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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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

Anime · Fantasy · Fiction · Manga · Reviews · Shounen · Uncategorized

Fullmetal Alchemist

This was something that refused to let me go even months after I completed the story. The story opened a whole new perspective to the way I did things. In all essence, this was one of the best stories I had the chance to encounter. The story's biggest strength is the balance, the well rounded… Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist

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 · 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 · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews

Daughters of the Storm

If anything I am bored by the story. There is just too many of the POV characters and only around two of them are really well characterized. I couldn't care less about Rose and her love affair and the dubious nature of her heir. Her other sisters were just there. The only two which seemed… Continue reading Daughters of the Storm

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

Grace And Fury

For once I'm really really bored at the story. The only interesting point had been how the story turned from Serina to Nomi. I did like the idea. But eventually it was just so filled in drudgery. There wasn't much of anything else that really caught my attention apart from that. And that it wasn't… Continue reading Grace And Fury

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

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

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Urban Fantasy

Fierce Like A Firestorm

This was okay. Albeit the sequel wasn't even as exciting as the first book. But it was readable. One of the things that this book suffered was a plot so weak, and so little about saving Iris. I did like that there were answers given as to where was Iris and the back story regarding… Continue reading Fierce Like A Firestorm

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Reviews

Roses And Rot

I was expecting something different. And this fell into the situation where it took too long before anything truly began. Something about the book kept me curious. Even as I still don't really care much about the story. The characters here are flat, lacking in anything charming that makes them stand out. The story doesn't… Continue reading Roses And Rot

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

The Thief

Well this will have been nice if it had not been focused so much on just talking about myths with no idea just what it was trying to do. And there was very very little court intrigue from what I could see. The story didn't have anything happen that was of any consequence. It begins… Continue reading The Thief

2 stars · Alternate History · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Smoke And Iron

This was difficult to buy into. The story starts to branch out but I feel that it is not well thought out. None of the perspectives adds anything to resolve the issue, or even getting them anywhere in the rebellion against the Great Library. Most of it is just then being in captivity and their… Continue reading Smoke And Iron

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Women's Fiction

The Beautiful Ones

If anything, I was surprised by the book. This had simply caught me with characters that were rather generic but worked rather well. And I think the star had been Valerie. She was the villain of the story but she managed to make me pity her before realising that I hated her. Because of her… Continue reading The Beautiful Ones

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

2 stars · Alternate History · Books · Fantasy · Reviews

Tarnished City

Well, suddenly the book lost what made it good. The story was heading nowhere for most part, and really really convoluted by this point. It was reading a confusing mess with no idea where it was going for most part. And all the characters were all plain and not really all that outstanding. For most… Continue reading Tarnished City

4 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews

The Queen of Sorrow

If there is one word which I can use to describe this story, it is satisfying. It never lets the fans down, and the story goes in ways that I do not expect as much as I enjoy. And in this work, I feel that the villains are shining. Merecot for all her insanity is… Continue reading The Queen of Sorrow

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

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Intrigue · Retellings · Reviews · Romance

Uprooted

For most of the time I was reading, nothing really kept my attention. Or even tried to keep it. The story is about a girl who ends up becoming some apprentice to a dragon. And has a friend who is corrupted or something. And when the dragon helps her, a prince comes to check if… Continue reading Uprooted

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