Review: Banished by Liz de Jager

I dislike reading books that are part of a series. Not because I dislike the concept, but because inevitably, when I find a series I like, most of the books haven’t come out yet, and then I’m stuck waiting impatiently. Which is why I didn’t want to read Banished by Liz de Jager. Also, because…

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

As soon as The Queen of the Tearling arrived on my desk, beautifully wrapped in brown paper and string (thanks Bantam Press), I knew it was going to the top of my to-read list.  And that was before I read that it was being turned into a film, with Emma Watson and Harry Potter producer…