Fae’s Captive series by Lily Archer

I absolutely adored this series , they are great fun reads, each one is novella length and sometimes I was disappointed because I was enjoying them so much. But I really recommend these, if you aren’t a fan of instalove though I wouldn’t suggest these are for you. Taylor and Leander are a great couple, amazing chemistry and Taylor more than holds her own.

Taylor is kidnapped by her roommate in order to swap her with another from the fae realm and Taylor is dumped in an alternative universe full of terrifying creatures and she needs to figure out how to survive.

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Poppy’s Recipe for life

By Heidi Swain

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this from netgalley and I thoroughly recommend this book. It’s so sweet, so funny, another great read from Heidi.

Things haven’t always been straightforward in Poppy’s life but her dreams are finally within her reach.

She’s moving into a cottage in beautiful Nightingale Square, close to the local community garden, where she can indulge her passion for making preserves and pickles. She may not have the best relationship with her family but she is surrounded by loving friends, and feels sure that even her grumpy new neighbour, Jacob, has more to him than his steely exterior belies.

But the unexpected arrival of Poppy’s troubled younger brother soon threatens her new-found happiness and as the garden team works together to win community space of the year, Poppy must decide where her priorities lie and what she is prepared to fight for …

Death’s Dancer by Jasmine Silvera

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deaths-Dancer-Grace-Bloods-Book-ebook/dp/B07HD1SGTR/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=Deaths+dancer&qid=1553263767&s=gateway&sr=8-9

Isela Vogel has the power to attract the favor of the gods for anyone who can pay her fee but struggles to hide the degenerative hip condition that will end her career. Then she’s offered a job that will set her and her family up for life. Though her prospective patron is a formidable necromancer with a heated and infuriating gaze, she can hardly refuse the payday.

The Allegiance of Necromancers is powerful but not omnipotent, and when someone starts murdering his kind, Azrael must enlist a human in order to track down the killer. But why does she have to be so frustratingly stubborn–and intriguing? Azrael can make the dead walk, but he can’t make the very much alive Isela toe any line. 

Isela is thrown into a world of supernatural creatures–demons after dark, witches in the shadows, shifters running wild in city parks–where the grace of gods can truly infuse the blood of the most mortal-seeming dancer. As the danger increases with each thrilling discovery, trusting Azrael may be the only way to survive a conspiracy to destroy the fragile peace of a broken world. 

But the greatest threat is their growing attraction. Dancers and necromancers don’t mix for a reason–it turns out there are fates worse than death. 


I absolutely adored this, something completely different and couldn’t put it down. I loved Isela and Azrael. Isela was the amazing rarest of things in good fantasy, a strong female lead who didn’t lose her strength, didn’t back down and kept true to herself, even after meeting a male she loved ! Cannot wait to read the sequel. 

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest review

Stronger than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stronger-Than-Bronze-Dragon-Mary/dp/162414733X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?crid=259YSHUTUK6M9&keywords=stronger+than+a+bronze+dragon&qid=1553200290&s=gateway&sprefix=Stronger+than+a%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Liang Anlei wants a life of glory and revenge

As a warrior who protects her village from shadow spirits, Anlei has never been beyond the borders of her town. All of that changes the day the viceroy and his fleet of mechanical dragons arrives. It’s the protection her village is desperate for, but it will only be given in exchange for Anlei’s hand in marriage. Torn between wanting to protect her village and her own freedom, Anlei is forced to make a sacrifice. 

The day before her wedding, she encounters Tai, a young thief who is also trying to save his people. Tempted by his quest and the thrill of glory it promises, the two embark on an epic journey to the Courts of Hell to discover where the shadow spirits come from. But the secret of their existence isn’t so easily solved. 

Amid dark experiments and battles on magic-fueled airships, Anlei must summon the courage to be the hero; to live the life she has always dreamed of.

I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this to review from netgalley and the publisher, provided for an honest review. Well I can honestly say I 100% loved this. It’s a fabulous read. I have a soft spot for Asian stories, and I love so many more are available now. This is one of my favourite I’ve read in a long time. The characters are well written, very empathetic and likeable. I loved Tai so much, that kind of irritating charm we all love. Anlei is a great MC strong but human. You will love this book trust me . It’s full of everything you could want steampunk, dragons, action and magic. Highly recommended and you should definitely check this out.


We are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Are-Blood-Thunder-Kesia-Lupo-ebook/dp/B07KYQJ8KR/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1553124194&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

In a sealed-off city, it begins with a hunt. A young woman, Lena, running for her life, convicted of being a mage and sentenced to death. Her only way to survive is to trust those she has been brought up to fear – those with magic.

On the other side of the locked gates is a masked lady, Constance, determined to find a way back in. She knows only too well how the people of Duke’s Forest loathe magic. Years ago she escaped before her powers were discovered. But now she won’t hide who she is any longer.

A powerful and terrifying storm cloud unites them. It descends over the dukedom and devastates much in its wake. But this is more than a thunderstorm. This is a spell, and the truth behind why it has been cast is more sinister than anyone can imagine … Only Lena and Constance hold the key to destroying the spell. Though neither of them realise it, they need each other. They are the blood and they have the thunder within

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this from netgalley and it is amazing , one of my favourite reads so far this year.

I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn’t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up there with my favourite read of the year so far. Amazing 

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight. 


I loved this book so much, the writing is wonderful. You don’t want to put the book down. The relationship with Nadim and Zara is brilliant. Zara is amazing such a kick ass strong character. I don’t mean strong in the sense she’s unbeatable, but strong in the real sense she’s survived so much and doesn’t give up. This book is well worth reading, you should pick it up now ! Straight onto Honor Bound for me !

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0722MH4X8/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_uk-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738

The Stone’s Heart

By Jessica Thorne

I was lucky enough to get an Arc of this and it’s predecessor from netgalley (The Queen’s Wing). They are both wonderful books, great reads for YA fantasy, light, great humour and well thought plots. The first book I found far more interesting than the second, but they are both entertaining and fun.( See earlier post )

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