⭐⭐⭐⭐ Monsters are amongst my favorite fantasy creatures. Plus I love reading classics. But only on reread did I finally start to appreciate Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
⭐⭐⭐⭐½ Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz is set in 1817, Edinburgh, where secrets are literally buried. Hazel Sinnett is an upper class young lady who’d much rather
⭐⭐ The Maidens by Alex Michaelides – there’s a string of murders going on at Cambridge. A theatrical, charming but creepy professor obsessed with the myth of Persephone and
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Dark academia is one of my favorite subgenres. The school setting, the mystery, the esthetics, the gothic vibes… In Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, we follow Galaxy (Alex) Stern
⭐⭐⭐ The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige was similar to so many other urban YA fantasies I’ve read over the years. Mostly in the sense that – I liked it more than it deserved and
⭐⭐⭐ I’m going to be honest – The New Girl by Jesse Q. Sutanto didn’t go as great for me as I expected. Which is such a shame, because it had quite a few things going for it.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson – The atmosphere was also done really well. Modern gothic. Very ominous, uncertain, deceiving and untrustworthy. And
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Legendborn is Tracy Deonn’s debut novel. It is a YA urban/low fantasy that retells the story of King Arthur and his knights (although it is more a continuation than