First published in Volume One Issue Three
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer is pure magic. that’s no surprise because it’s written by Laini Taylor, who writes only beautiful things. Her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series is a thing of pure beauty and her Dreamdark series are the badass fairytales that you wish your twelve year old self had. Strange the Dreamer is no different. She invents a completely new world for this series full of gods and lost cities and magic and dreams. I’m not going to tell you anything else but that Lazlo Strange is a librarian with a singular dream – to find the lost city of Weep. I guarantee if you read it you will.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I’ve actually been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately. I’ve discovered the joys of listening to a story in the car. In preparation for the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin in May I’ve been listening to the series. The books are read by Jennifer Ikeda – who is a fantastic narrator. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about someone else’s voice inside my head but boy was I glad I gave it a chance. Sarah J. Maas has a great way of taking our favourite fairytales and re-writing them into bad-ass heroines and Jennifer Ikeda has a talent for bringing them to life. You won’t be disappointed, whatever format you decide to experience this.
The Space Between by Meg Grehan
The Space Between is a beautiful poetry novel written by Irish author Meg Grehan, Reading it was definitely one of the highlights of our month, a gorgeous love story and a beautiful examination of mental illness, we couldn’t put it down. Read our full review on page 43!