Atheist's Angel (Celestial Series #1), by A. Velfman (dark fantasy, romantic fantasy; May 28, 2022) Note: I received a free ARC and am voluntarily writing an honest review. Atheist's Angel contains scenes of violence, child abuse, self-harm and torture. I can honestly say I haven't read another book like this! Atheist's Angel delivers interesting takes … Continue reading Atheist’s Angel review
Within These Wicked Walls, by Lauren Blackwood (romantic fantasy, dark fantasy, speculative fiction; October 19, 2021) This fresh take built on the framework of Jane Eyre misses some of the charm of the original, but takes it in a riveting and spooky new direction that had me binge-reading. Within These Wicked Walls is true dark fantasy, … Continue reading Within These Wicked Walls review
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1), by Sarah J. Maas (YA/New Adult Fantasy, August 2012) This was not 100% my kind of book...yet I found myself reading it for hours on end! At 18, Celaena Sardothien is the Queen of the Underworld, the most accomplished assassin in Adarlan and a prisoner at the Endovier … Continue reading Review: Throne of Glass (Maas)
In less than two hours, Girl of Glass and Fury arrives! I’ll keep the price at 99c for the first week, so you can use this Universal Book Link to purchase it. Remember, if you haven’t read book one, that’s no problem! Girl of Glass and Fury takes place at the same time as Girl … Continue reading Girl of Glass and Fury Launch Day!
The Chosen and the Beautiful, by Nghi Vo (Fantasy; June 2021) In The Chosen and the Beautiful, the author of The Empress of Salt and Fortune loosely retells Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the eyes of a very different Jordan. This Jordan, who is identified in the book blurb as queer (though she never labels … Continue reading Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful (Vo)
Witches Steeped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold #1), by Ciannon Smart (Dark Fantasy; April 2021) Aiyca, the witch-led world of dueling narrators Jazmyne and Iraya, is absolutely fascinating. Iraya (“Ira”) is the rightful heir to a toppled throne, sent to prison like so many of her Obeah sistren. Jazmyne is the heir to the … Continue reading Review: Witches Steeped in Gold (Smart)
Today's Indie Book Spotlight lands on a retelling of one of my very favorite tales... An Enchantment of Thorns (A Court of Fairy Tales #1), by Helena Rookwood and Elm Vince (Romantic Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling, May 6, 2021) Note: I received a free advanced review copy in exchange for an honest review. Holy mackerel! I … Continue reading Review: An Enchantment of Thorns (Rookwood & Vince)
Catching up on some reviews today as I finally add Children of Virtue and Vengeance to my very long TBR list. Which can only mean today's review is of...! Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1), by Tomi Adeyemi (2018; YA Fantasy) This is a new YA classic, with an inventive fantasy world and a real-world … Continue reading Review: Children of Blood and Bone (Adeyemi)
The Year of the Witching (Bethel Series, 2020; HORROR, DARK FANTASY), by Alexis Hendersen Immanuelle isn’t like other girls in her puritanical and cult-like society of Bethel. For one thing, her mother emerged from the forbidden woods, where witches live, to give birth to her. The Prophet she tried to escape from is the very … Continue reading Review of The Year of the Witching (Henderson)
You can get this (new adult dark fantasy novel)! At long last, my first novel is here! I’ll be keeping the price at 99c for a short while to celebrate and because, you know, marketing.If you’re still not sure if this book is for you, you can now head over to Smashwords to download a … Continue reading Girl of Shadow and Glass release day!