Category Archives: Elena Linville’s Tower of Winds

The Mad Trinkets by Cameron Scott Kirk

 Stars: 2.5 out of 5 I honestly don’t understand all the 5 stars ratings and raving reviews for this book. I didn’t see complex characters or well-realized world. All I saw was gratuitous violence, oversexualization, and very wobbly worldbuilding. My biggest pet peeve is the worldbuilding, actually. I am a firm believer that in fantasy, … Continue reading The Mad Trinkets by Cameron Scott Kirk </a

City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler

 Stars 5 out of 5. If anything, book 2 is even better than book 1. Since the backstory and worldbuilding had already been established in book 1, we can jump right into the story here. And what story it is! We thought that just reaching the garden and surviving the Rot had been a challenge. … Continue reading City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler </a

To Blackfyre Keep (The Seven Swords 4) by Anthony Ryan

Stars: 4.5 out of 5 I like this book a lot more than the previous 3, maybe because the storyline was pretty straightforward, but also because our (un)merry band of curse sword bearers got a lot more character development here. I admit that I hadn’t been particularly impressed when I had picked up the first … Continue reading To Blackfyre Keep (The Seven Swords 4) by Anthony Ryan </a

Revelation Space (Revelation Space 1) by Alastair Reynolds

Stars: 4 out of 5 I love when I discover a new space opera series that I haven’t read before, and there are several books already written. This means that if I like the series, I can binge it at my heart’s content. I’m happy to say that Revelation Space is another binge-worthy contender.  The … Continue reading Revelation Space (Revelation Space 1) by Alastair Reynolds </a

The Last Days of Hong Kong (Witch of Empire 3) by G. D. Penman

Stars: 3.5 out of 5 I hadn’t realized that this was book 3 of a series, so some of the events were a bit confusing, since I haven’t read the previous 2 installments. I’m interested enough to do go back and do it though. I think the most interesting part about this series is the … Continue reading The Last Days of Hong Kong (Witch of Empire 3) by G. D. Penman </a

Book of Night (Book of Night 1) by Holly Black

Stars: 3.5 out of 5 This is an interesting first book in an exciting new urban fantasy series. I will definitely follow this author for updates.  I especially loved the magic system and the magic world. It is different from the common werewolves/vampires/witches or fairies, etc. fare. Here we have normal humans all around, only … Continue reading Book of Night (Book of Night 1) by Holly Black </a

Terminal Peace (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 3) by Jim C Hines

Stars: 5 out of 5 This was an excellent ending to what turned out to be a very good series. I will definitely check out other books by this author, because as far as introductions go, the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse knocked it out of the park. This book effectively resolves the main issue of … Continue reading Terminal Peace (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 3) by Jim C Hines </a