Book Review : The Silverblood Promise

Book Review : The Silverblood Promise

The Silverblood Promise is a fast-paced, rip-roaring fantasy debut that had me hooked from the very first page. The novel is also filled to the brim with loveable characters, interesting character dynamics, and excellent banter. And if that weren’t enough to get readers interested, The Silverblood Promise also involves hair-brained schemes, heists, murder mysteries, and secrets of an extinct ancient race (or two).   The novel follows Lukan Gardova, a […]

Posted February 5, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books
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Book Review : Illuminations

Book Review : Illuminations

Whenever I need a bit of a feel-good pick me-up story, I reach for a T. Kingfisher work—even if it’s horror. I just love the originality and eccentricity of her stories and Illuminations is no exception to this rule. Illuminations follows the youngest daughter, Rosa, of one of the most well-known and famous illuminator families. Illuminations are magically imbued drawings that serve specific purposes, like a drawing of a cat […]

Posted January 19, 2024 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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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 : 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 : Starling House

Book Review : Starling House

Starling House starts out really strong with a haunting, gothic atmosphere in the small town of Eden, Kentucky. Eden is anything but a paradise and is home to a notorious house that’s seen more than its fair share of mysterious deaths. Main character Opal finds herself inextricably drawn to the home, the eponymous Starling House, after years of fascination, curiosity, and nightmares. Before she knows it, she’s hired by the […]

Posted December 26, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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