Jul 24, 2017

Mackenzi Lee talks Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, Monty and grand tours

Hey bookworms!

Today's interview features one of my favourite authors and human beings, and the creator of one of my fav books of 2017, as well as one precious cinnamon roll of a character, for whom I have the biggest soft spot. Say hi to Mackenzi Lee, author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, who gave the world the delightful treasure that is Henry Montague.

Jul 21, 2017

The making of an empress || Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C.Dao

Title : Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Author : Julie C.Dao
Release Date : October 10th 2017
Publisher : Philomel Books

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.