Tagged: fantasy

Review: The Last Witness by K. J. Parker

The Last Witness by K. J. Parker is dark and deceitful, yet addictive novella. These two aspects are spun together for a truly fascinating story and one hell of a protagonist that you might not like, but you can’t help but want to know more about.  It’s a book that doesn’t shy away from the darker side of humanity, it actually...

Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

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...

Backlist Burndown Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last By Rachel Aaron

I’ll admit it. I would never have picked up this book if it were not for rave reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. I know I really shouldn’t, but I guess I sometimes judge a book by its title. As a reader who tends to prefer darker books a title like “Nice Dragons Finish Last” just leaves me a bit...

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown was a wonderful escape, a book that really takes you to a different time and place. One that is fraught with etiquette and expectations. Expectations that dictate what one should, and of course what one should not do. Then, to  make things more interesting, layer in magic, ghosts, fae and familiars and you get quite a delightful and...

Audiobook Review: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

A Crown for Cold Silver is bloody, dark and wonderfully witty. It is packed with action, suspense, plots for power. Oh, and of course, the massacre that kicks off the book. I’ll be honest. This is one of those books that is hard to keep track of, particularly in the beginning. If I hadn’t seen this mentioned elsewhere, perhaps I...

Review: Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

This review will be spoiler free for Fool’s Quest, but if you have not read Fool’s Assassin, all I will say is this book is even better and I urge you to read my review of Fool’s Assassin instead. So, even if it has been a little while since you read Fool’s Assassin, hopefully you remember the insanity that ensued right at...

Review: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered wings is a fresh and intriguing book that has a fascinating take on fallen angels in 1930s Paris. Much like a mafia or gang style set up, their are rival houses of Fallen angels. The city is trying to recover from a magical war, it is suffering and scarred but recovering. It’s dark, broken and beautiful, much...

Audiobook Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Vicious is an intriguing and dark super hero/villain story. Eli and Victor are college roommates, friends, and research partners. Their studies into what makes EOs (“extra-oridnarys” – people with supernatural powers) have come to an exciting juncture. A hypothesis so strong that they go to the extreme, turning mere observation, into experimentation. Ah yes! The joys of being young and so full of...

Review: Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

Half a War is certainly a good conclusion to the Shattered Sea series. The larger story arc that spans all three books come to an intriguing ending. We also get characters and stories unique to this book. I think it is an interesting way this trilogy was done. Each book focuses on a different set of characters and their individual stories,...