It didn’t take long for me to be interested in this story; interested in the background, interested in where it was going & interested in how it would work. Laura has written a beautiful story about humanity, impossible choices & the magic of the universe we reside in. I absolutely recommend you pick it up immediately.
I received a e-copy of this book via NetGalley in return for a review, however I didn’t read it until I had my own hardback in my hands.
⚠️ Flashbacks to a house fire, deaths of parents, a very openly sexist Earth, discussions/references of off-page homophobia & racism, miscarriages, laws against abortion, violence, references to a global pandemic (eeek) & very real, hard hitting facts about global warming & human suffering ⚠️
It seems only logical that one of my first posts of 2018 is one that gives a shout-out to all of my favourite reads of 2017; when I first decided I was going to do this post I thought I would only include 10 books, but as it turns out there are 20 books that I just have to put on this list. Despite probably being able to comfortably say which books are my top 3 reads of the year, I’ve decided to list the books in order of author names just so I don’t get stressed out trying to decide where each would go on a chronological list of enjoyment.
My shoulders burn, my arms ache, my legs are shaky & I’m beyond tired… that can mean only one thing; Saturday was YALC! In this post I’m going to talk about the things I bought & the freebies I collected, as well as three of the authors I met – additionally, I’m going to discuss what it’s like to be disabled in London & also specifically whilst at YALC.
Untold centuries ago, the Archipelago was ruled by the Alder – mysterious beings who vanished, leaving behind only scattered artefacts of unknown power, called Vestige. Sometimes, a person will be lucky or unlucky enough to discover that each piece of Vestige has its own tale to tell…
As a mini series attached to the Micah Grey books, The Vestigial Tales gives readers more insights into well-loved characters from the main series, as well as the history of Ellada & the Alder. The series consists of five short stories: The Snake Charm, The Fisherman’s Net, The Tarot Reader, The Card Sharp & the Mechanical Minotaur.
Be prepared for some very minor spoilers!
Disclaimer: I received a free eARC of this book in return for an honest review!
Be prepared for some mild spoilers!!
Shattered Minds is set in the same world as False Hearts, but brings a new timeline & a whole new bunch of characters. The book is full of excitement, heartbreak & world-building like no other. I probably preferred False Hearts, but Shattered Minds is just as incredible.