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

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2 stars · Books · Dystopia · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

Dry

This just didn't get me. It had an interesting premise where one was likely to really get to me. But just no idea what it had wanted to do at all. The story in my opinion had been really really poor. It just didn't catch me in any way at all. I was trying my… Continue reading Dry

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Intrigue · Reviews

The Queen’s Prophet

I was somewhat interested in the story. At the same time, I really wasn't. It wasn't really the characters but rather the history. If I didn't have an interest in the Habsburg then I would have dropped the book. It isn't really one that has the idea of what subtlety means. It is not one… Continue reading The Queen’s Prophet

5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Mystery · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Muse of Nightmares

When you read a book so good that it leaves you speechless? This is definitely one of them. The plot here isn't clear cut. But even then the story moves, there is direction. It isn't easy to follow and it is something subtle. Most books from the get go are explosive in their plot points,… Continue reading Muse of Nightmares

1 star · Books · Reviews

Mary B

This was not what I expected. I was hoping that perhaps it might be fascinating. To watch how a girl with little looks survive in the world. Sadly, this simply was not the case. It really was not anything fun. And there was so little plot, almost no stakes at all. The writing emulated it… Continue reading Mary B

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Mystery · Reviews

Under The Pendulum Sun

This was a lot darker than my expectations. It was a delightful read from the beginning to the end, and something someone really needs if they're looking for a book which touched a lot on faith. I would say that I'm familiar with Renaissance and that in the recent months where I read book after… Continue reading Under The Pendulum Sun

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

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews · Suspense

The Turn Of Midnight

I found this far less exciting than before. This lacked any real idea as to where it was heading. Quite unlike the story before where the story had been clear and purposeful. Anne here has almost nothing to strive to. I didn't feel as though she was making the effort to rebuild it, neither did… Continue reading The Turn Of Midnight

5 stars · Books · Contemporary · Reviews · Young Adult

A Thousand Perfect Notes

This was entirely beautiful. There is something about this work, even as it is all about a pianist. As much as it is to not have your children live out your dreams. Something that resonates with me far more than anything else. I have grown up with expectations placed on me even as they waned… Continue reading A Thousand Perfect Notes

4 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews

Carnegie’s Maid

This was something that I had managed to enjoy fully for a long time. It's a simple story, about a woman who becomes the maid of a wealthy landowner. And they fall in love. But it isn't that kind of story. It is a story of survival, as this maid is not who she is.… Continue reading Carnegie’s Maid

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

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

Y is for Yesterday

I was expecting a little more coming from the work. Or at least to feel how it should be. Dark, grim with one twist after another. It just didn't come. Fritz was nice but his death had came too early. And a big mistake was how it had almost nothing to do with the main… Continue reading Y is for Yesterday

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

2 stars · Books · Reviews

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

This was something that I just couldn't get into. Because of the huge paragraphs which made reading an eyesore. I guess this book could have won more of my patience if it had been shorter and less likely to make me want to let my eyes bleed while I'm reading this. The story did have… Continue reading The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Steampunk · Uncategorized

Requiem

I was expecting more when it came to the story. There were moments which really grabbed my attention but those overall had been few and far between. The story jumps around too much and the writing to me had been difficult to understand. It didn't give a good picture and was incredibly unimaginative and difficult… Continue reading Requiem

4 stars · Books · Historical · Intrigue · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

It wasn't written in the usual way and yet I can't say that the story didn't entice me. It managed to get me to read this highly wildly structured novel. And managed to make it work. The best part of the story lies in Harriet's own thoughts. That to me was the biggest part. And… Continue reading The Murder of Harriet Monckton

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

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

Books · Discussion

Why Won’t I Finish Divergent?

Till this day I have never finished Allegiant. Divergent came at the height of my teen years, with a movie and everything. But why won't I finish it no matter how bad the ending was. #1 The ending really killed it The ending was absolutely ridiculous, as much as the rest of the story was.… Continue reading Why Won’t I Finish Divergent?