Fantasy · Historical

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Author) & Portia Rosenberg (Illustrator)

An incredible book that was worth the time it took to read it. This is probably one of the best books I’ve read this year and also one of the biggest. In 19th century England magic is remembered as part of a glorious past but no longer used in the present. Even so, there are… Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Author) & Portia Rosenberg (Illustrator)

Adventure · Fantasy · YA

The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince (Villains #2) by Serena Valentino (Author) & Walt Disney Company (Illustrations)

I’m fully aware that I’m reading this collection backwards, but I honestly say that it doesn’t make a difference to me. These tiny books are a treasure and it’s a true pleasure to read them no matter in which order I receive them. Beauty Within is just as good as Poor Unfortunately Souls and I… Continue reading The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince (Villains #2) by Serena Valentino (Author) & Walt Disney Company (Illustrations)

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld #1) by Cornelia Funke (Author) & Oliver Latsch (Translator)

Engaging, addictive and amazingly written, Reckless had me glued to its pages! I’ve read Inkheart a few times and I can’t help but simply fall in love all over again with the writings of Cornelia Funke. Once upon a time, a young boy named Jacob discovers this alternative world where he could escape his troubled… Continue reading The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld #1) by Cornelia Funke (Author) & Oliver Latsch (Translator)

Adventure · Fantasy · YA

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Villains #3) by Serena Valentino (Author) & Walt Disney Company (Illustrations)

It seems I started in the middle with this series, but I regret nothing. Little Mermaid is one of all-time favourite Disney film and Ursula definitely one of the best villains, so of course this book is a must-have! The best part? It wasn’t disappointed, quite the opposite: unpredictable, heartfelt and very addictive! This novel… Continue reading Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Villains #3) by Serena Valentino (Author) & Walt Disney Company (Illustrations)

Adventure · Fantasy · YA

DarkSkull Hall (The Mage Chronicles #1) by Lisa Cassidy

It took me a while to read it and to write since I was sick and decided to read it in full again after recovering! A brilliant novel, there is no other way to say it. Dark Skull Hall has a bit of everything: emotion, adventure, thrilling moments and heart-stopping confrontations. Decades before a massive… Continue reading DarkSkull Hall (The Mage Chronicles #1) by Lisa Cassidy

Fantasy · Mystery · Romance · YA

The Reader by M.K. Harkins

5 stars and I regret nothing. I fell in love with this book, it’s perfect and I will definitely buy the paperback version. The story starts with a young woman, injured and passed out in a beach with no recollection of who she is and she got there. When two boys approach her, Ann Baker… Continue reading The Reader by M.K. Harkins

Adventure · Fantasy · Paranormal · YA

Marked by Dragon’s Blood (Return of the Dragonborn #1) by N.M. Howell

It was a breath of fresh air to read this fantasy novel that merges magic with dragons. It’s a page-turning, fast-paced adventure that had me clued to my Kindle. In a world ruled by magic, where mages rule supreme, dragonborns (humans born with dragon blood) were slaughtered for unclear reasons. The novel tells the story… Continue reading Marked by Dragon’s Blood (Return of the Dragonborn #1) by N.M. Howell

Cosy Mystery

Prose and Cons (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #2) by Amanda Flower

Perfection! And now I'm depressing since I read it in one sitting and have to wait for the next volume! A brilliant sequel to Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower in a novel that is more compelling than the first! Prose and Cons is the second book of the Magical Bookshop Mystery series. The main… Continue reading Prose and Cons (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #2) by Amanda Flower

Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

The Copper Gauntlet is the second book of the Magisterium collection and it was just as good as the first one! It was impossible to put down from beginning to end as we go deeper into the story and the characters. Callum never thought things would get to the point where he actually counts the… Continue reading The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Absolutely loved it! Between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, the first book from the Magisterium series shows a lot of promise and definitely has the material to go far! What is the story about? Callum Hunt, a 12 year old kid, was born with magic but has always been told by his father that he… Continue reading The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare