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

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

The Way Of All Flesh

This had not been something that I liked. It did really catch me but I felt that the rare moments where it was entertaining. But the plot was not well developed. The characters were sometimes really intriguing but other times just reverted back to chasing the plot where ever it needed to go. It was… Continue reading The Way Of All Flesh

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

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

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Saint Of Wolves And Butchers

This was almost the same, boring and incredibly bland. The story just didn't catch my interest. It began on an interesting note, but then so many characters came into the picture. And then none of them were distinct enough for me to figure out just who was the main character. I feel that the main… Continue reading The Saint Of Wolves And Butchers

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 · 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

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

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

The Last Mrs Parish

I really enjoyed this far more than anything else. A story about two women. One who wants to climb her way to the top no matter how she gets there, the other the perfect wife who seems to be unaware. Or is she? This story takes these perspectives and makes them entertaining. Especially Daphne's twist… Continue reading The Last Mrs Parish

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

Nyxia Unleashed

I guess YA isn't just for me anymore. Or reading books in my favorite genres here. Emmett has lost all of what made him interesting. For lack of better word. He is just focused on the small things and little else. He doesn't suggest or even say anything. He doesn't want anything. And the moment… Continue reading Nyxia Unleashed

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

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

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

Books · Manga · Reviews

Kimetsu No Yaiba

If anything, this manga was refreshing and solid. It doesn't break any tropes or add any real depth to them, but it doesn't really rely on them to make a good story. And at its core, the main characters are rather similar to Fullmetal Alchemist. Both Tanjiro and Edward are seeking for ways to turn… Continue reading Kimetsu No Yaiba

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

Terrible Virtue

If anything, this was something that brought me back from a reading slump. A book about the woman who spearheaded the Birth Control Movement. The idea of planned parenthood. I liked the way that her story was narrated. Unconventional, it worked even as at certain times I found it rather strange to be there. But… Continue reading Terrible Virtue

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Urban Fantasy

Fierce Like A Firestorm

This was okay. Albeit the sequel wasn't even as exciting as the first book. But it was readable. One of the things that this book suffered was a plot so weak, and so little about saving Iris. I did like that there were answers given as to where was Iris and the back story regarding… Continue reading Fierce Like A Firestorm