Tagged: fantasy

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Review: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

So the thing about real fairy tales is that they tend to have a dark side to them. The fae are not all about making dreams come true, at least not without some sort of price. Roses and Rot is no exception. Imogen and her sister Marin have not had an easy or comfortable life, growing up with an abusive...

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Audiobook Review: Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Oh, this is not an easy review to write. Ultimately, this is a book I wanted to love, or at least like, but truthfully I struggled with it. I will say, I enjoyed all the words as they were written, I felt the prose was incredibly well done. So while reading any given page I felt like I was enjoying the...

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Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Paperback Release Update: The paperback of Ink and Bone will be released on April 5, 2016   For those of you that missed my review originally, I absolutely LOVED this book! And now to celebrate the paperback release on April 5th, 2016, I have giveaway share for Throwback Thursday! If you haven’t read the book yet, you can read all the...

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Review: The Devil You Know by K. J. Parker

So, what happens when the greatest philosopher of all time and a representative (a demon) who works for the Devil strike a deal. Who do you think manages to get the better end of that deal? That is essentially what The Devil You Know explores. The philosopher, Saloninus, is quite well versed at finding loopholes and using manipulation as a...

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Review: Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Tower of Thorns is the second novel in Juliet Marillier’s Blackthorn and Grim series. If you missed my review, I loved Dreamer’s Pool and really can’t stress just how addictive and enjoyable I find these books to be. They have a darkness to them, but overall I find they tend to be feel-good stories. If you haven’t read Dreamer’s Pool,...

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Backlist Burndown Review: Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

For me, Hobb writes the most addictive stories. Dragon Haven is the second book in her Rain Wilds Chronicles that is part of the larger Realm of the Elderlings story. For those not familiar, I highly, highly recommend reading all of her series in order. I’ve mentioned in other reviews the reason for my strong opinion on this is that...

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New Series or Standalones to Look For in 2016

During this season of List Making and Anticipation for the year to come, I really enjoy focusing on the books that anyone can jump into. This means brand new series and standalone novels that don’t require previous reading. As always, there are many great books to look forward to! I tried to mark if the book is a standalone or...

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Review: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan

With Angel of Storms, the Millenium’s Rule series continues to fascinate me. While I enjoyed The Black Magician Trilogy, I will confess to never loving it. This trilogy is turning out to be a much better match for me. Perhaps this is mainly because The Black Magician trilogy is young adult, where as this one,  I believe is not. Regardless...

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Review: Mystic by Jason Denzel

Mystic is very much a coming of age, perhaps somewhat standard fare for a young adult novel. And maybe you could say the story, in some ways, was predictable. But you know what? I don’t care. I found the characters refreshing, I wanted to read their experiences as they venture through this story. So, regardless of anything that felt familiar,...

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Review: Updraft by Fran Wilde

Updraft was a fun read. I really enjoyed the world and imagery of people living in towers in the sky, flying about towers with the aid of fabricated wings. It’s the coming of age story of Kirit, who discovers there is more to her world than she realized. She becomes entangled in politics and and her life has been thrust in a...