Publisher: Del Rey

Book Review : The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Book Review : The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Every now and then a book comes along that makes you feel like you’re a better person for reading it—The Warm Hands of Ghosts is undoubtedly one of those books. The Warm Hands of Ghosts details a time, World War I, which is so often lost in the shadow of what came next. Author Katherine Arden lovingly and unapologetically places that time period out in the sun and shows it […]

Posted January 12, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : A Deadly Education

Book Review : A Deadly Education

I have not read another novel by Naomi Novik, since Uprooted, but when I read the synopsis for A Deadly Education, I knew I had to read this novel and preordered it. A Deadly Education is packed with so much greatness. I loved the heroine, Galadriel “El” Higgins, from the very first page. I also was enraptured by El’s humorous narration, the world building, the magic system, the social dynamics, […]

Posted October 12, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Winter of the Witch

Book Review : The Winter of the Witch

I was not even sad that the Winternight Trilogy came to end, because The Winter of the Witch was perfectly true to the series and the characters that I came to love so much. On the rare occurrence when I was not entirely thrilled by something that happened in the book, it was still absolutely in character and true to the overall themes of the novel. Katherine Arden is true writing […]

Posted December 13, 2018 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books
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Book Review : The Girl in the Tower

Book Review : The Girl in the Tower

I’ve read The Girl in the Tower twice, and each time, I’ve been so thoroughly engrossed that I read the novel in one sitting. The novels of the Winternight Trilogy are truly unlike any I have ever read. Though a series about magic as main character Vasilisa Petronova knows it disappearing from her world of medieval Rus, The Girl in the Tower—like its predecessor The Bear in the Nightingale—is still […]

Posted December 1, 2018 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books
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Book Review : Uprooted

Book Review : Uprooted

When I first heard about Uprooted, I was expecting it to be like Dragon Rose by Christina Pope, which was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but with a dragon as the beast! Perhaps I set myself up for disappointment, but I couldn’t seem to like this book as much as Dragon Rose and even struggled to get through it. It really didn’t help that the Dragon of the […]

Posted May 1, 2017 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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