Category Archives: Elena Linville’s Tower of Winds

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

Terminal Uprising (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 2) by Jim C Hines

Stars: 5 out of 5. The second book in the series didn’t disappoint either. It continues the story started in book 1 and amps up the stakes!  The story picks up a couple months after the events of the last book where Mops and the crew of Pufferfish almost single-handedly saved the Krakau homeworld. Did … Continue reading Terminal Uprising (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 2) by Jim C Hines </a

Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 1) by Jim C Hines

Stars: 5 out of 5. I think I discovered my new favorite space opera series! This book is funny, witty, and very-well constructed. We get alien races, world-shattering conspiracies, a galaxy on the brink of an all out war… and a group of janitors stuck in the midst of it all. I really loved the … Continue reading Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 1) by Jim C Hines </a

The Empire’s Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne 1) by Brian Staveley

Stars: 3 out of 5 This was an okay book, but nothing special. I mean, it kept me engaged enough to plod through 600+ pages, but it never got me engaged enough to be truly invested in the story.  The world is interesting, and I really wanted to read more about it. I also realized … Continue reading The Empire’s Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne 1) by Brian Staveley </a

In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

Stars: 3.5 out of 5. This was an interesting book. More a collection of unrelated stories than one continuous story, a bit like the Thousand and One Nights.  This collection of stories helped showcase this strange world that the author has created without having our main characters travel around it. It’s an interesting approach. And … Continue reading In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu </a