Jul 172016
Book Review: Magic of Thieves

Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood My rating:  (Click here to read this review on Goodreads) I really enjoy reading random fantasy books by authors that are either up and coming or I’m not extremely familiar with. C Greenwood has been writing books for, what appears to be, 4 years. Magic of Thieves was her first book published back in 2012.  I started following C Greenwood on Twitter and I signed up for her newsletter which is how I acquired a copy of her book. I’ll admit that it took me a couple of chapters to get into the book. I should make an effort to [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 242016
Book Review: Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare My rating:  (Click here to see this review on Goodreads) So with Jace and Clary’s story done, Clare takes us a new direction. We are now following Emma and Julian, whom we met at the end of the previous series. The book takes place 5 years after Clary and Jace defeat Sebastian and his twisted army. In fact this is the first book in a new series of books Clare is writing which does have Emma and Julian as the main protagonists. It’s strange, reading a book that is only a few years after the end of a previous series [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 222016
Book Review: Empire (In Her Name: Redemption)

Empire by Michael R. Hicks My rating:  (Click here to see this review on Goodreads) Empire is a classic example of trying out a book that I haven’t heard of before, written by an author I haven’t read before and enjoying every page. Fantasy books can often be a hit or miss but I think Empire is a definite hit. I follow Michael R. Hicks on Twitter and happened to notice he had a newsletter which I signed up for and that ultimately lead me to three free ebook downloads. Empire was one of those books. Earth is all but destroyed. The humans are at [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 092016
Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline My rating:  (Click here to see this review on Goodreads.) Another great, nerd-filled classic by the Ohio native. As most fans of Ready Player One, I was very excited when I heard about Armada. He does succeed, again, in stirring those nostalgic nerdy memories from my childhood with various references to games and movies I played/watched growing up. I will admit, however, perhaps the references were a little too prolific, especially at the beginning of the book, but I could tell Ernest Cline was writing a book that was fulfilling a childhood fantasy. The same childhood fantasy all of us had [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 182016
Book Review: Winter

Winter by Marissa Meyer My rating: (Click here to read this review on Goodreads.) In my reviews of the previous books I think I’ve mentioned how cleverly written all the books for the Lunar Chronicles are and Winter was just as good. When you have a long series of books (i.e. more than three) sometimes characters and plots can get lost and thus when you finish off the series sometimes you feel there are still some things left unanswered. I do not feel that was the case with Winter. I think Meyer did a perfect job ending the book just right. In fact I think [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 102015
Book Review: Darkfever

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning My rating: (Click here to read this review on Goodreads) This was another one of those books I snagged for free, probably from Book Bub. The book starts kind of slow. I had a hard time with the main character ultimately having some kind of supernatural abilities. She seemed like such a plain Jane/fashionista, which may have been the author’s intention. When Mac was described as having pink fingernails and ostentatious clothing, I started envisioning Reese Witherspoon from Legally Blonde. I never stop reading a book; once I start it I intend to finish it no matter how horrid I [… Click to Continue …]