*8* last of 2018

‘Time’s convert’ by Deborah Harkness

– love a signed book –

I like a good modern vampire story… they’re silly and cheesy and total escapism. They’re the perfect holiday reading when you brain is full of heavy college books (… gender performatism anyone?)… and your belly full of Christmas food.

This was a lovely surprise present from my sister and I got stuck into it really quickly; it’s a of spin off from the ‘All Souls’ trilogy, which I really enjoyed… but this one, sadly didn’t quite got off the ground. It’s a little flimsy, the story a little weak and it felt more like a bridge for more books to come to keep the saga going. Do you know what I mean? Written in a rush, yes, that’s how it seemed, rushed.

It did the job of mental chewing-gum in the lazy days between Christmas and New year but nothing more.

Any other, good fantasy stories I should check out?

One thought on “*8* last of 2018

  1. If you are into YA novels, give the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater a go. Loved them. And Robin McKinley has co-authored two short story books with her husband Peter Dickenson, Water Elements and Fire Elements. They take turns. Perfect for someone in class – each story stands on its own.

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