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

The Lantern’s Ember

This would have been better if I was not watching something similar but done in a way better fashion that has gotten me hooked onto it. This just feels bland by comparison simply because it took the idea and did nothing with it. Ember goes around and does nothing and so does Jake. The most… Continue reading The Lantern’s Ember

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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

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

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

Splendor and Spark

Honestly I was hoping for more. Even as initially it seemed interesting until the next moment where it started to reveal all of its big issues. For most part, I don't even know what is going on. What is the point of all of this. There is just so much expanding without any corresponding situation… Continue reading Splendor and Spark

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

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

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 · 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

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

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

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

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