The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue…

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab UK cover Published: 6th October 2020 Format: Hardback, 442 pages Synopsis: France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, … Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue…

The Near Witch…

The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab is delightfully weird. Published: 12th March 2019 Format: Hardback, 354 pages Synopsis: The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. There are no strangers in the town … Continue reading The Near Witch…

Mirage…

'Mirage' by Somaiya Daud is a short book without much intrigue. Synopsis: In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is … Continue reading Mirage…

An Enchantment of Ravens…

'An Enchantment of Ravens' by Margaret Rogerson was charming. Synopsis: Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes … Continue reading An Enchantment of Ravens…