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Tough Traveling – Fairgrounds

  This feature originated Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn. Here’s his outline for what it is and how it works. Each Thursday, our copy of ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy. A feature/meme started here at Fantasy Review Barn, Tough Traveling is yet another...

Waiting on Wednesday – Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.   Blood Song was a book that I put off reading just because I felt like it couldn’t live up to the hype. I was wrong. Very wrong. And I am so excited to read Tower Lord as soon as I...

Ebook Deal: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I wasn’t writing reviews yet when I read Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, so unfortunately, I have nothing easy to point you to let you know how highly I rate her books. But this is one of the first series I will recommend to people. Robin Hobb does an amazing job with characters and creating a real emotional attachment between the...

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

This is going to be quite short, as I am finding this to be a very hard book to review. I enjoyed Pinborough’s fairy tale retellings and while this looked quite different, I was hoping I would still enjoy it as much as I did those. After reading Mayhem, I do think it is well written and it I believe...

Tough Traveling – Dark Lords

  I’m a bit late to join the party here, but I figure better late than never, right? This feature originated Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn. Here’s his outline for what it is and how it works. Each Thursday, our copy of ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and...

Waiting on Wednesday – The Three by Sarah Lotz

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. This week’s pick for me sounds wonderfully creepy and chilling. I’ve read numerous rave reviews for it and can’t wait to get a copy for myself! The Three by Sarah Lotz Expected Publication: May 20, 2014 by Little, Brown and Company   Four...

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is like something you just take pleasure in looking at or watching, enjoying and appreciating just the simple beauty of it because it is there That is something that I haven’t run across much with books. I also love the flow of prose in this. It’s not face paced, it just takes you on...

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Wow. That could be my single word review of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. If you read Way of Kings, go read this. If you haven’t, go read Way of Kings and then read this. Seriously, this is one of the most fun, most epic fantasy series out there. I am tempted to leave my review at that and...

New Day, New Domain and a New Look

Well, after 6 months with my blog, I have decided two things. One, I really do enjoy it and two, I was tired of sometimes feeling like my hands were tied in regards to tweaks and customizations to the blog. I couldn’t complain since I was using a very free, but rather limited wordpress.com domain. But I decided to branch out, get my...

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie is exactly the type of YA book I have been waiting to find. It’s no secret, that Abercrombie is one of my favorite authors, so I was hopeful, but still wasn’t sure what to expect. In this book, Abercrombie does not compromise or dampen his story for a younger crowd. When things get dark and...