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 · Fiction · New Weird · Science Fiction

Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014 Series: Southern Reach #1 Genres: Fiction, New Weird, Science Fiction, Horror Link: Goodreads Verdict: Atmospheric, creepy, interesting   Let me start by saying I freaking love Jeff VanderMeer. This isn’t the first book of his that I’ve read. It is the first that i’m reviewing for… Continue reading Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

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)