Tag: fantasy book reviews

Book Review : Blood of the Old Kings

Book Review : Blood of the Old Kings

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard that there are only so many unique ideas in the world and it’s impossible to come up with a completely original idea. Blood of the Old Kings, with its standout world-building, interesting characters, and unparalleled magic system, is proof that there are still new stories to tell. I was immediately grabbed by the opening of Blood of the Old Kings, which […]

Posted July 17, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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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 : How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

Book Review : How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

As a fan of author Django Wexler’s Burningblade and Silvereye trilogy, I was really excited to dig into How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying, which even had a spot on My Most Anticipated Books of 2024 list. It sounded like an absolute ride and a subversion of the tried-and-true trope of a character getting Isekai-ed into a new world and finding themselves designated as the Chosen One […]

Posted March 29, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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