Genre: Fantasy

🎧 Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo @LBardugo @LaurenFortgang #MichaelDavidAxtell @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks

🎧 Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo @LBardugo @LaurenFortgang #MichaelDavidAxtell  @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks

I was a little worried about reading Hell Bent without going back to listen to Ninth House.  It would have been better, sure, but I remembered a lot, and many details. The world and its magic are complex and dangerous. There will be spoilers here for Ninth House.    Alex has made some friends and […]

Posted February 2, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

The Misadventures of Myndil Plodostirr by Michelle Franklin @mrsdenasaan @sophiarose1618

The Misadventures of Myndil Plodostirr by Michelle Franklin @mrsdenasaan @sophiarose1618

A young, sunny, chatty, devout (and often annoying) church initiate gets sent out into the world by his abbot to convert the heathen (i.e. keep him far from the abbot) and his adventurous journey brings unexpected results.  Always a source of wry, well-penned old-style storytelling, Michelle Franklin’s latest standalone fantasy tickled the fancy. The Misadventures […]

Posted January 1, 2023 by Sophia in Book Review / 16 Comments

🎧 The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore @OlesyaAuthor #KatiaKapustin @AceRocBooks @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks

🎧 The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore @OlesyaAuthor #KatiaKapustin @AceRocBooks @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks

I enjoyed this sort of retelling of the story of Baba Yaga.  The Witch and the Tsar has the Russian mythology feel like books by Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver), and Katherine Arden (The Winternight Trilogy) and oddly, some of the folklore is even in the Robin LeFever’s Fair Assassins series.  Of course, this book has […]

Posted September 22, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments