Category: Book Reviews

Book Review : Blood of the Old Kings

Book Review : Blood of the Old Kings

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard that there are only so many unique ideas in the world and it’s impossible to come up with a completely original idea. Blood of the Old Kings, with its standout world-building, interesting characters, and unparalleled magic system, is proof that there are still new stories to tell. I was immediately grabbed by the opening of Blood of the Old Kings, which […]

Posted July 17, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag—2024

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag—2024

Well, if I thought I was in bad shape last year, I’m in even worse shape for this year’s Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. Last year at this time, I had read a mere 24 books. This year, I’ve only read 15, which is less books than I’ve read in some months in the past. I’m nine books behind on my reading challenge goal of 50 books, a number which […]

Posted July 1, 2024 in Book Reviews, Tags
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Book Review : The Phoenix Keeper

Book Review : The Phoenix Keeper

Ever since reading Travis Baldree’s books, Legends & Lattes and Bookshops & Bonedust, I’ve been enamored with cozy fantasy novels. So when I saw The Phoenix Keeper, a cozy fantasy novel centering around a zoo for magical creatures, I just knew I had to read it. The novel, with its relatable introverted protagonist, Aila, quirky magical creatures with personalities that jump off the page, and wonderful message, burns bright.   […]

Posted June 25, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Velocity Weapon

Book Review : Velocity Weapon

While waiting for the release of the final entry in Megan E. O’Keefe’s other science fiction trilogy, The Devoured Worlds,  I decided it was time to check out some of her works. Velocity Weapon, with its badass female protagonist, galactic empire, political intrigue, plot twists, and moral dilemmas surrounding artificial intelligence did not disappoint. However, it did take me quite a while to actually finish the book.    I was […]

Posted June 17, 2024 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction
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Book Review : The Sky on Fire

Book Review : The Sky on Fire

The Sky on Fire is a supremely fun book centering around heists, dragons, and magic with fantastic world-building. In a year when books can barely hold my attention, I was immediately hooked on The Sky on Fire and never wanted to put the book down.   For me, the standout of The Sky on Fire was definitely the world-building. The world is divided into high and lows, with the rich […]

Posted June 10, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Dragons, Fantasy
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