Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems
Top Ten Tuesday / September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is : Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?)

Top Ten Tuesday – Books You Read Because of Recommendations
Top Ten Tuesday / October 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is All About Books You Read Because of Recommendations OK, to help whiddle down this list, I decided to go with only 4 – 5 star ratings. Also, there are a few where I remember a specific review/person or site that swayed me to read it, but generally it’s a culmination of the review blogs I follow, as well as conversations and recommendations from places like Reddit Fantasy and the Fantasy Faction forum.                  

Review: The Bloodsworn by Erin Lindsey
4 Stars , Reviews / September 22, 2016

Curious about the The Bloodbound series or Erin Lindsey? Head on over to Reddit Fantasy today and you can ask Erin Lindsey anything during her AMA! Be it about her books, writing, hobbies, or just something random and fun! Ah, the final chapter in a trilogy. It is always bittersweet when pick up that last book in series, excited to find out what comes next, yet wondering how the final chapters will go for characters you have grown to love during the series, sad to think that your journey with them is almost at a close. I have really enjoyed the books in the Bloodbound series, so I definitely felt this going in. There’s almost a sense of nervousness if I will be satisfied the end of series. No one wants to depart on a bad note, and it is hard know that even if you love it, there’s no guarantee you will get to read more about the characters. But, excitement to read overshadows all of that, and so I dove into The Bloodsworn without hesitation. The Bloodsworn takes off immediately, with our beloved characters facing situations more dire than ever before as they face the prospect of the complete loss of their land and…

Review: The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey plus GIVEAWAY for The Bloodbound and The Bloodforged
4 Stars , Giveaway , Reviews / September 22, 2015

For those that have not yet read book 1: I encourage you to go read my review for The Bloodbound, and enter the giveaway below where you can win a copy of *both* books.  I also recommend skipping this review as while it is spoiler free for The Bloodforged, it does contain spoilers for The Bloodbound.       The Bloodforged carries the series further into conflict and gives the reader another fun and exciting adventure as this series continues to be a captivating and fun page turner that flies by. There are challenges that are physical, political and strategic. There are moments of romance and heartbreak. The whole book almost seems to be an emotional rollercoaster as the characters are desperate and driven to extremes to try and survive and stop this war. This book does have a decidedly darker tone to it than the first. It also does not have quite as strong of a romance aspect. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there is still some romance and a couple of heated moments between characters, but it takes more of a side seat in this compared with the strong love triangle that was in the first book. This allows the book to get…

Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey
4 Stars , Reviews / September 10, 2015

There are some books that are just incredibly fun and addictive reads. For me, The Bloodbound was one of those books. I read this in just over a day, shunning whatever it is I should have been doing. Honestly, as much as I read, I don’t do that very often. I feel like this is a book that encompasses all the elements that are fun, even if familiar. It’s a book that reminds me why I enjoy reading the genre, and why I enjoy certain tropes so much (I don’t think trope is a bad word, they are out there so much because we readers love them!) I want to be very upfront, this book is a bit different for me in that is has a very strong romance element. Romance is often a thing I struggle with in books even when it is not a prominent part of the plot. I have always stood by the claim that I am by no means anti-romance and that actually enjoy it from time to time. The Bloodhound is proof of exactly that. There is a strong romance aspect, but I remained quite engaged. There is also a love triangle and I can…