Reading Challenge Book Eight: The Sword in the Stone

Book eight was a classic fantasy novel. Blurb “Learn. That is the only thing that never fails.”–Merlyn the Wizard Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of […]

Reading Challenge Book Seven: Green Rider

Book seven was a traditional-style fantasy read. Blurb Karigan G’ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future – and the expulsion it was bound to hold – a horse burst through the […]

Book Review: Sunbolt

Sunbolt: A Young Adult Fantasy by Intisar Khanani Blurb The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the […]

Reading Challenge Book Six: American Gods

Book Six was a modern fantasy classic. Blurb After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time. But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow […]

Reading Challenge Book Five: The Call of Cthulhu

Book Five was a classic horror short. Blurb “The Call of Cthulhu” is one of H. P. Lovecraft’s best-known short stories. Written in the summer of 1926, it was first published in Weird Tales, February 1928. It is the only story written by Lovecraft in which the extraterrestrial entity Cthulhu himself makes a major appearance. It […]

Reading Challenge Book Four: Wool

Book Four was an engrossing modern dystopian read: Blurb In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for […]

Reading Challenge Book Three: Oliver Twist 

  Book Three was a longer more in-depth read: a return to the classics with Oliver Twist. Blurb ‘A parish child – the orphan of a workhouse – the humble, half-starved drudge – to be cuffed and buffeted through the world, despised by all, and pitied by none’ Dark, mysterious and mordantly funny, Oliver Twist features some […]