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

Mask of Shadows

This book just felt so derivative. Told in the point of view of a gender fluid character and at the same time completely like any other YA fantasy out there. The gender fluid thing is no big deal. And that's something I can appreciate. Even if the rest of a book is basically trying to… Continue reading Mask of Shadows

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

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

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

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

1 star · Action · Adventure · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Young Adult

Sky In The Deep

If you're looking for a good Viking story, this isn't it. Not even close. The world is as thin as the piece of paper, the main character is incredibly plain. And most importantly, nothing of importance happens at all. It is just constant mentions of Iri who either betrayed them or not, her constant loyalty… Continue reading Sky In The Deep

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

Ash Princess

If it was anything, this was something that really worked if you wanted something that doesn't tread too deeply, but never shies away from touching the more darker aspects. Thora is a princess, the last of her line. And well, she is suffering for everything that has been done by the Asterean. With the first… Continue reading Ash Princess

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

Tess Of The Road

I was just disappointed in it, given how it was by an author that was critically acclaimed. The story was just incredibly slow, though it did have its moments but took a long time just to get anywhere. And afterwards it just didn't seem to know how to handle the story. So that it will… Continue reading Tess Of The Road

1 star · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

A Reaper At The Gates

This was incredibly disappointing. I did not like this book as the characters had lost the depth from the book one. Or at least whatever that made it interesting in the first place. The world is no bigger than just a couple of characters. Completely focusing on the wrong things, and nonetheless forgetting about developing… Continue reading A Reaper At The Gates

5 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Horror · Intrigue · Reviews

The Poppy War

If anything, this is not for the kind hearted. It is reading about war, and what drives people to commit atrocities. How much are you willing to do to commit them. It begins from a girl who escapes. It is a struggle for her to survive, that she chose to take the test km holes… Continue reading The Poppy War

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

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Literary · Magical Realism · Mystery · Mythology · Reviews · Young Adult

Legendary

If anything, this was a book that I could not put down. For a series that begin with me not really liking it, this took it to a whole new level. Perhaps it was the shift in main character. Donatella was always more interesting than Scarlett ever was. As well as the fact that she… Continue reading Legendary

1 star · Adult · Adventure · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews

Furyborn

For a story that talks about kingdoms, there is surprisingly little of it. And again, the main issue here is the characters having no distinction at all. Rielle was still okay, I understood her motivations and why she wanted what she did. But little else was expanded, her back story was empty and for a… Continue reading Furyborn

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

4 stars · Adult · Alternate History · Ancient World · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Intrigue · Reviews

From Unseen Fire

This was something which really caught my attention. It took time, but all the characters were fleshed out with it. And focusing on a central cast. Something that I felt was extraneous by this point had been the Iberian side. Which was anything except interesting. But when it came to Aven, on Latona and Septimius,… Continue reading From Unseen Fire

1 star · Alternate History · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Smoke In The Sun

For a series pitched as feminist, it surprisingly isn't. It also fails to be a Japanese historical fantasy. In many many ways as well. Most of the Shoguns sometimes didn't have power, same about the Emperor. If this actually tried to explore the situation as it was, which will have been fun to read. But… Continue reading Smoke In The Sun

Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Writing

What’s Wrong With Epic Fantasy these days?

I might be just someone strange here, but I have been really disliking a lot of books in the epic fantasy genreal although I have been a fan of this genre for a long while. Regardless of whether it is in young adult (although these do fare better) or adult (these just bore me). I… Continue reading What’s Wrong With Epic Fantasy these days?

2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Young Adult

Everless

It has an interesting concept, but it just focused on all the wrong things. The story was about time as a currency, and the effects it will have on a world that still is based on a limited amount of time allocated to each person. But this focused on everything except it. Jules is one… Continue reading Everless