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Tag: maggie stiefvater

Graphic Novel

Quickie Reviews

With all this nice weather, it’s been hard to sit indoors and write reviews. So here are some brief thoughts on things I read a while ago now. The Best We Could Do is a graphic memoir by Thi Bui. When she becomes a mother…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Dream Thieves

The Dream Thieves is the second book in the Raven Cycle and therefore this review may contain spoilers for The Raven Boys. These books are real slow burners, I would usually expect to get into the second book in a series so much quicker, but…


Quickie Reviews

You may have noticed Readathon was last weekend and as always, this means a bit of a catch-up on reviews is required. Here’s my brief thoughts on what I read (plus an essay collection I also finished last weekend). One of my favourite YA novels…

Fantasy, Young Adult


Deirdre Monaghan usually only has to worry about throwing up before a performance. A talented harpist, she is used to being on the side lines at school, with her best friend James. Until one day she’s doing her normal pre-performance vomiting when Luke turns up…

5 Star, Fantasy, Young Adult

The Scorpio Races

It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. The waters around Thisby contain more than just fish. As winter approaches, cappaill uisce, the water horses, are drawn to the beaches where only the brave will attempt to catch them. For…