Tagged: Del Rey

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2017 New SFF Series and Standalones

Once again, it’s time to look ahead and get excited for what the new year has in store for us. Here’s a list of upcoming releases that I think are worth keeping track of, all either first and series or standalones. I read predominantly Fantasy, particularly epic fantasy, and my list definitely reflects that. This list wound up twice as...

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Waiting on Wednesday – Fool’s Quest

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. I adore Fitz and Fool and am so looking forward to catching back up with them in Fool’s Quest after the ending in Fool’s Assassin. These are two of my favorite characters in the history of books, so...

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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

What can I say? Abercrombie continues to know how to draw me in to a story. Half the World was absolutely no exception, and it has the added bonus of having a completely kick-ass female POV. When I ended Half a King, I had thought the next book would continue to center on Yarvi. While he is a critical character...

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Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Confession time. I am obviously a cruel and selfish reader. Why? I’m selfish because I so longed for another story of Fitz and Fool, another book to spend my time immersed in their world. And yet I feel cruel because I know how these stories go. Poor Fitz, things never fare well for him. So to wish for more stories,...

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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...

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

  Red Rising by Pierce Brown. How to write a review for this one? Well, just to start, I will say it was fantastic. This is a fast paced book that is very hard to put down.  It is a story of life, of love, of society, of justice, of evil and of vengeance. It is also dark. Yes, there...

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The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan is a beautifully written epic fantasy. I enjoyed Altered Carbon, but I can’t say I noticed Morgan’s prose as much as I did in this. There are three points of view in this, and I have to admit to a strong preference for Ringil. I feel like he is the star of the...

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The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

  The Republic of Thieves is one of those books that make me second guess all the other 5 star ratings I have doled out this year. In some ways it felt very familiar (in a good way) to go back to reading a story by Lynch. Once again, I love his prose. I love the irreverent nature of the...

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The Daylight War – slight rant. Contains spoilers.

Earlier this year, I read The Daylight War immediately after it was released. It was a book that I was looking forward to and unfortunately, I was really disappointed. I was over half way through the book before I even felt interested in most of it. The first two books, while maybe not ground breaking works of fantasy, were fun to read, books that...