Like many others, I am 100% ready to leave the nightmare that was 2016 behind and begin afresh in 2017. Before we look forward to the new year, I would like to look back on one of the few good things 2016 offered: all the wonderful books I got to read. I loved many books this year, but here are 8 of the books that personally touched me the most.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: I will never love another crew as much as I love the six characters in this series. This epic conclusion brought more character development to the table, as well as more scenes between all of my favourite ships. Filled with all the things I love best: witty banter, impossible heists, lady friendships, and Kaz Brekker’s one liners. Full Review. Continue reading “Best of 2016”
Title: Every Heart A Doorway
Author: Seanan Mcguire
Rating: 5/5 stars
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review.
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Every Heart A Doorway is a charming, dark, and wistful tale about the children who are dumped back into reality after their adventures in otherworldly lands. I absolutely adored it, and I think anyone who grew up reading about doorways hidden behind wardrobes or within rabbit holes would feel the same. This review will be a bit on the shorter side, as the book itself is not very long and I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Continue reading “Book Review: Every Heart A Doorway”
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Hachette Australia in exchange for an honest review.
I know you’ve heard it before, but I love Catherynne Valente and would gladly devour anything she writes, be it short stories, full-length novels, or daily tweets. I love the way she blends existing myth and folklore to construct sublime new worlds. With Radiance, she brings old Hollywood glamour and the age of silent film into celestial space. The result is an enchanting and dream-like mystery spanning across multiple genres.
“She is dead. Almost certainly dead. Nearly conclusively dead.
She is, at the very least, not answering her telephone.”
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