The second I read about this book (in the Waterstones newsletter) I just knew I had to have it… however, I was unsure of when I would get around to reading it. Well, as soon as it arrived I fell in love with the cover & had to dive right in. And I am so glad I did.
A few weeks ago I was part of the cover reveal team for Keara’s Raven: Escape & today I’m helping to show the world the cover of the second book in the series, Betrayal! I love the style of artwork used for this series & they’re definitely books that would appeal to me in a bookshop!
The book is being published by Snowy Wings Publishing & will be released April 16th!
The stunning cover was designed by the wonderful Elisabeth Alba.
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When I found out that Peter was doing a Cogheart book about a circus I literally squealed with excitement – I’ve been obsessed with this series since the day I found out about it & knowing that two things I loved were coming together was wonderful news. Peter smashed it with this book, just as I knew he would & I can’t wait to pass these books onto my future children.
I was sent this book by Usborne Publishing in return for an honest review.
Beware the Night is a great introduction to YA & is full of all the YA tropes that we love; the characters were fun & the plot was engaging. I loved the world-building though & was so curious to learn more about the different communities involved.
I was sent this book in return for an honest review via Xpresso Book Tours
⚠️ This book contains violence & sacrifices for (fictional) religious reasons throughout ⚠️
Gothel is a witch. Punished for the actions of her mother, her choice is simple: either she stands guard over Princess Rapunzel—or she dies. But just because a choice is easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant. Protecting Rapunzel means watching as the princess lays trapped in a tower, bedridden by hair that is so long and heavy it’s slowly driving her insane. Gothel’s life has become one of imprisonment and solitude as well—until a prince and his handsome squire appear at the tower.
Only one object can cut Rapunzel’s hair and end the curse: a pair of magical shears. But the shears are guarded by the most terrifying witches in the land, who also happen to be Gothel’s aunts. As Gothel and the prince’s squire, Raj Talmund, work to form a plan, she finds herself more and more drawn to the mysterious young man from the Outerlands. Unfortunately, his destiny is far more dangerous than she wants to admit: to save a princess, he must kill the witch who’s been forced to guard her.
THE WITCH’S TOWER is the first in an inspired new series of fairy-tale retellings from award-winning fantasy author Tamara Grantham.
February was an average month in terms of how many books I read, but I managed more pages than in January so it’s not all bad! I also read some brilliant books, even if everything else was crashing down around me. Continue reading
A Well-Behaved Woman is a gorgeous historical fiction book that I found incredibly hard not to fall in love with; Therese’s writing is so well developed & I loved knowing that the book is based on fact. I’m desperate for more of the Vanderbilts!
I was sent this book by the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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⚠️ This book contains racism, sexism, Native-American slurs, some vague consensual yet uncomfortable scenes of a sexual nature, as well as very detailed sex scenes ⚠️
Joyful and blessed are Voice-bearers, for the Heavens have set them apart.
As Whisperers gifted with the Voice, Betka and her people are enslaved. Only they can control the dangerous spirits that haunt the waters, but they are forced to serve under cruel taskmasters. Betka has little hope of freedom from her service or her own bitterness.
They toil for the goodness of others.
A powerful water spirit terrorizes the castle where Betka’s sister is serving. Betka is assigned to the crew sailing to face the foe, and she fears for the only family she has left.
Rage is found nowhere in them.
In the beleaguered, flooded castle, a new threat awaits—a magic more powerful and horrifying than anything they have ever seen. Loyalties will be tested, and enemies will become desperate allies.
Betka is their only hope of escape—if she can subdue the wrath that endangers them all.
She who wields the waters for revenge drowns herself tenfold.
When Kimber Li contacted me about reviewing Newblood & the Ice Princess I didn’t know whether I should say yes because I’m drowning in books right now, but seeing the cover & finding out the protagonist has diabetes sold the book to me. You’ll have to wait a little while for my review, but for now Kimber Li has written a piece about her cover choice (& why she picked a snow dog), as well as the process of picking a cover, when you have the chance to.
At the beginning of January I started back at university so my reading time lessened dramatically – which has made me incredibly sad. It also means that the way my blog runs has changed a little & with that so will my Sum-Up Sundays; from now on I’m only going to list the books I’ve read, how I’m doing in my personal reading challenges, any other posts I’ve put up & if there’s anything special to mention I’ll stick a note on the end of the post. This post is also around a month late – whoops.