Title: The Deathsniffer’s Assistant Author: Kate McIntyre Publication: July 13, 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press Genre: Fantasy I received a copy of this book for an honest review from the publisher Curiosity Quills Press through NetGalley. Overview Set in an alternate world where magic, once predominant, is now on the decline , The Deathsniffer’s Assistant is an intriguing and eclectic mix of magic and mystery with a hint of steampunk. The main protaganist, Christopher Buckley is a 19 year old orphan whose parents have been dead for 6 years . They, along with hundreds more, met their demise in the Floating City incident where spiritbinding backkfired, resulting in a catastrophe. He as the older sibling is faced with the responsibilty of taking care of his 13 year old sister Rosemary on an ever dwindling budget. Rosemary has this increasingly rare, valued and sought after ability called spiritbinding and this in a society where people are ‘categorised’ based on their magical abilities and mythical creatures are forced into servitude with the help of these spiritbinders . Cognizant of the dangers involved in her being discovered at such a tender age, Christopher tries to prevent her from using her abilities in such a way as to cause discovery., which was becoming increasingly difficult since she is a headstrong girl. Christopher is very much concerned with his societal standing and wants to...Read More
2015 has seen quite a few interesting releases in fantasy thus far and since I have read quite a few of these books, I feel confident in making a few recommendations. These books I have selected are those which stand out as being very enjoyable reads and i have given ratings of either 4 or 5 out of 5 stars. If you have read any of these books , please share your thoughts. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Published January 13, 2015) GoodReads Summary: Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for. Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in...Read More
Hi everyone, This is a list of books that I have selected to read in the month of September. I have already read a couple of these and a couple are to be released during the course of the month. There are also a couple ARCs which I received for an honest review. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas.(Read, Review pending) Synopsis Queen of Shadows Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Read) Synopsis Uprooted Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Read) Synopsis Cruel Beauty California Bones (Daniel Blackland #1) by Greg van Eekhout (Read) Synopsis California Bones Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland #2) by Greg van Eekhout (Read) Synopsis Pacific Fire Dragon Coast ( Daniel Blackland) by Greg van Eekhout ( Release date September 15, 2015) The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas (Read) Synopsis The Burning Sky The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy#2) by Sherry Thomas (Currently Reading) Synopsis The Perilous Sea The Immortal Heights (The Elememtal Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas (ARC, release date October 12, 2015)Synopsis The Immortal Heights The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (ARC, Release Date March 8. 2016) Synopsis The Great Hunt Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas (Release date September 15, 2015) Synopsis Ash & Bramble The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Hielig (ARC, release date February 16, 2016) Synopsis Girl From Everywhere The Girl With Ghost Eyes...Read More
A warm welcome to all, fellow book lovers and those curious by nature. This blog has been a long time coming and I’m sure that as time passes, it will evolve. I hope you will all be able to experience this evolution with me. Here, I will share with you what I’m reading at the moment, my monthly TBR, which new releases I’m looking forward to reading and reviews of books that have left an impression, good or bad. Most of these books will be from my favourite genre which is fantasy and most specifically the sub genres urban fantasy, high fantasy, epic fantasy and YA fantasy. These are the books I gravitate towards at the moment and I don’t see that changing in the near future. Feel free to check out what I read by clicking on the link below: reading challenge 2015 I will also be participating in the occasional Cover Reveals, Book Blitz and Book Tour which will often be accompanied by Giveaways, so be on the Iookout for those too! I hope you enjoy perusing my blog and maybe you’ll even discover new books! Please feel free to offer recommendations or to leave a comment. See you...Read More
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