Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

11 April 2016 Casey 0

I picked up Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon based off of the cover alone. It is such a gorgeous cover and I had such high hopes for it. Unfortunately, I could barely make it to page 50 before I had to call it quits. I could not connect […]

A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

16 September 2015 Natassia 0

Fantasy abounds in Alex Marshall’s A Crown for Cold Silver. Marshall creates a fully realized world that unconventionally unfolds past the prime of adventurers. This creates an amazing inter-generational dynamic wherein the old and young are sent on mutual adventures. What unfolds is a thrilling tale. Twenty years ago, feared […]

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

23 March 2015 Sarah 4

Every once in a while, I like to set aside my super spicy reads for something of the young adult variety. The description of Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay intrigued me, to say the least. Young adult, fantasy, heroine in disguise (as her own brother), and a reluctant hero combined with […]

Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans

18 March 2015 Natassia 0

The fantastical battlefield comes to life in Of Bone and Thunder. Chris Evans brings to life a world where injustice and dragons are spoken of in the same sentence. Mix fantasy with a realistically miserable landscape and it reads like a W.E.B Griffin novel. Of Bone and Thunder is the […]

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder (Soulfinder #1)

6 March 2015 Sarah 0

I was embarrassingly excited when I learned that Yelena and Valek would back in Maria V. Snyder’s Shadow Study! These stories are some of my favorites and I couldn’t wait to read about what happens next with these two. The former poison-taster/now Soulfinder, Yelena, and the (arguably) best assassin in the […]

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 

26 November 2014 Sarah 0

An amalgamation of some of my favorite young adult fantasy stories infused with fresh perspective, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas captivated me from start to finish. Full of intrigue and deception, the story never lagged. Fast-paced action complemented a strong, determined heroine (I’m a sucker for a story about a […]

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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (Part two)

30 September 2014 Nikki R 0

Can I start by saying that it took me almost two months to finish Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin? I was reading every day but you wouldn’t know it! Why it took me this long has nothing to do with it being a boring or terrible novel. Oh […]

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

29 September 2014 Natassia 0

Magical society is beautifully turned on its head in Kameron Hurley’s The Mirror Empire. As the first installment of the Worldbreaker Saga, we are drawn into a fully realized world. Hurley mixes ingenuity with adventure to create a plot which is full of intrigue. On the eve of a recurring […]

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A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin (Part One)

16 September 2014 Nikki R 0

It’s true, A Clash of Kings has been super hard for me to read, but that does not mean it’s a bad novel – or series. In fact, it’s pretty damn epic, which makes my inability to read faster even more frustrating.  However, since it, and the rest of the […]

The Blasted Lands by James A. Moore

8 September 2014 Natassia 0

Following the stellar writing of Seven Forges, James A. Moore returns to the same epic world in its follow up, The Blasted Lands. Moore paints a eerily gorgeous landscape which is ripe for mischief and adventure. Delving even deeper than the first installment, Moore tells a multi-layered tale of friend […]

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

28 August 2014 Casey 0

The most prominent mythology used in young adult books is Greek Mythology. Which is fine, (there’s nothing wrong with Greek mythology) but there are other cultures/mythologies out there that can be used. It seems like Kiersten White knew this and instead of basing her story about Greek Mythology, she used Egyptian. That’s right, […]

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

19 August 2014 Nikki R 0

Since I’m not one to follow trends, when I heard that A Games of Thrones (the TV show) was based on a book series, I shrugged them both off. It probably wasn’t that good, I told myself, just like most trends tend to be. But recently the hubs and I decided to give […]

Irenicon by Aidan Harte

13 May 2014 Natassia 0

Low magic fantasy gets a new entry in Aidan Harte’s Irenicon, the first installment of the Wave Trilogy. With elements of Italy and assassins, Irenicon often is reminiscent of a dark ages Assassin’s Creed 2. Harte weaves the concept of loyalty in a unique twist on a coming of age tale. […]