Book Reviews

You’re interested in my thoughts on the books I’ve been reading recently? Then you’ve come to the right place! Reviews can be found here.

Recommendations

This is one of the newer features on Ink & Myths. A place for recommendations, based on specific genres or themes.

Wrap-Up & TBR

Seasonal wrap-ups and TBRs can be found here, as well as very short reviews and my reading plans for the coming months.

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?”

Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

Review | A Dark and Hollow Star (A Dark and Hollow Star, #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth

Publisher: Hodder & StoughtonRelease date: February 25th 2021Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ+Pages: 512Goodreads rating: 4.19 Goodreads summary: The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto where four queer teens race to stop a serial killer before their crimes expose the hidden world of faeries to humans. Choose your player. The … More Review | A Dark and Hollow Star (A Dark and Hollow Star, #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth

Blog Tour & Review | The Electric Heir (Feverwake, #2) by Victoria Lee (+GIVEAWAY)

Publisher: Skyscape Release date: March 17th 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sciencie Fiction, LGBTQ+ Pages: 480 Goodreads rating:  4.52 Goodreads summary: In the sequel to The Fever King, Noam Álvaro seeks to end tyranny before he becomes a tyrant himself. Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, … More Blog Tour & Review | The Electric Heir (Feverwake, #2) by Victoria Lee (+GIVEAWAY)

Blog Tour & Review | The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett (+GIVEAWAY)

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release date: March 3rd 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Pages: 432 Goodreads rating:  4.11 Goodreads summary: An enchanted tale of intrigue where a duke’s daughter is the only survivor of a magical curse. When Ekata’s brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at … More Blog Tour & Review | The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett (+GIVEAWAY)

Review | Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release date: February 4th 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Pages: 384 Goodreads rating:  3.65 Goodreads summary: Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such … More Review | Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Blog Tour & Review | Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (+ GIVEAWAY)

Publisher: Page Street Books Release date: January 7th 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Pages: 384 Goodreads rating:  4.20 Goodreads summary: Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now … More Blog Tour & Review | Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (+ GIVEAWAY)

Review | The Family That Carried Their House on Their Backs by Sammie Downing

Publisher: Half Mystic Press Release date: December 18th 2019 Genres: Novella, Fairy Tales Pages: 89 Goodreads rating:  4.50 Goodreads summary: Young Miriam is born into a world where women carry houses stitched to their backs, while men carry keys with the power to unlock them. Miriam’s nomadic family moves from clearing to clearing within a dark … More Review | The Family That Carried Their House on Their Backs by Sammie Downing

Review | The Sword of Kaigen (Theonite) by M. L. Wang

Publisher: M. L. Wang Release date: Februrary 19th, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Adult Pages: 651 Goodreads rating:  4.49 Goodreads summary: A mother struggling to repress her violent past, A son struggling to grasp his violent future, A father blind to the danger that threatens them all. When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will the … More Review | The Sword of Kaigen (Theonite) by M. L. Wang

Review | The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Publisher: Orbit / Redhook Release date: September 12th, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Adult Pages: 384 Goodreads rating:  4.29 Goodreads summary: In the summer of 1901, at the age of seven, January Scaller found a Door. You know the kind of door–they lead to Faerie, to Valhalla, to Atlantis, to all the places never found on a map. … More Review | The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Review | Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1) by Alexandra Christo

Publisher: Macmillan / Feiwel and Friends Release date: October 8th, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 384 Goodreads rating:  3.67 Goodreads summary: The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive. Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her … More Review | Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1) by Alexandra Christo

Review | Hag by Tamara Jobe

Publisher: Half Mystic Press Release date: August 24th, 2019 Genres: Poetry, Poetry Collection Pages: 72 Goodreads rating:  4.71 Goodreads summary: Hag is a reclamation of language—how it holds sway over us, how it moves through everything, a gorgeous annihilation. It is a closer look at how we define femininity for ourselves. We choose our lives, and this collection shows … More Review | Hag by Tamara Jobe