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Fantasy

Assassin’s Apprentice

Fitz is the illegitimate son of Prince Chivalry, in a land where royalty are named for the qualities they will possess. A bastard can be a liability and Chivalry abdicates his position as king-in-waiting, but not to care for his son. Instead Fitz grows up…

Science Fiction

Rosewater

Rosewater is a Nigerian town grown up around a mysterious alien dome. Kaaro is a sensitive who was there from the start, the dome sending out spores which give people like him a telepathic gift. No one knows what the aliens want, but once a…

Science Fiction

Jinxed

Lacey Chu wants to be a companioneer at MONCHA, one of the engineers responsible for creating the robotic pets called baku. First she needs to get into Profectus and get a level 3 baku. Her dreams seem to be at an end when she receives…

Science Fiction

Kindred

I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm. Each time Rufus puts his life at risk, Dana is sucked back through time to save him. The trouble is, Rufus is the son of a slave-owner in the ante-bellum south and Dana…

Fantasy

Bright Ruin

Bright Ruin is the final instalment in the Dark Gifts trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. If you’d like an idea of what they are about, read my review of Gilded Cage or this interview with Vic James. Fear…

Fantasy

Tarnished City

In Gilded Cage, Vic James created an alternate Britain ruled by a magical elite, who use the Unskilled as slaves, portraying a broken political system and class divides. Check out my interview with her if you haven’t started the series yet. Tarnished City picks up…

5 Star, Horror

Dread Nation

You might expect the dead are rising from the battlefields of the American Civil War to change everything, but Justina Ireland uses Dread Nation to explore how minorities continue to be exploited. Jane is a pupil at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, receiving…

Fantasy

Children of Blood and Bone

Magic is gone, cruelly extinguished by King Saran along with the majis who wielded it. The children of the maji, Diviners, were spared but left without any of their ancestral powers. Instead, they are second class citizens, subject to unfair taxes and sent into slavery…