Review: One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake Three Dark Crowns #2 Macmillan Children’s Books 2017 Paperback 450 pages YA Fantasy

I remain both intrigued and puzzled by the premise of this series. This reaction, I think, is part of a larger problem: that too many writers of Young Adult books make use of hefty themes […]

Review: Moon Chosen

Moon Chosen by PC Cast Tales of a New World #1 Pan 2016 Trade Paperback 597 pages Fantasy

In PC Cast’s new fantasy series, climate change and polluting industries have devastated what we know of our world. The survivors have fled to new environs, living off the land in more harmonious methods. Those who […]

Review: Tender Morsels

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan Ember 2011 (2008) Trade Paperback 433 pages Fantasy; YA Fantasy

This review gives away a fair bit of plot – not all, but a significant portion, and whatever scenes I wanted to discuss.

Liga is a young girl when her Mam dies, leaving her alone with her Da who […]

Review: Damien

Damien by Jacquelyn Frank Nightwalkers #4 Zebra 2008 Mass Market Paperback 358 pages Paranormal Romance

(It’s been a few weeks and a lot of stuff happening since I read this so forgive me if I can’t remember the plot all that well) Damien, Prince of the Vampires, commits the biggest taboo among his kind in […]

Review: Elijah

Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank Nightwalkers #3 Zebra 2007 Mass Market Paperback 416 pages Paranormal Romance

Unlike the previous book, this one starts much more quickly and gets going faster. Elijah, the warrior Captain of the Demons, walks into a Necromancer trap and is nearly killed. Rescued by the Queen of the Lycanthropes, Siena, the two […]

Review: Gideon

Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank Nightwalkers #2 Zebra 2007 Mass Market Paperback 352 pages Paranormal Romance

After a slow, rocky start (the first 2-3 chapters), this second book in the Nightwalkers series really takes off and doesn’t slow down for breath. There was too much exposition and re-capping in the beginning, no matter how relevant some […]

Review: Jacob

Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank Nightwalkers #1 Zebra Books 2006 Mass Market Paperback 376 pages Paranormal Romance

I really liked this book, but I can’t give it more than 3 stars.

Pros I love the new take on demons, on nightwalkers in general, turning them into an ancient race of honourable, magical beings who are […]

Review: Storm Glass

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder Glass #1 Mira 2009 Trade Paperback 488 pages Fantasy

Opal Cowan has spent the last four years as a student at the Keep, training to be a magician, but so far the only thing she can do is channel magic into the glass animals she makes, enabling magicians to […]