Lost Acre by Andrew Caldecott

Overall a brilliant read, though slightly let down by the very end. Last book of the series so can’t really go into too much detail. Let’s just say that all the characters have to deal with the consequences of the end of the last book and things get even more weird and mysterious. Most of …

Wyntertide by Andrew Caldecott

In some ways I have even less of an idea of what’s going on, but not in a bad way. A couple of months have passed since the events of the first book. Things appear to have settled back to normal but there are signs that this is more the calm before the storm than …

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

I wasn’t sure I was going to like it after the opening chapter but ended up loving it. The book starts when our protagonist is quite young but most of the book is set when she is around seventeen I think. January has grown up with an eccentric millionaire, Mr Locke, in the US around …

Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott

Update April 2022: Definitely more enjoyable the second time round. I had a handle on who was who much more this time. Strangely I seriously forgot so much of this even though I read it relatively recently. I also mentioned in the first review that it could be read as a standalone, I take that …

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 …

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 …

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