[Reviews] ‘Ninth House’ by Leigh Bardugo (ARC)

"This was why he had done it [. . .] the chance to show someone else the wonder, to watch them realise they had not been lied to, that the world they'd been promised as children was not something that had to be abandoned, that there really was something lurking in the wood, beneath the …

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[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 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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[Swift Reviews] ‘All The Crooked Saints’ by Maggie Stiefvater

“I was looking for a miracle, but I got a story instead, and sometimes those are the same thing.” Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden …

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