August 12, 2019

One of my favourite Young Adult fantasy books is Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and its sequel Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Australian author Alison Goodman. Also known as Rise of the Dragoneye, the Eon duology is inspired by Chinese mythology in a world where apprentices can be trained to commune with dragon spirits based on the…

July 29, 2019

I’m a big fan of Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands trilogy. She recently announced a whole new series in the works, starting with The Notorious Virtues coming in May 2020 which is set within the same universe as Rebel of the Sands, albeit on a different continent and generation. Reading the news got me…

June 10, 2019

You’ll probably guess that I have a soft spot for middle-eastern inspired stories and fantasy adventures set in desert-based second worlds. My love began with Disney’s Aladdin and grew to encompass video games like The Prince of Persia and the first Assassin’s Creed, and then books like The Arabian Nights, Rebel of the Sands, The…

March 14, 2019

My genre of choice will always be fantasy, especially YA fantasy, however I like to pick up the odd sci-fi or dystopian novel every now and then. The Fever King by Victoria Lee is the dystopian tale of Noam, a sixteen-year-old Jewish illegal immigrant in a future version of America where magical diseases kill vast…