This book is BEAUTIFUL. I’m kicking myself for not writing my review as soon as I finished it, because now of course my memory is failing me and I can’t provide the detail I would like.
But I loved the original storyline, descriptive writing and the ruminations explored throughout. So prepare yourself for my analytical brain to go into overdrive on this one, because there is so much I want to talk about! Continue Reading
Where to even begin with The Starless Sea… a miscellany of imagination, this is the kind of book I love to get lost in. And in this case, by lost I mean quite literally I had no idea what was going on. Yet somehow, it all still made sense. It’s a mind-blowing feat of make-believe. Continue Reading
“It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between the worlds, that stories happen.”
I read this novel at a time when all I needed was to escape and submerge myself in a whole other world. And boy did this deliver – with multiple worlds, actually. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautifully written adventure that highlights the wonder hidden behind doors, if we’re just willing to open them.
Things In Jars is an eccentric hybrid of genres, combining historical, mystery, fantasy and gothic comedy. The prose is often poetic and lyrical, which I liked, but for me personally it was a blend of books I’ve already read, so it lost its originality. Continue Reading
Katherine Arden brings traditional Russian folklore alive in the final instalment of the Winternight trilogy. Set in medieval Russia, the series weaves its away across the bitterly harsh landscapes of Moscow and into mystical realms guarded by demons. Continue Reading