Genre: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Book Review : The Witchwood Knot

Book Review : The Witchwood Knot

When I saw Olivia Atwater, the author of the charming Small Miracles and the Regency Faerie Tale series (home to delights like Ten Thousand Stitches and Half a Soul), had written a spooky continuation of the latter’s world, I knew I had to read it. Like all of her novels, The Witchwood Knot features a charming and quirky romance as well as a strong female protagonist, Winnifred “Winnie” Hall, who […]

Posted November 9, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Book Review : Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries is a delightful, quirky, and utterly enchanting cozy fantasy. This epistolary novel follows the titular Emily Wilde, as she journeys to the remote and wintery town of Hrafnsvik in attempts to complete her life’s research to document all types of faeries, including the elusive and dangerous high faeries. Along the way, she has to confront not only the fair folk, but also the villagers of […]

Posted October 12, 2023 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : A Day of Fallen Night

Book Review : A Day of Fallen Night

  When I found out there was another entry in The Roots of Chaos series releasing, I was absolutely ecstatic. The first novel in this series, The Priory of the Orange Tree, is one of my favorite novels of all time, so I was beyond excited to return to this world once again. A Day of Fallen Night takes place before the events of The Priory of the Orange Tree […]

Posted March 10, 2023 in 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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Book Review : The Broken Sword

Book Review : The Broken Sword

I picked up The Broken Sword because I read several articles that called it as good as or even better than its contemporary, The Lord of the Rings. In fact, The Broken Sword is even referred to as the “first great American epic fantasy.” Seeing as it had such high praise, my expectations for The Broken Sword were high. At first, I was really into the premise of the novel, […]

Posted December 21, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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