This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel

I’ll start by saying this felt more Middle Grade, rather than YA. In fact, if it weren’t for the love triangle, it might have been children’s. It was a good, fun adventure, with a distinctive protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, who wasn’t perfect. As a prequel to ‘Frankenstein’, it might have been good to be able to remember […]

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

I really enjoyed this book. The cover drew me in initially, and then it’s blurb – pirates, assassins, adventure, magic – cinched it. I found the protagonist interesting, with funny, realistic thoughts, and I liked how there was only the hint of romance to come, instead of it being forced in. The magic in it reminded […]