Black Moon – Ronel Janse van Vuuren

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:   Death is only the beginning… Varsity student, Emma, makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her fellow students from rioters and is taken to Valhalla. Instead of being welcomed … Continue reading Black Moon – Ronel Janse van Vuuren

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep – H.G. Parry

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Orbit Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, … Continue reading The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep – H.G. Parry

Not So Stories – Various authors, ed. David Thomas Moore

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Abaddon Books - Rebellion Publishing and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories was one of the first true children's books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to … Continue reading Not So Stories – Various authors, ed. David Thomas Moore

The Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran – K.T. Dady

*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Your world isn’t the only one that exists. There is another, a magical place called Bar-Ran, and it’s about to be destroyed unless the Morgan children can find the royal … Continue reading The Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran – K.T. Dady

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

  Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2019! As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say – it is a varied and fascinating genre and I love every subset! … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 1

  Another amazing reading year! I feel so incredibly lucky to be part of the book blogging community and to have made contacts with authors, bloggers and blog tour organisers that have all introduced to me to a wealth of literary riches this year. There have been far too many excellent books to limit myself … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 1

Deeplight – Frances Hardinge

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Macmillan Children’s Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   The gods of the Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. Then one day they rose up and … Continue reading Deeplight – Frances Hardinge

A Rhyme of Dark Words – Jeremy Smith

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Halloween approaches and a prophecy has been foretold Tilly Hart is grieving for her mother when she moves to the ancient village of Witheridge. Finding friendship and love, she … Continue reading A Rhyme of Dark Words – Jeremy Smith

Swan Girl (Rifters #2) – Isa Briarwood

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Cate and Angus barely managed to escape from The Village, a way station for accidental time travelers. In order to save Angus’s life, Cate had no choice but to … Continue reading Swan Girl (Rifters #2) – Isa Briarwood

The Unicorn Anthology – ed. Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the authors, Tachyon Publications and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Unicorns: Not just for virgins anymore. Here are sixteen lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, … Continue reading The Unicorn Anthology – ed. Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman