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

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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

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Murders

Well, I didn't feel anything at all while reading the book. It wasn't that bad but was it good, I won't really say it was. The ending was convenient if there was a word for it. And I don't think there is one which is better suited to describing the ending than just merely boring.… Continue reading A Tale of Two Murders

3 stars · 4 stars · Adult · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Poisoned Pilgrim

If there was anything which I really liked about this was the clear establishment of its characters. The story is rather quiet and simple. About the hangman and his daughter. And also his extended family. And that they were now on a pilgrimage elsewhere. It was entertaining as the story was rather personal about where… Continue reading The Poisoned Pilgrim

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Focusing on the right thing

After many days of simply sitting around and pondering, the answer that I feel I needed was focus. I'm a natural born multitasker. My mind is usually in many different places at once. And I am always brimming with ideas. Filled up to the top and filling as though I have too many things on… Continue reading Focusing on the right thing

1 star · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

When We Caught Fire

You know what, I really couldn't care less about the story. There was literally nothing that caught my attention as I struggled through the first hundred pages. There is nothing interesting about Fiona. She is really there to be the wallflower of the story. As for Emmeline, I found her disdainful. I didn't like her… Continue reading When We Caught Fire

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Days Deceit

I was bored to death by the amount of details in the book. The anticipation was not there, for the most part the book had no idea just where it was heading and what it was trying to do. I like the series. It was fascinating, the world building was often exceptional. But here, all… Continue reading The Dark Days Deceit

3 stars · Action · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction

Archenemies

This book made me feel nothing. Despite the constant action, the fact that everything was happening. I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything exceptional. The story doesn't really go very deep into the themes. Even as it laid out a very important development, something that neutralize a renegade. And I thought that it was good… Continue reading Archenemies

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Shokugeki No Soma

Shokugeki no Soma is a story that manages to impress me despite the story detail. It is a fresh take on making cooking look interesting filled with tension. All the while without disregarding what real cooking entails. Preparation work, planning and improving one's skill is related to bring a chef. Most important of all, is… Continue reading Shokugeki No Soma

1 star · Books · Dystopia · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Want

I was incredibly bored by the book. Despite trying all I can to ensure reading this it has been largely a boring experience. The story opens strangely. And then for the first hundred pages, nothing interesting happens. It is confusing into what sort of world it is. And the descriptions didn't serve to make it… Continue reading Want

5 stars · Books · Historical · Horror · Literary · Reviews · Thriller

The Corset

This was something that would linger in my mind. And the moment I started to read, it simply refused to let me go. I finished the book in one sitting. It is a book about murder, tales and most importantly it is a book about society. How in one end it is so perfect, where… Continue reading The Corset

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The art of patience

As of now, I have never been more aware of how patience helps me more than anything else. It prevents me from making rash decisions and also made me realize just how I needed to learn it. I needed to stop doing. Why? Because it would give me a better idea on how proceed better.… Continue reading The art of patience

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Fly By Night

I was bored out of my mind reading this book. Mostly because of just how boring the story was. I like the style of the writing. But the content was just what turned me off. It had no idea just what it was trying to do. And the book just dragged on for way too… Continue reading Fly By Night

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

A Study In Treason

This was just bland. The writing at times was interesting. But overall it was just unable to really get me hooked on the mystery. It is a shame as the beginning caught my attention. As far as I know, concerning the ikebana and the deduction. It was interesting to read. Although the latter can't be… Continue reading A Study In Treason