A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

So this is the last book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, and though I feel personally that each book didn’t quite match what went before I still really enjoyed this book. It was a slow start but the pace and action did increase in tempo and I feel we actually started to see some …

Echoes of the Great Song by David Gemmell

I love this book. It has a lovely melancholic feel as you would expect from a book set just after the end of the world. It is a fast paced book as Gemmell’s usually are but as always he makes you feel for the characters in such a brief period of time. It is a …

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Such an odd book. Almost threw it away after reading the blurb on the back but stuck with it as it was for a book club. Then nearly threw it away again after the first couple of chapters. The writing changes as the characters grow which was off putting at first as I really didn’t …

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Set a few months after the first book we catch up on what’s been happening with our main characters. We also get a new POV in Alucard, and Rhy is also given much more screen time. Most of the book is set around a grand magical contest which is always fun to read about and …

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

I have to say I feel rather let down. I loved Blood Song as nearly everybody does. However I also really liked Tower Lord, I think because I went into it knowing that the style changed from a single, tight knit POV to a multiple sprawling POV style. I enjoyed the new POV’s and the …

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