Author: T. Kingfisher

Book Review : Illuminations

Book Review : Illuminations

Whenever I need a bit of a feel-good pick me-up story, I reach for a T. Kingfisher work—even if it’s horror. I just love the originality and eccentricity of her stories and Illuminations is no exception to this rule. Illuminations follows the youngest daughter, Rosa, of one of the most well-known and famous illuminator families. Illuminations are magically imbued drawings that serve specific purposes, like a drawing of a cat […]

Posted January 19, 2024 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : What Feasts at Night

Book Review : What Feasts at Night

While I’ve never met a T. Kingfisher book I didn’t like, What Feasts at Night was regrettably not my favorite of her works by any means. Though the novella does a great job setting the atmosphere of fictional country Gallacia, it failed to truly creep me out like its predecessor, What Moves the Dead, or like her other works, The Twisted Ones and A House with Good Bones. Though I […]

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Book Review : Thornhedge

Book Review : Thornhedge

Ever since reading What Moves the Dead, I’ve become a huge fan of T. Kingfisher’s books, snapping them up left and right. I love how the author manages to effortlessly pivot from sweet and quirky fairytale retellings to dark and twisted horror stories. In Thornhedge, Kingfisher manages to merge both of these genres with aplomb, creating a simultaneously sweet, but dark and violent retelling of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. […]

Posted February 15, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : A House with Good Bones

Book Review : A House with Good Bones

After reading What Moves the Dead, Nettle & Bone, and The Twisted Ones I’ve become something of a T. Kingfisher enthusiast, so I had to read her latest novella, A House with Good Bones. I love the author’s effortless writing style, which is somehow always a blend of conversational and fun, as well as eerie and suspenseful. A House with Good Bones is no exception to this rule, but this […]

Posted December 7, 2022 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Nettle & Bone

Book Review : Nettle & Bone

Nettle & Bone’s premise is that of a typical fairytale—our heroine must complete three seemingly impossible tasks in order to receive help on an incredible quest. Though the premise is traditional fairy tale fare, the story itself is anything but typical. Our heroine is not a young, teenaged heir to the throne, but the third-born, thirty-something princess, who was sent to a convent to wait for  the birth of her […]

Posted April 12, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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