Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. (2020).

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** We first met the Owens in ''Practical Magic'. We discovered the tragedy of the the Owens siblings in ''The Rules of Magic'. Now we learn how it all began ... with a baby abandoned in a snowy English field in the 1600s. Under the… Continue reading Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. (2020).

Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020).

The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020). **2.5 out of 5 stars** At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the 'grand jeu': an arcane and mysterious contest. Léo was once a student there but lost his passion following a violent tragedy. Now he is… Continue reading The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Raven’s Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler. (2016).

The Raven's Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler. (2016). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author and author's publicist for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** Retired criminologist Maggie is living in rural California after leaving the force because she killed a man… Continue reading The Raven’s Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler. (2016).

Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2020

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. (2019).

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Lillian and Madison were roommates and inseparable friends at boarding school until Lillian had to leave due to a scandal. They've barely spoken since until now when Madison offers Lillian a job. The job is to be nanny to Madison's twin stepkids.… Continue reading Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. (2019).

Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Supernatural

Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019).

Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Sanctuary is the perfect town...to hide a secret. Detective Maggie is in town to finalise the tragic accidental death of a star quarterback, Daniel. Then the rumours start; his ex girlfriend Harper is the daughter of a witch, Sarah. And Harper was there when… Continue reading Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2019

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Willa is 8 in 1965 when she receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and instructions: "one ocean: plant in the backyard". When she does, she creates a time slip to meet her future selves... Willa is 33 in… Continue reading A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019).

The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudice. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes with something unique inside - a memory extracted from people who… Continue reading The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019).

Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Science Fiction

Twin Peaks : The Final Dossier by Mark Frost. (2017).

Twin Peaks : The Final Dossier by Mark Frost. (2017). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Usually I try to paraphrase and write my own short blurb but in this case I'm cheating and taking the blurb from Goodreads: "The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel… Continue reading Twin Peaks : The Final Dossier by Mark Frost. (2017).

Fantasy · Horror · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Science Fiction · Supernatural

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost. (2016).

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost. (2016). *3.5 out of 5 stars* This novel is different (just like the TV show haha). It is written in the form of a dossier and includes typewritten sections as well as 'handwritten cursive' sections; both with annotations by the character 'analysing the dossier'. While this… Continue reading The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost. (2016).

Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Supernatural

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. (2018).

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. (2018). (Published as Mr Flood's Last Resort in the US). *3.5 out of 5 stars* Maud is a carer and an unintentional psychic. She is currently working for Cathal who has a filthy home. Maud finds herself drawn into the house's mysteries and Cathal begins to open up to her.… Continue reading The Hoarder by Jess Kidd. (2018).