Adventure · Fantasy · Young Adult books

The Golden Tower, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

It’s finally here, the climax to the Magisterium series. The waiting for this book was one of the most frustrating times. After the traumatic events of the last book, the characters start in a dark place. Aaron is dead, again, but no one knows that Call drew Aaron’s soul into his own body. After everything… Continue reading The Golden Tower, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

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Adventure · Fantasy · Favourites · Young Adult books

The Silver Mask, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

The fourth book in the Magisterium series begins in a dark place for Call and his friends. After the traumatic events of The Bronze Key the entire mage world is forever changed. For six months Call has been imprisoned in the Panopticon with everyone treating him like The Enemy of Death. With no visitors, not… Continue reading The Silver Mask, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Adventure · Fantasy · Paranormal · Young Adult books

Queen Heir, Jaymin Eve

I’m a big fan of paranormal books, especially werewolves, so I was practically jumping up and down when I came across this novel revolving around wolf and bear shifters. The basic set up of this world sees power coursing through magic current lines, ley lines, throughout the world that culminates in crystals in New York.… Continue reading Queen Heir, Jaymin Eve

Adventure · Animals · Children's books · Fantasy

Blood Ties (Spirit Animals #3) by Garth Nix

Things finally get real for the team when Meilin's home is under attack by the Conquerors. Her behaviour is consistent with her past behaviour and she sneaks off to go on her own mission; to save her home and father. She's stubborn and thick headed, though I understand her need to help her home, her plan… Continue reading Blood Ties (Spirit Animals #3) by Garth Nix

Adventure · Animals · Children's books · Fantasy

Hunted (Spirit Animals #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

In this second instalment in the Spirit Animals series the team continue on their dangerous journey. We learn a startling truth; the spirit animal bond doesn't have to come naturally but can be forced. This shocking revelation completely changes the world, enlarging the Devourer's armies and destroying the sacred bond between human and spirit animal.… Continue reading Hunted (Spirit Animals #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Adventure · Fantasy · Favourites · Mythology · Paranormal · Young Adult books

Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare

It’s taken me a while to finish this book due to all my university readings, but here it is, finally. The newest instalment in the Shadowhunter world sees Julian, Emma and their family take on even more fearsome enemies. After the death of Malcolm in Lady Midnight, the Blackthorns thought they were safe. Unfortunately, they were… Continue reading Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare

Adventure · Children's books · Mystery

The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

A good gothic style read. I enjoyed how it was the girl interested in inventing and machines while the boy fascinated by books. I felt really sorry for the kids, especially Violet who had to look after her younger siblings while dealing with the horrible situation. And I just wanted to simply punch Count Olaf… Continue reading The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket