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

Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore – Birgitte Märgen

  *I received a free copy of this ebook, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  GIRL, INTERRUPTED MEETS PAN'S LABYRINTH "We all need someplace to escape, and sometimes the mind is just as good of a place as any." A trailer park Alice. A hole that … Continue reading Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore – Birgitte Märgen

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

Ivory Apples – Lisa Goldstein

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Tachyon Publications and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Martin, inspired author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, … Continue reading Ivory Apples – Lisa Goldstein

Pricked – Scott Mooney

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Bleeding Ink Publishing and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Briar Pryce has the power to change the emotions of others by handing them a rose. It is a talent that has done surprisingly little for her, besides … Continue reading Pricked – Scott Mooney

Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo del Torro & Cornelia Funke

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the authors, NetGalley and Bloomsbury. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart 'You shouldn't come … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo del Torro & Cornelia Funke

Blog Tour: In Exile – Alexandra Turney

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, Unbound, and Anne Cater of  Random Things Blog Tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  ‘No one in this city has believed in me for two thousand years. I’m unknown and unloved. And I’m very, very ill.’ He sighed, and … Continue reading Blog Tour: In Exile – Alexandra Turney

The Rose Queen – Alison McBain

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   The Beast doesn't always wait for Beauty. Sometimes, Beauty IS the Beast. Princess Mirabella is betrothed to a repulsive old man a year after her mother's death. She … Continue reading The Rose Queen – Alison McBain

Foam on the Crest of Waves – Silke Stein

  *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Can facing the past transform the present? In a small fishing town on the Mendocino coast, the tides of time have washed over rumours and suspicions, yet … Continue reading Foam on the Crest of Waves – Silke Stein

Stolen Enchantress – Amber Argyle

  *I received a free ARC of this book via Voracious Readers Only and with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Any girl who goes into the Forbidden Forest never comes out again. Except the one who did. Larkin should have been watching her little sister, … Continue reading Stolen Enchantress – Amber Argyle