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Hi all! Looking for books reviews and recommendations? You've come to the right place. Just stumbled across? Well, stay a while and find a book to fall in love with. Maybe I should introduce myself. My name's Sifa (Elizabeth's my middle name, but 'Sifa Elizabeth Reads' rolled off the tongue better than 'Sifa Reads'!). In case … Continue reading Welcome!

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Book Review: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

Genre: Fantasy (& Dystopia) Age Range: YA Star Rating: 5 stars Series: Yes - first book Synopsis: This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it … Continue reading Book Review: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

Book Review: HERO AT THE FALL by Alwyn Hamilton

Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: 4.5 stars Series: Yes - final book of trilogy *SPOILER ALERT: contains SPOILERS for REBEL OF THE SANDS and TRAITOR TO THE THRONE* Synopsis: Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir. The heir had been killed by his own brother, the … Continue reading Book Review: HERO AT THE FALL by Alwyn Hamilton

On Blogging, University and the Contradicting Emotions they’re giving me

I've practically finished my first year of university now - just an end-of-term concert and all the joys of packing and moving. I'm also almost at my one-year blogiversary. I'm so proud of this blog, and everything I've done with it. I've managed far more than I thought I could in both one year and while … Continue reading On Blogging, University and the Contradicting Emotions they’re giving me

Book Review: TRAITOR TO THE THRONE by Alwyn Hamilton

Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: 4.5 stars Series: Yes - second book of trilogy *SPOILER ALERT: contains  SPOILERS for REBEL OF THE SANDS* Synopsis: This is not about blood or love. This is about treason. Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has … Continue reading Book Review: TRAITOR TO THE THRONE by Alwyn Hamilton

Book Review: REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton

Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: Series: Yes - first book of trilogy Synopsis: Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or … Continue reading Book Review: REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton

Book Review: CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: 4.5 stars Series: Yes - first book of trilogy Synopsis: They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But … Continue reading Book Review: CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, TTT is a weekly meme that everyone is welcome to participate with. I actually wavered a fair bit over whether or not to post my response to this prompt because some of them will be very unpopular. But then I decided that it was the point of the prompt, and I want … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions