Reflecting back on the year through the books I read.
Call Down the Hawk is part one in a new trilogy that takes place after Maggie Stiefvater’s quadrilogy, The Raven Cycle. You can read Call Down the Hawk without having read The Raven…
It's a masterpiece. I bought it three times.
There are three things I loved about A Kingdom of Exiles that have stuck with me even though it’s been months since I read it. Here’s the blurb The brightest of stars are…
It's seldom I read a standalone so satisfying. Stiefvater creates a whole world in such a short space of time with this book.
The exquisite descriptive writing brings this story to life.
A fresh and beautifully-written fantasy YA.
I came to Crooks & Straights with that Christmas morning feeling. I read the description on Amazon and thought wow, I’ve got to get my hands on that.
Scarred will hook you from the very first sentence and pull you right through to the end, mercilessly. South African author, Joanne Macgregor is a counselling psychologist, and she certainly brings her knowledge…
The selling point of this novel is the magic system, which is based partly on colour. It was a nice, fresh, hook.