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The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

This work had caught me off guard and made me feel a wife variety of emotions as I read through it. And it blends poetry and prose altogether. And ensuring that each sister has a distinct viewpoint. And it works fantastically to make a different piece of work. All the while the setting is rich.… Continue reading The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

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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

5 stars · Ancient World · Books · Fiction · Legends · Mythology · Retellings · Reviews

Circe

In all ways, this is a slow piece of work. With Circe as the centre of it all, the one who is not only flawed, but also condemned. It is a slow piece of work. Taking time to build Circe, and time passes very very fast. For a girl that has been outcasted, she wears… Continue reading Circe

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

3 stars · Action · Adventure · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Young Adult

Hero At The Fall

This was just okay. It wasn't anything that I will have considered incredibly different from the rest, but it was a lot more entertaining than a lot of books. The story clears and ties up all the ties, and the ending is predictable. Not that the book was dealing with anything really interesting. I'll call… Continue reading Hero At The Fall

3 stars · Adventure · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

To Kill A Kingdom

This was okay. I like the whole concept of the story as it is, as well as the execution of the plot and packing. The writing was rather charming and never becomes sloppy at the end of the book. It is decent, with a villain that is hinted and built upon. However, I didn't really… Continue reading To Kill A Kingdom

5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Intrigue · Mythology · Portal Fantasy · Reviews · Romance · Uncategorized · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

The Cruel Prince

This was one big surprise and met all the expectations I had on the book. Not to mention worth every cent that I spent on it. If you think this is another book about fairies, you're wrong. Dead wrong. This is all about intrigue, the political plays. There isn't even that much magic here that… Continue reading The Cruel Prince

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Mythology · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

Starlings

Well, the only reason why it didn't work for me is that none of the stories was truly making me feel something. It combines a lot of mythic elements, and a mythology. As well as religion. But I just cannot feel anything for them at all. Or the characters. Something about all the stories just… Continue reading Starlings

1 star · 2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Beasts Made Of Night

Well, I barely remembered anything about the book itself. And I think that it could have been way better executed than this, if you ask me. I was kind of interested in the world which seemed unique and much more different from what I have read. Sadly, it was just written in such a way… Continue reading Beasts Made Of Night

5 stars · Adulr · Adventure · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Literary · Middle Grade · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Whichwood

This was by all means, dark and satisfying. Even for a middle grade book, this was one which did truly explore the depths of being exploited and alone. With no one to stand up for them. A tale of a lonely girl and the way that many take advantage of her, when she does something… Continue reading Whichwood

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The Reluctant Queen

Well, I never thought I will be staying this but this is a series that is quite different from most fantasy books that I have read. And all the characters here have a reason to exist and all does things aligning with their characters entirely as they are said. Naelin is someone with talents but… Continue reading The Reluctant Queen

4 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Historical · Mythology · Reviews · Speculative Fiction

The City Of Brass

This was a work which I savoured from beginning to end. A tale of djinns which paints them as complex and a blend of mythology which I'm enthralled by. I love Nahri, from the beginning regarding her self preservation. A sensible protagonist who did all she could to survive, and to allow her own survival.… Continue reading The City Of Brass

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Literary · Mythology · Retellings · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Mirror Sword And Shadow Prince

This tale was rather interesting, a look into Japanese folklore by the same author. As well as imagining them as quite different. The story is like a folktale, which at times captured me for the way it was structured, and also written. But sometimes lost me as well. Some of it really eluded me while… Continue reading Mirror Sword And Shadow Prince

1 star · Books · Contemporary · Fiction · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Black Goat Blues

I just really didn't understand nor care what was happening here. That was the main problem. The characters were flat and the plot was nonexistent, and that was just about it. At the beginning the writing was rather charming, but right about the end I found it tedious and even annoying as it was just… Continue reading Black Goat Blues

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Mythology · Recommendations · Retellings · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Bear And The Nightingale

This was gorgeously written, in a way that I just fell in love with all that was in here. The writing was in multiple points, and of any kinds and sorts. I really liked how perfect it seemed. I really understood Konstantin and his motives, no matter how much it churns me. And Anna, and… Continue reading The Bear And The Nightingale

3 stars · Adult · Adventure · Alternate World · Books · Fantasy · Historical Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Golemn And The Jinni

I think that this was okay overall and that the beginning was it's strongest. The writing really came to life there, and I did enjoy it at the beginning. However towards the end, I didn't enjoy it as much anymore. As I did feel that the plot was a little too slow to my tastes,… Continue reading The Golemn And The Jinni

3 stars · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Scarecrow Queen

I will say that this was satisfying, but on some level still a bitter disappointment. I did expect Errin to be hurt through the entire process, to come out of it broken and putting everything back. Not how she reacted to it, but just that she bounced back without needing too much of time to… Continue reading The Scarecrow Queen

5 stars · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Intrigue · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Sleeping Prince

I really enjoyed this, in the way that it takes the most common tropes and I expect it to go in a predictable manner. Yet, it doesn't, it goes down in a way that I never expected it to, but darkly so. What I get is twisted folklores, hidden secrets and plenty of intrigue to… Continue reading The Sleeping Prince

5 stars · Action · Books · Contemporary · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

I really enjoyed this work. The wit and humor really got to me surrounded by a cast of extremely interesting and diverse characters who brought this to live. I really enjoyed the liberties she took with the story and setting it in modern day New York, it fits it perfectly and completes her. All the… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer

4 stars · Action · Books · Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

The Scorpio Races

I really was fascinated about this whole entire race. Although I was mostly lost in the book for quite some time. And that I really liked the whole water horse mythology. I did like Kate, she really clicked with me and I could fully relate to her and understand her fully. Hence, I really did… Continue reading The Scorpio Races