[Series Review] The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (also known as ‘A Natural History of Dragons’)

"Although my memoirs are of course the story of my life and career, they are also a story of discovery: of curiosity, and investigation, and learning, not only regarding dragons but many other topics." The Memoirs of Lady Trent is a five-book series by Marie Brennan all about dragons and dragon naturalism, set in a …

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[Reviews] ‘The Missing of Clairedelune’ by Christelle Dabos (ARC)

Nota bene: "Try your dears." Who said these words and what do they mean? When Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the public spotlight. Her gift―the ability to read the secret history of objects―is now known by all, and there can be no …

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[Reviews] ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

“They weren’t the kings and queens of Four Paths High School - they were its gods.” Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of …

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[Reviews] ‘The Gutter Prayer’ by Gareth Hanrahan (ARC)

"She's fought before, cut people with it, but never killed with it. Cut and run, that's her way. In this crowded city, that's not necessarily an option." The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man - are betrayed by the master …

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[Reviews] ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ by Samantha Shannon (ARC)

"You know the story of the Damsel and the Saint. You know how a knight rescued a princess from a dragon and took her away to a kingdom across the sea.  You know that they founded a great city and lived happily ever after." He smiled. "Everything you know is false." A world divided.  A …

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[Reviews] ‘A Curse So Dark and Lonely’ by Brigid Kemmerer (ARC)

"Fall in love. Break the curse." Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, …

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[Reviews] ‘ The Winter of the Witch’ by Katherine Arden (ARC) / A Few Reasons Why I Love the Winternight Trilogy

"I will ride the world, in between times, through the farthest countries of dark and day." One girl can make a difference...  Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune …

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