Category: ARCS

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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Book Review : A Sorceress Comes to Call

Book Review : A Sorceress Comes to Call

I’ve said it many times before, but I’ll say it again—I’ve never met a T. Kingfisher book that I didn’t like. They all have truly unique world-building, loveable characters, and an endearingly quirky sense of humor. A Sorceress Comes to Call, with its regency setting, strong female characters, and magic is no exception to this rule and is definitely among my favorites of her works.   “Sorcerer. Coredelia sat very […]

Posted May 3, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

Book Review : How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

As a fan of author Django Wexler’s Burningblade and Silvereye trilogy, I was really excited to dig into How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying, which even had a spot on My Most Anticipated Books of 2024 list. It sounded like an absolute ride and a subversion of the tried-and-true trope of a character getting Isekai-ed into a new world and finding themselves designated as the Chosen One […]

Posted March 29, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : A Letter to the Luminous Deep

Book Review : A Letter to the Luminous Deep

I really wanted to like A Letter to the Luminous Deep—the cover is lovely, the concept is unique, the characters are likable, and the epistolary style is immersive. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, but unfortunately, it was very difficult for me to even reach 34% of the way through the novel, let alone push through the rest of it. And it’s not because A […]

Posted March 8, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Fireborne Blade

Book Review : The Fireborne Blade

The Fireborne Blade instantly sucked me into its world. I was immediately captured by the serious business of dragon-slaying, which was presented in alternating perspectives—one from woman knight Maddileh and one from the dragon slaying Bible of sorts jam packed with the experiences (and often, the untimely deaths) of other knights. The parts of the novella excerpted from this dragon slaying handbook really put me to mind of A Natural […]

Posted March 1, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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