This was a book that I was really excited about; a Viking tale of a young girl who sees her long-dead brother fighting alongside the enemy, it sounds intriguing, sounds like there will be plenty of action and a deep secret to uncover… it was not.
Vicious is one of Schwab’s books that has been sitting on my shelf for a little while now, and I really can’t tell you why it took me so long to get to this, but it did. I started this once and didn’t finish it, through no fault of the books – I was just in a weird space at that time, so with Vengeful being just on the horizon, It was time to give this all the love and attention is deserved, and oh boy did this blow me away.
The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli is the sequel/companion to The Last Namsara, which happened to be one of my favourite reads of 2017, so I was eagerly awaiting this one… so eagerly. I couldn’t wait to dive in, and this did not disappoint me one bit.
This particular book, Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling, had been sat on my shelf for approximately a year, and I thought it was about time I picked it up. I was particularly drawn to it due to the season, the cover of this book just screams Autumn to me, and that season is upon us. Then of course, ‘Witchborn’ would suggest witches, and Halloween is on its way too. Then there’s the bird on the over, and we all know I have a weakness for that – so I finally read it.
Victoria Schwab’s entrance into the Middle-Grade genre really couldn’t have gone any better, in my opinion. Schwab is undeniably one of my favourite authors, so I wasn’t really expecting anything less. Set in the gorgeous city of Edinburgh, with a haunting atmosphere and quirky characters, City of Ghosts absolutely knocked it out of the park.