet flagstones in the lantern light. Her back was complaining, but that was only normal after an evening’s work cleaning. The cleaning was certainly necessary. The pupils at Prince Mordred’s Private Academy for Boys managed to get just… Continue reading Should You Read The Invisible Library Series by Genevieve Cogman?