1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman

For all its worth, it certainly only knew about the class affair. It isn't about the mystery. Because the copious amount of description about the situation will have made no sense otherwise. The story begins with the death of a nephew. And it is so insignificant that I may as well be reading a book… Continue reading Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman

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3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

Thunderhead

This wasn't completely what I expected but I really liked how the world expanded. And found that the Thunderhead was pretty interesting despite being AI. One of the things that really bothered me about the story had been how the characters seemed a lot less in danger. Rowan's side was nice to know, but I… Continue reading Thunderhead

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews

Murder At Ochre Court

I was really not interested. It was incredibly exposition heavy but never went much deeper than that. The story is too polite. The characters are indistinguishable and it doesn't give the writing any emotion. Or even anything that gave the writing something that made it interesting. I do like long series mysteries. But after a… Continue reading Murder At Ochre Court

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

Jar of Hearts

This was disappointing in a sense that I simply didn't know just what it was trying to do. Whether it had been to talk about an inmate and how she could have possibly killed someone. But the premise promised something that it didn't deliver. A mystery that Geo will need to crack. There was almost… Continue reading Jar of Hearts

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 · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

In The Presence Of Evil

I just couldn't even guess what this story had in mind. Set in the time of a mad king, but it doesn't really know or guess what it intends to do. The story is about Christine who wishes to become a scribe. And she does without taking any real risks and at the same time… Continue reading In The Presence Of Evil

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Literary · Reviews · Romance · Women's Fiction

The Masterpiece

By all means this was far better than her previous. Set in the late roaring twenties and the early depression and the 1970s, this was a book which talked a lot about art. But mostly about what it is like to be a woman during that time. Clara is the shining example of the story.… Continue reading The Masterpiece

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Literary · Magical Realism · Reviews · Young Adult

The Weight Of Feathers

This just didn't catch me at the very least. The story felt as though it had no weight even as the title suggested that. The characters were just really really empty. The writing was incredibly nice even if all else seemed to have headed nowhere. The plot could have been better to be more prominent… Continue reading The Weight Of Feathers

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

1 star · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

The Boleyn King

If anything, this was not a good book on having Anne Boleyn survive. There are many many alternate histories surrounding her and a possible son. And this doesn't really do her justice, or even Elizabeth for that matter. Who by all means should have been somewhat smarter than the dull princess I saw here. She… Continue reading The Boleyn King

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Literary · Reviews · Women's Fiction

Marlene

I really liked the story of Marlene. Once again, this was a story of a real woman. A woman who lived her life the way she wanted it to be lived. As herself and no one else. In a way that made me feel for her as well. That her road was not easy, paved… Continue reading Marlene

1 star · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Honor Among Thieves

I was really bored by the story at the middle. And that the main character felt plain and didn't even stand out at the least. Zara did not work as a main character, she didn't make me care for her and she felt like many of the main characters in YA. Having the same sense… Continue reading Honor Among Thieves

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

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Horror · Novellas · Paranormal · Reviews · Young Adult

Anna Dressed In Blood

It wasn't exactly what I expected, but for once it is pretty good in how it delivers something different and not make me feel disappointed to say the least. It is about Cas who is a ghost hunter looking for Anna, who died in a good dress as much as it became her defining identity.… Continue reading Anna Dressed In Blood

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

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Intrigue · Legends · Literary · Reviews

The Map Of Salt And Stars

This is a work which I enjoyed as much as I was baffled by how certain things went. At the same time I liked the atmosphere and the setting. But the story is split into two, one about Rawiya and her travels. The things that made her life, when she made her way to Sicily… Continue reading The Map Of Salt And Stars

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

I was really disappointed. For a story that had such a good premise and idea it didn't know where it wanted to go and take the story. The idea of coldtowns as well as vampires were melded in a way that I was genuinely fascinated by them. And how they worked. And how they will… Continue reading The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

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