Book Reviews · Middle Grade

Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Eugenides, the queen's thief, can steal anything - or so he says. Then his boasting lands him in the king's prison, and his chances of escape look slim. So when the king's magus invites him on a seemingly impossible quest to steal a legendary object and win back his freedom, Gen in no position to refuse. The magus has plans for his king and his country. Gen has plans of his own...

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A Wyrd & Wonder Instagram Showcase: Week Three

Another week has gone past, and you're all still killing it with your photos for this year's prompts! Annemieke and I are very excited to share some of those. Last week, I looked at Mythic, Undergods, and Weapons while Annemieke showed off your Best Laid Plans and 5 Star Fantasy Reads. Today you can find a showcase of #ShelfieSunday, Dark, and Bite-Sized Delights over at A Dance With Books while I look at your Current Reads and Fantasy Landscapes. Let's go!

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Eurovision Outfits as Fantasy Book Covers

Some might say Eurovision is over for the year, but the truth is, Eurovision is never over! If you haven't guessed, I'm a big fan, and because May is both the month of this fantastical music contest AND the bookish Wyrd and Wonder, I thought I'd mash the two together to create something weird and wonderful (pun intended). The premise is simple: any outfits/stage looks that took my fancy, whether during the premier, or the show itself, paired with a fantasy book cover I think matches its colours and vibes.

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Author Chat: Lucy Holland

Sistersong is a lyrical, mythical story based on the folk ballad, The Two Sisters, and set in and around the hold of a great chief in the Dark Ages of Britain. I did review this book last year, and will provide a blurb at the end of this article, but today I wanted to talk to Lucy about her inspirations and writing process, especially since a follow-up book is in the works! So welcome, Lucy Holland, to the Book Nook.

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A Wyrd & Wonder Instagram Showcase: Week Two

We're halfway through the month of May and the all the fantastical celebrations that come with it, and myself and Annemieke thought it was high time we took a look at all your wonderful posts on Instagram! If you've been following our account you'll see the two of us have been sharing the prompt posts… Continue reading A Wyrd & Wonder Instagram Showcase: Week Two

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The Darkest Part of the Forest Read-along: Week Two

It's the second week of our readalong of Holly Black's The Darkest Part of the Forest and we're poised on the edge of a full moon gathering, so tensions are rising! This week we've met the mysterious boy in the box, asleep no longer, and uncovered more of Hazel's past. The questions this time are… Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest Read-along: Week Two

Book Reviews · Teen

Review: Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin

Kurara has never known any other life than being a servant on board the Midori, but when her party trick of making paper come to life turns out to be a power treasured across the empire, she joins a skyship and its motley crew to become a Crafter. Taught by the gruff but wise Himura, Kurara learns to hunt shikigami – wild paper spirits who are sought after by the Princess. But are these creatures just powerful slaves, or are they beings with their own souls? And can a teenage girl be the one to help them find their voice – and change the course of an empire?