Jun 012017
Book Review: Magic of Dimmingwood Trilogy

Thief’s Curse by C. Greenwood My rating:  (Read this review on Goodreads instead) All three books were gifted to me by the author and, while I wanted to write a review upon completion of each book, I decided to defer until the end. I did this for a couple of reasons. 1) I was enjoying the books so much I didn’t want to hesitate between each book. 2) All three books are very cohesive so writing individual reviews would begin to feel redundant. It feels more beneficial to write a review that encompasses the entire Magic of Dimmingwood trilogy. If you are familiar with the [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 042017
Book Review: Clash of Catalysts

Clash of Catalysts by C. Greenwood My rating:  (See this review on Goodreads.) The last two books of this series were hard to put down. There was action and uncertainty from beginning to end and, to be honest, it took me a little while to warm up to the characters. In fact, I didn’t really feel that emotional investment until book 3. I will warn you, there are spoilers ahead! I think Geveral remains my favorite character from the series, though Orrick did redeem himself, perhaps the author’s intention. The author surprised me as to Eydis’ fate; I was expecting something much different. When the villain, [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 072016
Book Review: Star Wars Aftermath

Aftermath by Chuck Wendig My rating: I have been trying to get back into Star Wars books for a while now; I just kept finding other great books to read (*cough* Kubrick’s Game *cough*). Star Wars Aftermath is the first post-Return of the Jedi book that takes place within the new canon, therefore it’s pretty high on my list. I know some Star Wars fans are probably surprised that I would prioritize this book so high. Disney stepped on quite a few toes when they declared all other canon defunct (post-ROTJ). This is something I discuss in a separate post. Be that as it may, [… 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 …]

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 …]