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

A Study In Treason

This was just bland. The writing at times was interesting. But overall it was just unable to really get me hooked on the mystery. It is a shame as the beginning caught my attention. As far as I know, concerning the ikebana and the deduction. It was interesting to read. Although the latter can't be… Continue reading A Study In Treason

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2 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

One Giant Leap

Again, I never had much expectations. And the climax did manage to get me reading. But for the most part the story was just so forgettable. It started off rather decently. But it just didn't seem to hook me at all. The story was poorly thought out and poorly paced. Although there was something but… Continue reading One Giant Leap

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

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 · 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

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

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

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

1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews

Bone Lines

This was just not what I expected to read. Initially, I was keen upon the idea. But the story just took way too long to head anywhere. It was rather interesting to read about Elosie. But the story Just didn't seem to be working with her. There was a copious amount of description about something… Continue reading Bone Lines

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

The Devil’s Bible

This was pretty entertaining. Although nothing compared to Bohemian Gospel it was still very likeable and I enjoyed the story quite a bit as well. It goes to the modern world where Mouse is on the run from her father. The story is competent. Incredibly do. It handles all the moments well, and gives Mouse… Continue reading The Devil’s Bible

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

Carols And Chaos

If there is something that I know I dislike about a regency romp, this will be it. Kate and Matt ate entirely bland and boring. They are proper as people are in those times. But unlike the one time it actually worked, because there were actually consequences. There isn't anything that really mattered to Kate.… Continue reading Carols And Chaos

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Wildcard

This was okay. It wasn't anything that really surprised. It entertained all right but it never managed to really get me to keep on reading. The best part about the story had been the subplot of Sasuke. That was incredibly interesting and the ending surprising. I liked that completion because it managed to surprise me… Continue reading Wildcard

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

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

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

If anything this was a far more entertaining piece of work than her first book. Perhaps it was the lack of connection but this just worked. The main thing was how the story divided between three females. Each of them being different. Felicity was as intelligent as she was stubborn and fierce. Johanna revealed herself… Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy