As part of Fantasy Week on Raggie Writes, I thought I would share my favourite fantasy novels and series. They are all classics and every book on the list is worth reading whether you are young or wise, a lover of fantasy or not. Read on to find out which books shaped my view of all things magical...
It is the late great Sir Terry Pratchett's birthday today and what better way to remember the magical author than to look back on some of his most fantastical novels (chosen in my humble opinion).
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Set in 1845 Yorkshire, The Vanished Bride tells a fictional tale about the very real and fascinating, Brontë sisters. It is easy to see that the novel was penned by a true Brontë lover, as the author's adoration for the sisters is beautifully obvious on every page. Bella Ellis brings The Brontë Sisters back to … Continue reading Book Review: The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
**Spoiler Alert** I have always loved subscription boxes. The excitement of receiving a little present to myself in the post each month helps me get through the working weeks. When I was younger I tried lots of different beauty boxes and loved receiving little goodies that I might not usually pick up myself. So this … Continue reading Review: The Bookishly Classic Book Crate
The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire in the early 1600s and is a beautiful, fictional tale set around the very real people and events which took place during the Pendle Witch trials, a part of history that my hometown is built around, with many residents still believing in curses of the Pendle Witches.
I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when … Continue reading Book Review: The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
I wanted to read something a little different to what I normally read but along the lines of what I am trying to write myself. I remembered seeing one of the books from the series Brooklyn Girls in a library and thought I would give them a go. There are three books in the Brooklyn … Continue reading Book Review: Brooklyn Girls – Pia by Gemma Burgess