Genre: Fantasy

Review ♦︎ Shadow

Review ♦︎ Shadow

Wendy Darling was a girl with a purpose, not remotely the same girl who had fled Pan Island in a flurry of fear. I love Wendy Darling, which is probably not something you hear often considering the general disdain people have for girly girls or motherly girls or girls in general, but I love her in most incarnations. I especially love her in this one. She’s not the strongest, or the best fighter, and has […]

Posted 3 December, 2017
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Review ♦︎ Seas

Review ♦︎ Seas

“Children are not just children in Neverland, Wendy Darling. You should know that more than anyone.”  We already know Peter to be an unreliable narrator, so it’s no surprise that Hook is not so much a monster but just a man. Pirates, however, aren’t always the best people to trust so Wendy has to navigate a tentative agreement with Captain Hook, avoiding Peter, finding a safe place on the ship, and keeping herself and Michael […]

Posted 1 December, 2017
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Review ♦︎ Stars

Review ♦︎ Stars

“Everyone loses themselves a little in Neverland.” I have never loved and hated a Peter Pan so much in my life. Stars starts like a typical retelling of Peter Pan, it shows the stifling life of London, the expectations falling on Wendy’s shoulders, the restrictions of class, and disappointments that come with growing up. Then Peter sweeps in in a swirl of colours and starlight, and Wendy can’t look away. I love retellings, and Stars is a fun one. […]

Posted 27 November, 2017
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Review ♦︎ Rebel Spring

Review ♦︎ Rebel Spring

Love triangles, love triangles everywhere. You know what this book needs? More love triangles, that’ll help! Please stop. I think I found Rebel Spring more disappointing than Falling Kingdoms. Yes, there were plenty of tropes I disliked in the first one, predictable plotlines, and flat characters, but it was much better than this. It took me that long to get through it that I was almost ready to DNF it, but that wasn’t something I could bring myself […]

Posted 15 August, 2017
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Review ♦︎ Falling Kingdoms

Review ♦︎ Falling Kingdoms

I feel like this review is going to be hard to write. This book isn’t amazing, and it has some issues with worldbuilding and characterisation, but I enjoyed it. Or, well, parts of it anyway. Mytica is made up of three kingdoms, and they all sound the same. Sure, they’re described differently—the bountiful one, the poor one, the strict and religious one—but they all talk the same ways. There’s no slang, there aren’t many references to […]

Posted 30 July, 2017
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Review ♦︎ The Bone Witch

Review ♦︎ The Bone Witch

“Tea,” the figure said. But then it smiled, and it was Fox’s smile, quiet and kind. The Bone Witch is slow to start. The worldbuilding is great, I love the world building and the descriptions are lovely. However, not a lot happens and it drags for a while in the middle before finally getting to the plot in the last ten to fifteen percent of the book. There is so much world building; there’s so much […]

Posted 29 July, 2017
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Review ♦︎ Our Dark Duet

Review ♦︎ Our Dark Duet

That’s okay, I didn’t need my heart anyway. Seriously, just take it. Seems like I’m rating everything four stars or higher these days, and Our Dark Duet is no exception. I’m still in love with Kate and August, and I was really looking forward to seeing what happened next for them after This Savage Song. I expected pain, and I was not disappointed. If Verity’s sins were knives, quick and vicious, then Prosperity’s were poison. Slow, […]

Posted 17 July, 2017
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Review ♦︎ This Savage Song

Review ♦︎ This Savage Song

There are a lot of times to hate switching points of view; This Savage Song is not one of them. Both Kate and August are interesting characters with different and similar ambitions. In the end, it’s about living how they like. This book was an easy read, and I couldn’t put it down. Even when Kate and August weren’t interacting, the differences in the ways they thought and their experiences kept me reading, and I was […]

Posted 12 July, 2017
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