Book Review: A Vision in Crimson by Kathryn Troy

You might see that I have a link to my email on this blog and on Instagram so authors can contact me if they wish. Kathryn Troy did that for her book A Vision in Crimson and I happily accepted! This means that I received a copy of this book free in return for an honest review.

Katelyn knows her magic is risky, but Icaryan light is fading fast and she is desperate. Her narrowing path leads her to Luca, a vampire hybrid living on the outskirts of humanity. Mutual attraction ignites their weary hearts. The rogue hunter follows Katelyn into a world teeming with wonder and danger, forsaking his own quest to root out his father.  

But his father has not forgotten him. 

A Vision in Crimson is the first book of a dark epic fantasy fraught with passion, peril, and magic.

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Book Review: The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana

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Have you heard of the author Claire Luana? If so then I’m sure you’re excited to hear about her new series! If you haven’t? Then you’re missing out on a great author and read this review anyway.

I’m gonna make you want to read this book if it kills me…

Well, not quite but there are some delicious ways to die in this book.

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Mask of Shadows and Genderfluidity

Hello, my name is Rosina and I use she/her pronouns but I’m actually genderfluid. So when better than pride month to celebrate that? My genderfluidity is something that I’ve only really been figuring out in the last few years. It’s definitely something I thought about briefly as a teenager but…even with the internet, I didn’t really know where to look so I always just brushed it off.

If Mask of Shadows had been out when I’d been a teenager then that would have been…it would have been something.

Mask of Shadows is a YA fantasy novel by Linsey Miller. It’s not own voices but it features a gender fluid MC called Sal who feels realistic. They dress the gender they feel that day and I get that. As it’s the way I deal with my own gender. They’re unapologetic about it and they aim to be the best no matter how people see them.

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Book Review: The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

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Okay, I’m gonna try using GIFs in this review so let’s see how it goes.

Oh dear. I was so excited for this book and I’ve just been so let down. I received this book through Kate Tilton’s Author Services through Instagram and this was an immediate request. And I do feel lucky to have been granted a copy but I just didn’t enjoy this book.

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Book Review: Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

I heard about Runebinder last year before it’s official release and it’s been a book that I’ve been dying to read since. So when I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in return for an honest review? I was super happy.

Runebinder is a book that feels like a mix between This Savage Song and The Immortal Rules. It was an interesting and very dark read but at moments it could seem a little slow. It focuses on Tenn, a boy whose water magic seems to be starting to control him, just as the Kin – human monsters who want to use him to help them win.

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Book Review: Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Man, oh, man. Ash Princess is a magnificent fantasy debut by Laura Sebastian and i completely devoured it. Before I started reading it I checked the reviews and most either commented on how violent it is or described it as a dull mix of many other books. So I was surprised by how much I adored this book. However, it definitely contains a lot of violence, racism and features slavery so please be aware. But if that’s something you think you can handle then definitely pick this book up. I was granted a feel copy through NetGalley in return for an honest review but the book is due for release on the 14th June in the UK.

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Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Aren’t fairy tale retellings just one of the best things ever?

I love them. Even when I’m not a fan of the original fairy tale itself.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is one such fairy tale that I’ve never really enjoyed and the Evil Queen isn’t a villain I particularly cared about. But hey, it was an East Asian inspired origin story of a villain who doesn’t have an obvious reason for her evil. So I decided to give it a go and, man, I’m glad I did.

Forest of A Thousand Lanterns follows Xifeng, a beautiful village girl who had been informed by her Guma that she was destined for greatness and the throne. Following her destiny would lead her down the path of darkness as the only way to increase her power is to eat the hearts of the recently deceased.

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