Publisher: Del Rey

January 31, 2018

Going Nowhere with Sequel Syndrome | Tarnished City by Vic James

Going Nowhere with Sequel Syndrome | Tarnished City by Vic James

I’m a bit disappointed with Tarnished City. The first in the series, Gilded Cage, held potential to kick off a great series but much like many a sequel, this book fell short. And it begins with the plot. Have you ever read a book that didn’t really go anywhere? I felt that way with Tarnished City, as if I was being turned in […]

June 10, 2017

Mini Review – The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Mini Review – The Waking Land by Callie Bates

I couldn’t get a hold of this book fast enough after reading the synopsis and perhaps that was a bit too much excitement because I ultimately found it to be a a less than average read. The Waking Land follows in the steps of the epic fantasies before it, but with a young adult twist (and the cliches that come with it). I […]

January 24, 2017

Review – Gilded Cage by Vic James

Review – Gilded Cage by Vic James

I contemplated whether I really wanted to read Gilded Cage or not. Dystopian YAs and me don’t generally mix well but despite some of the world elements, this book read as a mix of dystopia and fantasy. And it worked. The elite upper class possess magic and lord it over all those beneath them, including in the form of “slave days” where regular citizens […]

January 8, 2017

Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Everything about this book screamed READ ME. The cover. The synopsis. All of it. So obviously going into The Bear and the Nightingale I had a few expectations as well as an eagerness to see if it was truly as amazing as it looked/sounded. While it lived up to my hopes and dreams on some fronts, others didn’t quite make the […]

July 14, 2016

Review – The Devourers by Indra Das

Review – The Devourers by Indra Das

I came into this book with few expectations outside of a standard akin to the aforementioned Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood. And, in all honesty, it was that piece of the description that made my decision on whether I would read it or not because the synopsis alone hadn’t been enough for me. I loved Gaiman’s Stardust – in fact, […]

April 11, 2016

Review – Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review – Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Sometimes the dragon guards the tower. And sometimes he stomps around inside despairing about his dirty housemate. Uprooted takes the classic idea of the dragon-guarded damsel in the tower and gives it new life. Agnieszka comes from a small village where, every so many years, the Dragon appears and takes a girl of a certain age to stay with him […]