Review:An Unkindness of magicians

Title: An unkindness of Magicians Author: Kat Howard Pages: 352 4 STARS From Goodreads: There is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard. In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading.…

Review – Space Opera

  Title: Space Opera Author: Catherine M. Valente Pages: 289 4 STARS From Goodreads: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top science fiction spectacle from bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente, in which sentient species compete for glory in a galactic musical contest—where the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth. A…

Review – The Last Magician

Title: The Last Magician Series: The Last Magician #1 Author: Lisa Maxwell Pages: 500 3.5 STARS A time travel, heist book with gangs of magicians and all the mayhem that entails. Unusually set in early 1900s New York gives real gangs of New York vibes as we follow of characters trying to save the future magicians of New…

Review – The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Title: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle  (US title will be The Seven and a half deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle to avoid confusion with the earlier publication of The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid) Author: Stuart Turton 5 STARS The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a masterfully crafted murder mystery.…

Review – A Discovery of Witches

Title: A Discovery of Witches Series: All Souls Trilogy #1 Author: Deborah Harkness 3 STARS Discovery of witches for me was a confusing book. It elegantly blended the worlds of science, academia and magic but then provides a long drawn out lukewarm romance plot. It is both a successful page turner and just too damn long! I…

Series Review – Caraval/ Legendary

Title: Caraval Series: Caraval #1 Author: Stephanie Garber 3 Stars THE STORY Scarlett Dragna has always dreamt of attending Caraval. From stories told by her grandmother, Scarlett believes that Caraval is a magical and mystical game, masterminded by the reclusive but powerful "Master Legend". Caraval promises the winner their hearts desire but warns them strongly not…

Truly Devious – Review

Title: Truly Devious Series: Truly Devious #1 Author: Maureen Johnson Published: 2018 Katherine Tegen Books 5 Stars Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson is the first in a truly enjoyable YA Mystery series with a cliffhanger that will leave you desperate for the next book to continue your sleuthing. It is excellently paced, switching seamlessly between two time lines…