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The Scarlet Alchemist

The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker Hodderscape, hardback, £16.99 Reviewed by Nadya Mercik When I looked at the blurb of The Scarlett Alchemist, I was intrigued by the mixture of the Chinese world and alchemy, although, in general, I don’t read many YA novels. In the end, the book… Read More »The Scarlet Alchemist

The Phoenix King

The Phoenix King by Aparna Verma Orbit Books, pb, £9.19 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk A kingdom on the verge of war. A King on the verge of insanity. An assassin on the verge of freedom. A princess on the verge of embracing her power. But the scales could tip either… Read More »The Phoenix King

House of Open Wounds

House of Open Wounds by Adrian Tchaikovsky Head of Zeus, hb, £19.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming In the Palleseen Empire’s quest to bring the world into their definition of order, their armies scour the lands for superstitions to irradicate. When the non-Palleseens fight back, the injured soldiers need healing and… Read More »House of Open Wounds