3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews · Thriller

The Paragon Hotel

The story had a distinctive style to it. Especially in its setting, but the plot and characters were rather lackluster. At least in my opinion. The story starts off with a style that takes a while to get into. And there seems to be a direction. Except that I don't really feel it anyway. The… Continue reading The Paragon Hotel

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2 stars · 3 stars · Adult · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews

Jade City

Well, I just wasn't drawn into it. There was something about this work that just didn't manage to get my attention and draw me into it. The world was confusing, I had no idea what was going on. And the beginning was... interesting. In a good and bad way. The good way is that it… Continue reading Jade City

2 stars · Books · Historical · Reviews

The Lost Queen

Well, I was fascinated to know where the story could have went. I really was. I wanted to be drawn into the world of early medieval Britain. This didn't work. It has some decisions, but in most cases the main character does absolutely nothing. She simply sits around with her brother, and there is no… Continue reading The Lost Queen

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Templar Silks

I just didn't really got drawn into the story. Which is the main issue when it comes to Elizabeth Chadwick. Her works are all on point when it comes to historical fact, but it just doesn't have any compelling story or really knows how to draw a reader in. And reading it can be somewhat… Continue reading Templar Silks

1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Uncategorized

Hazards of Time Travel

I am honestly really really bored by the story. What is there to read? Something going horribly wrong? The idea of time travel being flawed. None of that is actually answered here. When the story literally jumps around with absolutely no idea on what it's doing at the end of the day. Who is the… Continue reading Hazards of Time Travel

Manga · Reviews · Uncategorized

Altair: A Record of Battles

If anything, this had been one interesting ride. The story isn't about fantasy, or anything like that. It is a very realistic story, derailing the records of battle and knowing how to leverage the fact that characters here are mortal and battle doesn't always mean that it is an instant win. The beginning starts off… Continue reading Altair: A Record of Battles

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Well, this was a book which kept me flipping the pages. With twists that I didn't expect and was in all ways, entertaining, but also full of depth. What happens when a girl is given to the Frankenstein family? What happens if she is raised to know to win his love, and he only has… Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

I was bored with the story. It just didn't help me and the more I tried. The more it just didn't seem to have anything that fitted. Even as it touched a little on Japan, although I'm particularly baffled about how it comes together. And the writing for most part was bland and unmemorable. And… Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

2 stars · Alternate History · Books · Reviews · Young Adult

That Inevitable Victorian Thing

If anything, this just didn't catch my attention. The story seemed to be heading nowhere for most of the book. And I really didn't find anything interesting. It begins with an interesting premise. What if Victoria chosen to pass it to her daughter who would become Victoria II as compared to her son Albert. And… Continue reading That Inevitable Victorian Thing

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Urban Fantasy

Vita Nostra

If anything, this was a bizarrely delectable journey. It's a school about magic, but it's nothing like Harry Potter. The students have no idea what they're studying or even the reason why. Some of them don't even want to be there and were forced into it. There were no answers given, but even then it… Continue reading Vita Nostra

Movies · Reviews

Captain Marvel

I was surprised by the movie. I was skeptical, didn't really know what to think and simply went along. And well, I was fairly surprised at it. If anything, this is a likeable story. Even if it has some problems. I always been fond of Marvel, and I have never really caught up fully although… Continue reading Captain Marvel

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews

The 50/50 Killer

For me, this just didn't work at end of the day. It just didn't manage to surprise me or anything of the sort. The writing was difficult and I felt that the right thing simply didn't happen. I didn't know who the chosen couple was, and the investigator was not even on the case. I… Continue reading The 50/50 Killer

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Not Our Kind

I was hoping for something that was a little more on the side of actually telling a story. It does to an extent, but it is just so boring. There isn't a real sense of danger. The beginning was strong, by far the biggest point of the story. It defines the main character Eleanor and… Continue reading Not Our Kind

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April: Slowing Down

April will be the month where I began to scale back. As much as I have gotten less ambitious with my book reading mostly because of a lack of interest. And I'm thinking about moving this back purely to a site about reviewing books and anime. I had been through quite a lot and I… Continue reading April: Slowing Down

Discussion · Uncategorized

A leap into nonfiction

Nonfiction had been my newest idea to try and spice up my reading. And so far it has given me quite an insight into developing characters, themes as well as understanding how to market. I went into nonfiction because of boredom and a lack of anything to really read. Nothing was really transporting me anywhere… Continue reading A leap into nonfiction

2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Mask of Shadows

This book just felt so derivative. Told in the point of view of a gender fluid character and at the same time completely like any other YA fantasy out there. The gender fluid thing is no big deal. And that's something I can appreciate. Even if the rest of a book is basically trying to… Continue reading Mask of Shadows

3 stars · 4 stars · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Annelies

What if Anne Frank survived? This book answers the question to an extent. I found the beginning of this book to be slow, I almost dropped it then. But by the middle, where Anne was angry, resentful and mostly a girl not knowing what to do. She is still a girl who has been through… Continue reading Annelies

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews

The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

This work had caught me off guard and made me feel a wife variety of emotions as I read through it. And it blends poetry and prose altogether. And ensuring that each sister has a distinct viewpoint. And it works fantastically to make a different piece of work. All the while the setting is rich.… Continue reading The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

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Your writing has a piece of you

Every piece of writing that you make has something of you in it. Whether is it conscious or unconscious. And most importantly, that piece is what makes you stand out as a writer. No one will employ the same kind of style. There may be people who might decide to imitate, but the exact word… Continue reading Your writing has a piece of you

5 stars · Books · Dystopia · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

Vengeful

In all cases, maintains the quality that it has set. Vicious was a revenge thriller this was after. And it was like watching a television show unravel, characters pitting against each other. All for a final showdown, each with their own story. And at its core, it was delectable and entertaining read. From Marcella, who… Continue reading Vengeful