Top 5 Tuesday – Books with Magic (in the title)
Top 5 Tuesday / October 23, 2018

A weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where we list 5 books for the given topic. We all love lists, right? Top 5 books with magic So when you have a Fantasy blog, and read mainly fantasy books (which typically feature *MAGIC*), how on earth do you pick the Top 5? I debated several ways to go about this. The Top 5 Magic Systems. The Top 5 Most Powerful Magicians. The Top 5 Most Creative Magics. But I took the easy way out and went with fantasy books that actually feature the word Magic in the title.            

Top Ten Tuesday – Back to School
Top Ten Tuesday / August 28, 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 Back to School –  Books that take place at school/boarding school (at least in some part)

Review: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan
4 Stars , Reviews / December 14, 2015

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 of the reason, I tend to be captivated by this series and find it incredibly fun to read. This is the second in the trilogy, and while I felt like there was a good deal of progression in this book including wonderful details about the world, there is still so much left to resolve that I actually had to verify if this was a trilogy or a longer series. And it is definitely listed as a trilogy, so I suspect that final book is going to be packed with lots of excitement! For readers of the first book, I know many were hoping for a quick joining of Rielle’s and Tyen’s story lines in this book. For those that are new to the series, the first book, Thief’s Magic, is told through those two POVs with no apparent connection  between them. In the first book…

Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan
4 Stars , Reviews / June 8, 2014

Sometimes I really crave a good character driven book. I want to experience the story from the central character, feel and understand them, get inside their head. This was exactly that (plus magic and a cool new world). True there are two POVs in this, but they are actually self-contained stories with no intersection or overlap. Yet. I have to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this book. I read the Black Magician Trilogy, and enjoyed it, but at the same time, I wasn’t crazy about some parts, particularly romance wise. This left me rating the Black Magician as a good/enjoyable, yet average series. And I had heard that the subsequent books after the trilogy were not as good. So, while the cover of Thief’s Magic certainly caught my eye, I decided to wait until I read a few reviews before reading this one myself. I read positive things, and wanted a character driven story, so this seemed like the perfect fit. Definitely glad I did. As I mentioned earlier, this book is really two stories told in one book. Sections alternate between the two main characters, Tyen and Rielle. Tyen is a student studying sorcery…