Fantasy

Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs Book Review 

Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs  is a light paranormal mystery with a side of romance, and is the first book in  Blackmore Sisters Mystery series. Morgan Blackmoore and her sister Fiona are learning the hard way that you need to watch what you say, or a throw away comment can become all the evidence the local police need in a murder case. Up until now life in quiet in the sea-side

Among Others by Jo Walton Book Review

Among Others by Jo Walton is an urban fantasy about a young woman struggling with her traumatic childhood and the impact of magic in her life. Morwenna Phelps grew up in Wales, the daughter of a mother who dabbled in dark magic. She and her twin Mori were forced to confront their mother in a magical battle that left Morwenna crippled and Mori dead. Devastated and scared she fled to live

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Book Review

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is an urban fantasy novel. Richard Mayhew is an ordinary businessman living his ordinary life in London. His life completely changes when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding in the street, a girl that unfathomably his girlfriend and other people walking the streets don’t seem to notice. This one good deed shifts him from the reality he knows into the London Below, a

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith Book Review

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith feels like you are reading a fairytale or folktale. Elena Boureanu is a vine witch, for centuries she and her sister witches divine and cast spells for Château Renard to create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. That is until Elena is cursed to live as a frog in the marshes, leaving her beloved vines without the care they need. After breaking

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg Book Review

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg is the first book in the four-part Paper Magician series. Newly graduated from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony Twill dreams of working with metal magic are dashed when she is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite being top of her class. Crushed she arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane to learn the craft she has always

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler Book Review

I listened to the audiobook of The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler narrated by Kate Rudd. I truly enjoyed this version and found it entertaining and it was one of those books that was hard to hit the pause button on when I  had to do something else. Luckily for me, this is the first book in the King Fountain series which meant that I had five more books to

Fireblood by Jeff Wheeler Book Review

The latest fantasy series, Whispers from Mirowen, by Jeff Wheeler is available. The first book in the trilogy is Fireblood. Orphan, Annon has been raised as a druidecht, a class that is taught to communicate with the spirit world and enlist the spirits’ help. He has been summoned by his uncle Tyrus of Kenatos to help Hettie, the sister he did not know he had from, secure a treasure to

Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene Review

Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene is a story of a woman finding her power (literally and figuratively) after her marriage ends. Newly divorced Jessie has taken on the job of caretaker of an old mansion belonging to a family friend in the little town of O Brien. She soon discovers that the house, her job and the colourful townspeople aren’t at all what they seem. Generally, I stay away

The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler

The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler is the first book in his new fantasy series, The Grave Kingdom. Bingmei’s family is slain by a band of marauders leaving her orphaned and alone in the dead of winter as she hides in her family compound as the looters camp out for the winter. She is eventually rescued by a band of mercenaries that take her in and train her to become