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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 : 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: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

Book Review: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

I’ve been in a massive reading slump this year. Even books I’ve been anticipating or written by some of my favorite authors are difficult for me to finish. When my boyfriend told me that Yumi and the Nightmare Painter was inspired by one of my favorite video games of all time, Final Fantasy X, I decided to give it a try—I was immediately invested and read the entire book in […]

Posted April 13, 2024 in 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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