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Chase

This work is the sort of work which does everything well, but I wished it could be more. The story begins with a young mother, who has her own secrets with her situation being defining of what sort of world she lives in. In a loveless marriage, without any real way out. It got me… Continue reading Chase

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2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Reviews

The Lantern’s Ember

This would have been better if I was not watching something similar but done in a way better fashion that has gotten me hooked onto it. This just feels bland by comparison simply because it took the idea and did nothing with it. Ember goes around and does nothing and so does Jake. The most… Continue reading The Lantern’s Ember

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

First Of Their Kind

This was a book which gave a fairly nuanced view of AI. In a way that does not simplify matters, and gives a fresh take on the artificial intelligence. Theren is unemotional, which is what many might expect since he's a robot. He doesn't really feel and a lot of it can translate to dry… Continue reading First Of Their Kind

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A Time for Violence

A short story anthology with that title doesn't really need me to say what it's about. And it's certainly true to an extent, there is a lot of violence in it. Is it really tasteful? Depends. But in most cases, it was just bland. The most memorable was the first, talking about two brothers. Who… Continue reading A Time for Violence

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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

3 stars · 4 stars · Books · Comedy · Parody · Reviews · Satire · Young Adult

Munmun

This was one of the strangest works I have ever read. It takes an interesting topic and then makes it so strange to read. This was indeed strange because of how I had been completely interested and yet rather disconnected. It wasn't the standard type of story and it didn't really just became the best… Continue reading Munmun

3 stars · Books · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Library of Light And Shadow

I was more confused than anything else. This book was good at completely baffling me that by the end I had no idea what was going on. I wasn't kidding. I really had no idea what was going on. The plot threads in my opinion had been really weak with no follow through. And no… Continue reading The Library of Light And Shadow

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Literary · Reviews

Mother Land

The writing was amazingly interesting. That was really all that caught my attention. The narrative to me had moments where it would have had me hooked and other moments where I would just be bored to the point I was simply flipping pages. It was not created equal or really well used. But the writing… Continue reading Mother Land

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City of Gods

This book definitely did have scenes that stood out to me. Even if it wasn't perfect. The beginning was confusing but it managed to catch up later on. The most memorable moment was where Abigail was confronting her father and eventually with her own mother. It was absolutely incredibly fascinating. I have went through the… Continue reading City of Gods

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Young Adult

The Fall of Innocence

Her story to an extent was right. She had been through a difficult and tremendously hard experience. The author had been able to show it, and show it well. It highlights the fragility. And also the fact that victim blaming is common. The main character is blaming herself for her own actions. As though it… Continue reading The Fall of Innocence

3 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Reviews

Oath Sworn

This was fairly decent. The story managed to grip me at certain sections and having me feeling something for them. There was some growth which to me is rare in many books nowadays. The story just took too long to get going or really good. But when it does it really had me to continue… Continue reading Oath Sworn

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Escape From Houdini

I was expecting something more exciting. The story had managed to entertain me, and it still does but I feel that the middle was just too bloated. One thing that kept this series from feeling the drag had been that each book presented a different a mystery. Something fresh. Stalking Jack the Ripper in my… Continue reading Escape From Houdini

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The Way Of All Flesh

This had not been something that I liked. It did really catch me but I felt that the rare moments where it was entertaining. But the plot was not well developed. The characters were sometimes really intriguing but other times just reverted back to chasing the plot where ever it needed to go. It was… Continue reading The Way Of All Flesh