Rereading Harry Potter | The Philosopher’s Stone: ‘Harry – yer a wizard’

Rereading Harry Potter | The Philosopher’s Stone: ‘Harry – yer a wizard’

I reread Harry Potter a few months ago and I have finally gotten round to writing down my thoughts. It's been about 10 years since I read the series last Rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an experience that is much like finding an old, comfortable chair to sit in. Although not my introduction [...]

Where were the dragons in Priory of the Orange Tree? (And other issues I had)

Where were the dragons in Priory of the Orange Tree? (And other issues I had)

The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon ★★½ So this is going to be a controversial blog post as I've seen nothing but good reviews for The Priory of the Orange Tree, especially amongst YA readers but I have a *lot* to say about this high fantasy. ***Minor spoilers ahead*** Although I was [...]

A Darker Shade of Magic Makes My London Look Really Grey

A Darker Shade of Magic Makes My London Look Really Grey

A Darker Shade of Magic | V. E. Schwab ★★★★ There are four Londons. Red London is the healthy empire, Grey London is the city without magic, White London is the starving world and Black London is sealed off, consumed by dark magic. Kell, is an Antari, one of the few people granted passage between the [...]