1 star · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Paranormal · Portal Fantasy · Reviews · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

The Raven Boys

If there is anything that I say about it, it will be that this was disappointing. I wasn't absorbed into Blue's story, not at all. Most of the time I was wondering what was going on, and what was the point of all these scenes in the first place. I didn't seem to grasp why… Continue reading The Raven Boys

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4 stars · Alternate World · Books · Contemporary · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

By all means, this explored the different aspects of alternate dimension traveling. And I think that it was incredibly thorough, very very thorough. Such as the idea of what happened when people facing danger decides to jump, but it doesn't work. Which also sets up the plot of the book. And also makes things turn… Continue reading Ten Thousand Skies Above You

2 stars · Alternate History · Alternate World · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Golden Compass 

Again, I just couldn't care about any of the characters at all. Like really don't care about any of them at all. I found Lyra interesting but I lost interest in much of the book as it was.  Something about the characters just never clicked with me, I found it hard to understand Lyra and… Continue reading The Golden Compass 

5 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Intrigue · Literary · Retellings · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns

This was one really thought provoking work. In a really good way. And about a Snow White retelling set in East Asia, about the Queen who will go on to rule and take the birthright from Snow White.  It was rather interesting, seeing as how Xifeng is different from everyone else. Her entire upbringing makes… Continue reading Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns

3 stars · Adventure · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

La Belle Sauvage

This was just unique and in a way drawed me in comepletely. The beginning about a baby girl and Malcolm which drives him to instead going on a trip. The parallel world is similar to the world as we know it but with many different aspects which are very very different. But at times, I… Continue reading La Belle Sauvage

3 stars · Adult · Adventure · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Historical Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Golemn And The Jinni

I think that this was okay overall and that the beginning was it's strongest. The writing really came to life there, and I did enjoy it at the beginning. However towards the end, I didn't enjoy it as much anymore. As I did feel that the plot was a little too slow to my tastes,… Continue reading The Golemn And The Jinni

4 stars · Action · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Traitor To The Throne

A rather surprising sequel, after the last time I read this was maybe last year in November. But one which did surprise me in many ways. Amani goes through quite a lot here, and well learning to be in the palace and trying to survive and escape there was much more interesting really. As she… Continue reading Traitor To The Throne

2 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Retellings · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Moonlit Waltz

I guess that the whole appeal with this entire story is that it is short and sweet and doesn't drag out unnecessary agony. It was okay overall, not making things too complicated all the while I did enjoy how Ella was portrayed too. Add in a little touch of werewolf magic and I did find… Continue reading Moonlit Waltz

2 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Deceived

If anything, I was more confused by the work at all. I just really didn't seem to have understood much of it at all. I just don't feel a single connection to any of the characters at all, neither did it really make me interested in the work at all. Just some demons like Lucifer,… Continue reading The Deceived

3 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Intrigue · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Ash And Quill

This was rather decent. Although the book did have plenty of character development and even moving the plot forward in a way that I expected it would. Such as the building of the printing press, and also finally making deals with his father. Jess' family is truly unique to be reading through, and when he… Continue reading Ash And Quill

4 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Paranormal · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Fallen Kingdom

A satisfying end to the series. Really, I have to admit it. The ending was rather perfect, with plenty of hard sacrifices which Aileana have to make and eventually resolve quite nicely to give a good ending. All the while, making this world a breath of fresh air in its worldbuilding and take on fairies.… Continue reading The Fallen Kingdom

3 stars · Alternate World · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Alistair’s Hearts

I feel that the author really handled the main character well, and that despite having no memories, as we slowly see and discover the world through his eyes. It definitely was an interesting read, with a rather unique take onto it. Kaamil is simply a boy who lost his memories, and like many he has… Continue reading The Alistair’s Hearts

4 stars · Alternate World · Books · Dystopia · Fantasy · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Our Dark Duet

Once again, this author has managed to find the unbelievable to kill me again, I loved This Savage Song, and these is a satisfying sequel. One with an ending that is suitable in my eyes yet completely torn me apart. Returning to this world, again is as bleak as it always was. We make our… Continue reading Our Dark Duet

3 stars · Adult · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Intrigue · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Censor’s Hand

This was the most surprising book I have read. It was the right kind of darkeness, as well as sexism and having a very relatable main character which I really connected with. Miranda was really what kept me reading. The way that she seemed so real, she is confident and not completely the type of… Continue reading The Censor’s Hand

2 stars · Alternate World · Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

The Ninth Circle

Well, if you want to read this book refer to the last pages where the glossary is. Otherwise, you will be like me, asking constant questions, what are the ten circles, what are the difference creatures? Wait, what since when is there a new creature? Well, the author provided a very extensive glossary, but didn't… Continue reading The Ninth Circle

Alternate World · Apocalyptic Fantasy · Books · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Uncategorized · Young Adult

A Poison Dark And Drowning

I gave this a full day to see how it will go, and I have zero interest in reading it further than the first half or so. And even then, it was one of the most boring things I have ever read. Perhaps my taste has just changed too much. Henrietta is a magician, and… Continue reading A Poison Dark And Drowning

3 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Uncategorized · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

Seeker

Even without the knowledge of the previous book, I enjoyed Seeker. Strangely, there was charm in the main character which attracted me to her. The way that telepaths are treated is bound to make anyone pity them. And this book really shows the horrible treatment, although I didn't really the point that they were dangerous.… Continue reading Seeker

2 stars · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Uncategorized · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

Nascent Shadow

It began by having some interesting parts, before it really became a matter of confusion for me. Who was the main character? I don't really know her, and I couldn't really enjoy the narration. The world was especially unclear to me, and in this case maybe a little spoon-feeding wouldn't be so bad. Since I… Continue reading Nascent Shadow

4 stars · Alternate World · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Bone Witch

This was a really good surprise, since the world really went up my alley. Multicultural, and although borrowed from several cultures had a really good way of making it original. Here, there are some interesting developments. Asha, which clearly remind me a lot of Geisha, and their customs. Although making some clear distinctions too. Not… Continue reading The Bone Witch

1 star · Alternate World · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Romance · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Burning Sky

I think Fantasy and I need a long break. This is like the many books shelved in fantasy where I can't raise it any higher than a three, and I barely remember anything from it. Again, unoriginal, bland and most importantly boring me to sleep. I gave up by the hundredth page and began to… Continue reading The Burning Sky