Jan 112017
 
Book Review: Summoner of Storms

Summoner of Storms by C. Greenwood My rating:  Summoner of Storms is book III of the Catalysts of Chaos series by C. Greenwood. I received a review copy of this book in advance of its release after subscribing to the authors newsletter. I really like reading ARC books, especially in genre’s that I enjoy. There are three main catalysts in this series and Geveral is my favorite. Perhaps that is why I was excited to read this book (since the first two seemed to be tailored toward the other two catalysts, Eydis and Orrick). Please note, there are mild spoilers ahead but they will only be [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 182016
 
Book Review: Mistress of Masks

Mistress of Masks by C. Greenwood My rating:  (Click here to go to Goodreads) Honestly, I was struggling for a while to write a review since I finished Mistress of Masks. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed the book, I just didn’t know what to say because I’ve been reading several fantasy novels lately. In fact the fantasy novel I finished just before this book was written by the same author. So there isn’t more I can say that I haven’t already said. Obviously I enjoy her work so far since I jumped right into another book and I will be reading Betrayer of Blood next. The [… Click to Continue …]

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 …]