The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice #1)

Published by HarperVoyager Synopsis: In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air … Continue reading The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice #1)

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

Published by Quercus Books Synopsis: The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, … Continue reading Gods of Jade and Shadow by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood (Legend of the Condor Heroes #1)

Synopsis: China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is … Continue reading A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood (Legend of the Condor Heroes #1)

Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (The Darkwood Series)

Published by Farrago Synopsis: You mustn't go into the Darkwood, children. Not even to get your ball. Leave it. That ball belongs to the Witches and the Beasties, now. Those wicked Witches. Stealing your ball. Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for … Continue reading Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (The Darkwood Series)

Blog Tour Review: Prowling the Darkness by Stephen Zimmer (A Rayden Valkyrie tale)

Published by Seventh Star Press Synopsis: Dark rumors and whisperings of unholy sorcery bring Rayden Valkyrie to the remote city of Sereth-Naga. There she finds a populace cowering in fear of the city’s ruthless, mysterious rulers, who remain behind the high walls of their citadel. An even greater mystery surrounds the city. Something is prowling … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Prowling the Darkness by Stephen Zimmer (A Rayden Valkyrie tale)