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Tag: popsugar 2018

Young Adult

After the Fire

Seventeen year old Moonbeam has spent most of her life in the compound of the Lord’s Legion, until the government come to take her away, the very people she has been taught are servants of the serpent. Now in the clutches of the enemy, Moonbeam…

General Fiction

Ghost Wall

Sylvie’s dad is obsessed with the past. She’s been forced to spend her summer in a recreation of an Iron Age settlement, wearing scratchy tunics, peeing in the woods and eating meagre rations found in the hedgerows. Ghost Wall has a slow build tension, as…

5 Star, Science Fiction

Scythe

I must have bypassed Scythe when it came out, because I’d become a bit phased by young adult dystopia, but then I saw Hanna @ Booking in Heels loved it. She’s a tough critic. Turns out it’s set in a utopia and has plenty to…

5 Star, Fantasy

Spinning Silver

It completely passed me by that Naomi Novik’s Uprooted was based on Beauty and the Beast, but Spinning Silver is clearly inspired by Rumpelstiltskin, yet also so much more. Miryem is the moneylender’s daughter, her father being far too nice for the profession. When she…

Young Adult

Turtles All the Way Down

On the surface Turtles All the Way Down sounds like a typical John Green story; missing eccentric billionaire and a teen trying to find him with the help of her best friend. I’m not the biggest fan of his but I had heard that the…

Horror

The Hunger

In 1846 a group of American pioneers set out towards a new life in California. They were to be known as the Donner party, and beset by problems, just over half of them made it. Based on this true story, The Hunger adds a supernatural…

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

Six of Crows

This book has been all over bookstagram for years and I have been wanting to read it but there was something I had to do first. Although this duology stands alone from the Grisha trilogy, I was aware there was a spoiler contained in the…

Fantasy

A Shiver of Snow and Sky

When the skies above the island of Skane glow red, the Goddess is sending a warning of plague. The plague last ravaged the population seventeen years ago when Ósa was in her mother’s womb. Her mother died that year and her father has never forgiven…