3 stars · 4 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Thriller

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

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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

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

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

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

The Devil’s Bible

This was pretty entertaining. Although nothing compared to Bohemian Gospel it was still very likeable and I enjoyed the story quite a bit as well. It goes to the modern world where Mouse is on the run from her father. The story is competent. Incredibly do. It handles all the moments well, and gives Mouse… Continue reading The Devil’s Bible

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Wildcard

This was okay. It wasn't anything that really surprised. It entertained all right but it never managed to really get me to keep on reading. The best part about the story had been the subplot of Sasuke. That was incredibly interesting and the ending surprising. I liked that completion because it managed to surprise me… Continue reading Wildcard

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

Dance of Thieves

This was readable. Any more than that. Not really. The writing was the best part. The story, not really. The POVs were virtually indistinguishable. At this point third person will have been a much much better choice. Giving the world a bigger worldview without feeling that it is too narrow. Although it had the benefit… Continue reading Dance of Thieves

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

Thunderhead

This wasn't completely what I expected but I really liked how the world expanded. And found that the Thunderhead was pretty interesting despite being AI. One of the things that really bothered me about the story had been how the characters seemed a lot less in danger. Rowan's side was nice to know, but I… Continue reading Thunderhead

3 stars · Books · Literary · Reviews

The Family Tabor

If anything, I was hoping for more. But the story began and ended in a way that was interesting. And of all the characters I liked a lot of them. One of the things that simply kept me wanting more had been the more intricate relationship between each characters. Such as Phoebe and her sister.… Continue reading The Family Tabor

3 stars · Books · Literary · Magical Realism · Reviews · Young Adult

Literally

For a book which breaks the fourth wall it has no idea how to really do it well and give more depth to their character. Even when the author is inside the book, it was incredibly difficult to understand what was the point of the story and where it was trying to go. For most… Continue reading Literally

3 stars · Books · Reviews · Women's Fiction

Girls Burn Brighter

This is a story about two girls. Both who had ended up in horrible circumstances finding each other again. One of the things that I enjoyed was how it showed the harsh realities and gave the time for the two characters to really grow or find the resolve to leave. The story is set in… Continue reading Girls Burn Brighter

3 stars · 4 stars · Books · Historical · Intrigue · Legends · Retellings · Reviews

Mademoiselle Chanel

If anything, this was the story which was different. Although it was not to the exact idea I had for a long time. Chanel was a woman whom captured my interest. A woman who never married and worked her way to her own fortune. It was one of the most inspiring works, but I feel… Continue reading Mademoiselle Chanel

3 stars · Analysis · Opinions · Reflection · Writing

Does a protagonist need to be a hero?

This had been on my mind for quite a while, seeing as a lot of books I rated low often happened to favour heroism over character. And books that did not favoured was vice versa. I liked being able to relate to the characters, for all their flaws, the strengths, their quirks, rather than their… Continue reading Does a protagonist need to be a hero?

3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical Fantasy · Retellings · Reviews

Spinning Silver

This was a wholly much better work. But I feel that it just lost the steam as it got to the end. The beginning opens with a girl who collects money because her father won't. And that is how she will survive. She also happens to be a Jew and I incredibly like the contrast… Continue reading Spinning Silver

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Intrigue · Legends · Literary · Reviews

The Map Of Salt And Stars

This is a work which I enjoyed as much as I was baffled by how certain things went. At the same time I liked the atmosphere and the setting. But the story is split into two, one about Rawiya and her travels. The things that made her life, when she made her way to Sicily… Continue reading The Map Of Salt And Stars

3 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Literary · Magical Realism · Reviews

Deathless

I just couldn't wrap my head around anything that is happening in this story. I did like Marya in how she handled many many things. And the story always seemed to know where it was going, a cautionary tale which warned Marya at the beginning. And when she betrays it something happens, that changes her… Continue reading Deathless

3 stars · Apocalyptic Fantasy · Books · Epic Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Belles

I find the world interesting, but it's mostly the characters which fails to impress me. Even though the beginning was promising, but the ending revealed itself to be rather classic good vs evil. Sophia was a cackling princess, who was too evil and should not be allowed to rule no matter the cost. Without actually… Continue reading The Belles

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Romance · Young Adult

Royal Bastards

This was not perfect. But it was something that I rather liked as well. Far from perfect at any point in time and a lot that needs to be improved on. The story was simple, and rather okay if you wanted something easy, fun and simple. Tilla was not annoying, neither was she difficult to… Continue reading Royal Bastards

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Playing By Fire

For such a story, I was more interested in the war parts. Which I agree as well. Lorenzo's story was more important than Julia's at any point. Because of how it had affected later on. I liked the dark legacy of Inciendo and who it meant. But I didn't like mostly everything else. It doesn't… Continue reading Playing By Fire