Children of Blood and Bone; By Tomi Adeyemi

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.  But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie…

A Darker Shade of Magic; (Shades of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.  Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George…

Truthwitch; by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #1)

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s…

The Bookish Conundrum: eBook vs Books

📸Rachel Caine’s The Great Library Series It is the 21st century where we have many options on how we wish to read books, even to the point that we no longer need to read just listen. In 2016 the UK saw a rise in sales from traditional bookshops which shows there is still a market for…

When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhye Menon

The arranged marriage YA romcom you didn’t know you wanted or needed…  Meet Dimple. Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination. Meet Rishi. He’s rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him,…

The Origins of Mulan

The story of perhaps one of the most daring stories Disney has gone onto adapt is Mulan. The history of this story is well documented and there are only two different historical accounts/ stories of Hua (Fa) Mulan although both follow the same vein of the story. The Ballad of Mulan was first transcribed in…