Two very anticipated sequels!
A fantasy love story about a boy and a monstrous tree siren, this was a seriously good standalone, that was just a little weak in the middle. 4/5
Loved this race across the desert, the romance was so good and there was no cheesy villain reveal. I can't wait to continue the series!
This was such a fascinating book! The Fairy Tales felt new simply by swapping the genders, however the choice to use the Fairy Books meant that tgere was an unnecessary Christian influence.
Quick Blurb: London, 1841. A circus. A hidden society. And a hated boy covered in fur, that can make Sherlockian deductions. When Wild Boy is accused of murder, his skills are put to the test.
Loved this one. It really had that gritty, Deckensian London vibe and the mystery kept me guessing thoughout!
Quick Blurb: Set just after the First World War, 19 year old Margot finds that her fiancee, who was missing in action, has come home. How does she tell him that her parents new baby is actually hers - and his?
I liked the attempt to show the attitudes people had to unmarried mothers in this book, but the 'should I tell him I shouldn't tell him' trope quickly became monotonous.
Quick Blurb: A futuristic, apocalyptic, slightly surreal story of a zoo filled with fantastical creatures like genies, angels and giant spiders, orphan Pia's world is turned upside down when she wakes up one day to find her angels missing.
Loved this one, took me a little while to get to grips with the world but I'm so glad I stuck with it.
Quick Blurb: A headstrong girl and an ancient, sentient house, Violet comes back to Burleigh House many years after her father was imprisoned there, to find the House is dying. Can she find the deed and fix it before the King orders her beloved house burnt down?
This was just okay, despite the amazing idea. Once Violet arrivees at the house not much happened for hundreds of pages, and I had to force myself to read it.
Quick Blurb: A female alchemist in a world of men, Thea travels to England after her mother's failed attempt to create the Philiosopher's Stone. Can she achieve what her mother failed to do, and keep her sanity?
This was really, really good, with Lord Of The Rings / Jeckyll & Hyde vibes but after finishing the story I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. Hopefully there will be a sequel.
"And suddenly I am aware of being watched. And I know exactly where I am being watched from.
I am being watched from inside the house.
The completely empty house."
I got the most amazing proof and tote bag from HarperTeen! This book was so, so good, wonderfully creepy and kept me guessing all the way through. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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This was so slow going, but immersive. I loved eveery moment of Lady Helen's world and can't wait for the sequels!
I was initially worried that I wouldn't like this book, it's the first I've read with aro-ace rep. I had nothing to worry about though, it was perfect and I found myself relating to so much.
Haunted - literally - by the death of her beat friend Holly, Mia finds herself signing up to help a team of paranormal researchers one summer in New York. Is the ghost of Holly real or a symptom of Mia's guilt?
I loved this book, and tye main character is from Yorkshire like me!
This book is a fast paced, action packed romp through the streets of Paris. A retelling of Les Miserables and The Jungle Book, I loved every second. And this edition is gorgeous!
Unfortunately I was very disappointed by this long, boring book. It offered no new insight on the world of the Hunger Games and it just wasn't very exciting to read.
Of course this is my current read! It's really, really slow though, a lot of connecting this book with the main series that isn't always needed.