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 The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis Book Review
**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 The Bookishly Classic Book Crate Review
A book set in Lancashire, written by a Lancastrian and reviewed by a Lancastrian. Title: The Familiars Author: Stacey Halls Publisher: Zaffre Date Published: 2019 Date Written: 2018 Length: (hardback) 420 pages ISBN: (hardback) 978-1-78576-611-4 Genre: Historical Fiction The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire … Continue reading Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls
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 The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev Review
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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 Brooklyn Girls Pia by Gemma Burgess Review