Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Omnibus Part 1)
4 Stars , Reviews / February 17, 2015

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was a fresh and enjoyable read. Something about it just felt different then what I typically read, in a very good way. There are some familiar elements in the beginning: An unexpecting heir (Yeine) comes to court, unprepared, somewhat ignorant of how things work. This is something I have seen before, and honestly, it  can go either way for me. Luckily, it worked quite well in this case. Yes, there were some familiar elements, but overall there were so many different things that the story was fresh and original. And quite enjoyable. The protagonist, Yeine is a great character. She is strong in character and personality, and while she is out of her element, she still strives to do what is right. And even better, I became quite curious and taken by secondary characters. I found myself trying to work out their ultimate goals and motivations, wondering if they are actually friend of foe to Yeine. It’s a big political dance, every one maneuvering themselves and it’s hard for Yeine (and hence the reader), to be sure whose interest anyone is trying to serve. Hers or theirs? Or could it potentially be both? Determining who is trust worthy is challenge!…

Tenaciously Stacking the Shelves (November 2014)
Stacking the Shelves / November 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way.   I haven’t done one of these posts in a couple of months, but decided I have collected enough by now that I should. Though I am leaving out anything I have acquired and reviewed already.  I’ve been in a bit of a slump this past week, so this is a nice reminder that I have some serious reading to do! And it all looks great!     The World of Ice & Fire The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martine, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson (Purchased) – I couldn’t resist. This is not something I intend to sit and read cover to cover, but rather flip through form time to time. It’d make a great coffee table book, but the puppy would probably make confetti out of it, sooo, I’ll have to figure out something else.   The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander – I won this form Library Thing’s Early Reviewer giveaway. It’s a bit different for me, but I like the sound of it,…