Recommended reads: Laini Taylor, Sarah J. Maas and Meg Grehan

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!

Author: Méabh McDonnell

As editor of Cinders magazine books, television, comic books and the lack of representation for women in movies that I otherwise enjoy are most of what I talk about. Aside from reading I write, mostly about driving from Galway to Ennis. You can find more of my musings over on Twitter @redridinghood19. Check out Cinders magazine at www.cindersmagazine.com

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  1. Hey! My boyfriend showed me Strange the Dream once and I loved it! I have not read it but the synopsis sounds so good! I have seen so many good reviews and comments of this book, and yours only makes me want to read the book even more!!

    I hope you like my blog! 😀

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  2. Thanks so much guys, I adored Strange The Dreamer (and everything else Laini Taylor writes!) If you specifically liked that you should check out Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus – different story but familiar vibe! Happy reading!

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