2018 · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey Books in January 2017 Series: Winternight #1 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Historical Fiction Links: Goodreads Verdict: Definitely read this! Don’t get me wrong, I thought this story was super. Lovely characters, a wonderfully different setting and a medieval Russian folklore-based fantasy plot make for a wonderful time. I… Continue reading Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight #1)

2018 · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Stephanie Garber’s Caraval

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Published by Flatiron Books in 2017 Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy Links: Goodreads Verdict: I was really enjoying this until the end ruined it. This book has been on my to-be-read list for ages and I got hold of a copy recently and started reading it. Scarlett and Donatella Dragna are two sisters stuck under the… Continue reading Stephanie Garber’s Caraval

2017 · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Garth Nix’s Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5)

Goldenhand by Garth Nix Published by HarperCollins in 2016 Series: Abhorsen #5 Version: Audible Audio Narrators: Heather Wilds Length: 11h 34m Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon Verdict: Garth Nix doesn’t disappoint, but read the rest of the series first. I’m a little skeptical about tagging this book as young adult, as I think that limits it to young… Continue reading Garth Nix’s Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5)

2017 · Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Sabaa Tahir’s A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2016 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads Verdict: Definitely read this! I was busy reading something else but I got my hands on this and had to read it because I enjoyed the first one so much. Judging by how… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)

Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2015 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Here is a debut novel (the first in a series) that is a page-turner and definitely worth a read. The story, which starts slow, building characters first and… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)