Dorothy Must Die

GoodReads ★★ A small disclaimer at the start: I am not that familiar with the original Oz stories. I have learned some snippets from the recent movie about Judy Garland and -strangely- You and saw the musical The Wiz during lockdown but I am in no position to catch all the references in this work,... Continue Reading →

The Night Circus

GoodReads ★★★★ Why have I never read The Night Circus before?I'm officially way too late to the party. I remember everyone raving about The Night Circus some time ago, but never got around to reading it myself somehow. Only now, with reawakened interested due to the release of The Starless Sea, I was reminded that... Continue Reading →

Riot Baby

GoodReads ★★★★ I first came across Riot Baby last year when it was all over my feed. Somehow I still missed out on what it actually was about. Fast forward to this week, when it was the Ebook club selection, and despite it not being on my weekly TBR for #BoutofBooks, I decided to... Continue Reading →

Djinn City

GoodReads ★★★★ The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday (find the review here) was my first book this year and it was such a nice surprise. After I finished it, I wanted to get Djinn City, since it was also set in the same world with the Djinn, although a millennium earlier. It was quest... Continue Reading →

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

GoodReads ★★★ It has been said that Noah Barleywater Runs Away is a mere children's book. An adventure but not more than that.It has also been said that Noah Barleywater is a thought-provoking novel, even for adults.What side am I on?It's aimed on children aged 8-12, but I believe there is so much more in... Continue Reading →


GoodReads ★★★★ I only found out that Sarah Andersen was publishing another book next month recently. It was on Netgalley, so I immediately dropped everything and set to reading it. I don't follow the social media too much so most of the comics from Fangs were new to me.Fangs offers what you've come to expect.... Continue Reading →

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

GoodReads ★★★ Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet. A cake filled with magic, it sounded like a recipe for success (pun definitely intended).Maire is a baker with a troublesome past (in the sense that she can't remember it). Her cakes are magical - literally so - as they can convey feelings to the eater. I guess more... Continue Reading →

The Plastic Magician

GoodReads ★★★ Polymaking, the magic that deals with plastic, is still a relatively new field in The Plastic Magician. Alvie arrives for her apprenticeship and with the help of some convenient meetings, she soon has impressed her teacher and is working on a spectacular groundbreaking technology.It has been a while since I read the original... Continue Reading →

Gideon the Ninth

GoodReads ★★★★ First read in the #ReverseReadathon How would I even start talking about Gideon the Ninth? I had come across it so many times on all the bookish channels, that I was seriously hyped for it. Then, it was in Amazon sale for only 2$ and there was not a bone in my body... Continue Reading →

The Master Magician

GoodReads ★★★ This series started of really nice with the Paper Magician, but in this third book, The Master Magician, Ceony seriously started to annoy me. Her tricks maybe weren't exactly new - rushing into danger and just hoping that everything will work out in the end just to name something - but I would... Continue Reading →

Silver in the Wood

GoodReads ★★★★ Short review: Too short!I think this could have worked as a full length novel, with a little bit more time to expand on certain parts of the stories. Now, the flow at some points was a little bit odd - but maybe it would all make total sense if I were 400 years... Continue Reading →

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