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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 : 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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Book Review : What Feasts at Night

Book Review : What Feasts at Night

While I’ve never met a T. Kingfisher book I didn’t like, What Feasts at Night was regrettably not my favorite of her works by any means. Though the novella does a great job setting the atmosphere of fictional country Gallacia, it failed to truly creep me out like its predecessor, What Moves the Dead, or like her other works, The Twisted Ones and A House with Good Bones. Though I […]

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Book Review : Tonight, I Burn

Book Review : Tonight, I Burn

  Tonight, I Burn is a promising debut novel with innovative world-building and magical systems. The novel blazes brightest when showcasing the often complicated bonds between sisters, covering the unique abilities of different covens of witches, and when taking readers beyond the realm of life, and past the veil into death.    I was immediately taken with the world of Tonight, I Burn, which felt like a dystopian universe ripe […]

Posted November 2, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : These Burning Stars

Book Review : These Burning Stars

Ever since reading The Blighted Stars and its recent follow-up, The Fractured Dark, I have been determined to break out of my predilection for the fantasy genre and to try to read more science fiction. When I read the blurb for These Burning Stars, a science fiction novel centering on three very different women out for revenge, I knew I had found my next science fiction read. And boy, am […]

Posted September 21, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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