The Sephiroth Problem

The Sephiroth Problem

  If there’s one thing that really bothers me about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, it’s the portrayal of Sephiroth. In the original game, players are constantly confronted with the aftermath of Sephiroth, not with Sephiroth himself constantly popping in to ask if you have time to hear about his Lord and Savior, Jenova. It’s hard to take this monstrously powerful man seriously, which is a big problem. I never thought […]

Posted March 22, 2024 in Games
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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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Book Review : Sunbringer

Book Review : Sunbringer

Godkiller, the predecessor to Sunbringer, was a five star read for me and one of my favorite books of 2023. So I was absolutely desperate to get my hands on the follow-up, Sunbringer, especially because Godkiller ended on a cliffhanger. Thankfully, readers don’t have long to wait and find out what happened to all of the characters after Godkiller’s cliffhanger ending in the very beginning of the book through rotating […]

Posted February 23, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Hurricane Wars

Book Review : The Hurricane Wars

It pains me to say this, but I enjoyed The Hurricane Wars more when it was a Reylo (Rey x Kylo Ren from the Star Wars sequel trilogy) fanfiction called Landscape with a Blur of Conquerors. Now, I read the fanfiction many years ago, back when the sequel trilogy was still being released, I think, and I remember thinking that the fanfiction was better researched and written than the actual Star […]

Posted February 16, 2024 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Romance
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