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This was a strange book to be reading at the very least. It was baffling, rambling but about a very dark topic. Except the writing made me want to cringe. Like so many times. It was as though no one bothered to check the content and the work itself doesn't really come across as some… Continue reading More

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1 star · Books · Fantasy · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Gilded Wolves

I was sorely bored. I guess I wanted to be swept up into a book of strong characters, schemes, in which this book was supposed to prove that. It doesn't. The execution of the story was bloody terrible. From the beginning to the end I still don't care and don't know any of this people.… Continue reading The Gilded Wolves

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

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

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

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

1 star · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Splendor and Spark

Honestly I was hoping for more. Even as initially it seemed interesting until the next moment where it started to reveal all of its big issues. For most part, I don't even know what is going on. What is the point of all of this. There is just so much expanding without any corresponding situation… Continue reading Splendor and Spark

1 star · Books · Historical

The Huntingfield Paintress

It just didn't feel good. A hundred pages in and I was feeling nothing about the book. I did not feel like I really wanted to continue reading or anything. And the beginning had turned it off for me. Even as the chapters that continued it really made me really not keen on doing anything.… Continue reading The Huntingfield Paintress

1 star · 2 stars · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews

The Iron Flower

I was just really bored. The Black Witch had more in terms of knowing what it wanted to do. Here, it is just a series of back and forth. The plot is nonexistent. Things don't get bad fast enough, and even then it doesn't matter. The story begins with plenty of threats to Elloren. But… Continue reading The Iron Flower

1 star · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Young Adult

The Spiritglass Charade

I guess I should have known better than I really didn't feel like wanting to read any more Victorian mystery novels. And even way back in 2016, my expectations had been pretty low. And this just proved me right in the scale that I should have stayed away from it. Mostly because within the 100… Continue reading The Spiritglass Charade

1 star · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

Batman: Nightwalker

The one thing that bothered me the most about the story here had been how unbelievable it was. It turns out Bruce Wayne had to do community service in an asylum. I'm pretty sure that majority of all teenagers do not get assigned that. As most of them will be helping at orphanages or hospices… Continue reading Batman: Nightwalker

1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews

Bone Lines

This was just not what I expected to read. Initially, I was keen upon the idea. But the story just took way too long to head anywhere. It was rather interesting to read about Elosie. But the story Just didn't seem to be working with her. There was a copious amount of description about something… Continue reading Bone Lines

1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman

For all its worth, it certainly only knew about the class affair. It isn't about the mystery. Because the copious amount of description about the situation will have made no sense otherwise. The story begins with the death of a nephew. And it is so insignificant that I may as well be reading a book… Continue reading Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman

1 star · 2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Romance · Young Adult

Heart Of Thorns

If this was a book which wanted to be both dark and full of classic YA. It failed. Mia has absolutely zero reasons to be here. For lack of better word. She is one of the most uninteresting characters. What does she do? Absolutely nothing. Does she gain any sort of agency? Barely. And what… Continue reading Heart Of Thorns

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

Endless Water, Starless Sky

Well if I did hope for any explanations, this didn't serve it. Although the story does end on a sad note, seeing as there are costs to bringing back Romeo. But I feel that the main thing here was the whole idea of how Romeo and Juliet were retold with necromancers. Which will have done… Continue reading Endless Water, Starless Sky

1 star · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

The Boleyn King

If anything, this was not a good book on having Anne Boleyn survive. There are many many alternate histories surrounding her and a possible son. And this doesn't really do her justice, or even Elizabeth for that matter. Who by all means should have been somewhat smarter than the dull princess I saw here. She… Continue reading The Boleyn King

1 star · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Honor Among Thieves

I was really bored by the story at the middle. And that the main character felt plain and didn't even stand out at the least. Zara did not work as a main character, she didn't make me care for her and she felt like many of the main characters in YA. Having the same sense… Continue reading Honor Among Thieves

1 star · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Intrigue · Reviews · Young Adult

The Queen’s Rising

Disappointing, I was intending for a story about a woman who was going to rise to be Queen. Which I got nothing of. It begins with a girl who is admitted because of her blood instead of skill. And when she is a teenager, she is hopeless. That makes for the best of stories, am… Continue reading The Queen’s Rising

1 star · Action · Adventure · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Young Adult

Sky In The Deep

If you're looking for a good Viking story, this isn't it. Not even close. The world is as thin as the piece of paper, the main character is incredibly plain. And most importantly, nothing of importance happens at all. It is just constant mentions of Iri who either betrayed them or not, her constant loyalty… Continue reading Sky In The Deep