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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1 star · Books · Fiction · Literary

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This was a strange book to be reading at the very least. It was baffling, rambling but about a very dark topic. Except the writing made me want to cringe. Like so many times. It was as though no one bothered to check the content and the work itself doesn't really come across as some… Continue reading More

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

First Of Their Kind

This was a book which gave a fairly nuanced view of AI. In a way that does not simplify matters, and gives a fresh take on the artificial intelligence. Theren is unemotional, which is what many might expect since he's a robot. He doesn't really feel and a lot of it can translate to dry… Continue reading First Of Their Kind

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews

A Time for Violence

A short story anthology with that title doesn't really need me to say what it's about. And it's certainly true to an extent, there is a lot of violence in it. Is it really tasteful? Depends. But in most cases, it was just bland. The most memorable was the first, talking about two brothers. Who… Continue reading A Time for Violence

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

When Christ And His Saints Slept

This was a surprisingly good book. Detailing the events that came to pass of the Anarchy. Of the civil war between Stephen and Maude. It was indeed done brilliantly. Both Stephen and Maude are sympathetic characters, neither one is perfect. And the whole reason this existed is that both did not agree. The same reason… Continue reading When Christ And His Saints Slept

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews · Thriller

The Paragon Hotel

The story had a distinctive style to it. Especially in its setting, but the plot and characters were rather lackluster. At least in my opinion. The story starts off with a style that takes a while to get into. And there seems to be a direction. Except that I don't really feel it anyway. The… Continue reading The Paragon Hotel

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Templar Silks

I just didn't really got drawn into the story. Which is the main issue when it comes to Elizabeth Chadwick. Her works are all on point when it comes to historical fact, but it just doesn't have any compelling story or really knows how to draw a reader in. And reading it can be somewhat… Continue reading Templar Silks

1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Uncategorized

Hazards of Time Travel

I am honestly really really bored by the story. What is there to read? Something going horribly wrong? The idea of time travel being flawed. None of that is actually answered here. When the story literally jumps around with absolutely no idea on what it's doing at the end of the day. Who is the… Continue reading Hazards of Time Travel

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Well, this was a book which kept me flipping the pages. With twists that I didn't expect and was in all ways, entertaining, but also full of depth. What happens when a girl is given to the Frankenstein family? What happens if she is raised to know to win his love, and he only has… Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

I was bored with the story. It just didn't help me and the more I tried. The more it just didn't seem to have anything that fitted. Even as it touched a little on Japan, although I'm particularly baffled about how it comes together. And the writing for most part was bland and unmemorable. And… Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Urban Fantasy

Vita Nostra

If anything, this was a bizarrely delectable journey. It's a school about magic, but it's nothing like Harry Potter. The students have no idea what they're studying or even the reason why. Some of them don't even want to be there and were forced into it. There were no answers given, but even then it… Continue reading Vita Nostra

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews

The 50/50 Killer

For me, this just didn't work at end of the day. It just didn't manage to surprise me or anything of the sort. The writing was difficult and I felt that the right thing simply didn't happen. I didn't know who the chosen couple was, and the investigator was not even on the case. I… Continue reading The 50/50 Killer

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Not Our Kind

I was hoping for something that was a little more on the side of actually telling a story. It does to an extent, but it is just so boring. There isn't a real sense of danger. The beginning was strong, by far the biggest point of the story. It defines the main character Eleanor and… Continue reading Not Our Kind

3 stars · 4 stars · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Annelies

What if Anne Frank survived? This book answers the question to an extent. I found the beginning of this book to be slow, I almost dropped it then. But by the middle, where Anne was angry, resentful and mostly a girl not knowing what to do. She is still a girl who has been through… Continue reading Annelies

5 stars · Books · Dystopia · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

Vengeful

In all cases, maintains the quality that it has set. Vicious was a revenge thriller this was after. And it was like watching a television show unravel, characters pitting against each other. All for a final showdown, each with their own story. And at its core, it was delectable and entertaining read. From Marcella, who… Continue reading Vengeful

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Murders

Well, I didn't feel anything at all while reading the book. It wasn't that bad but was it good, I won't really say it was. The ending was convenient if there was a word for it. And I don't think there is one which is better suited to describing the ending than just merely boring.… Continue reading A Tale of Two Murders

3 stars · 4 stars · Adult · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Poisoned Pilgrim

If there was anything which I really liked about this was the clear establishment of its characters. The story is rather quiet and simple. About the hangman and his daughter. And also his extended family. And that they were now on a pilgrimage elsewhere. It was entertaining as the story was rather personal about where… Continue reading The Poisoned Pilgrim

1 star · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

When We Caught Fire

You know what, I really couldn't care less about the story. There was literally nothing that caught my attention as I struggled through the first hundred pages. There is nothing interesting about Fiona. She is really there to be the wallflower of the story. As for Emmeline, I found her disdainful. I didn't like her… Continue reading When We Caught Fire

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Days Deceit

I was bored to death by the amount of details in the book. The anticipation was not there, for the most part the book had no idea just where it was heading and what it was trying to do. I like the series. It was fascinating, the world building was often exceptional. But here, all… Continue reading The Dark Days Deceit

3 stars · Action · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction

Archenemies

This book made me feel nothing. Despite the constant action, the fact that everything was happening. I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything exceptional. The story doesn't really go very deep into the themes. Even as it laid out a very important development, something that neutralize a renegade. And I thought that it was good… Continue reading Archenemies