Author: Rachel Hartman

Mini Reviews:  Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

Mini Reviews: Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

I know I rarely do mini reviews (read: never) but every once and a while, I do humor myself and re-read a book that I’ve read before.  For posts like these, I don’t think that a unique, standing review is strictly necessary.  After all, I’ve already outlined all the good stuff about these novels.  However, experiences differ between an initial read vs. a reread, and I still want to talk about these books. To solve the repeat-book dilemma, I’ve decided that every time I collect 3 re-reads, I’m going to give y’all a set of mini reviews!  Not as much of a […]

Posted July 30, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

This is going to be a very difficult review to write. Tess of the Road filled a void for me that won’t (I hope) exist for most people, and because of that, Tess is my soul.  I’m convinced there must be a better word in German to describe how much I love Tess Dombegh and how much I am Tess Dombegh.  I can’t find it, so I will try to explain. I have felt Tess’ pain.  I have known Tess’ rejection.  Although she has certainly had greater misfortune than me (and certainly greater adventure) her heart is my heart in countless […]

Posted February 14, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Hiding in the shadows is not suited to Seraphina. The young music mistress doesn’t rebel, not intentionally.  Music is in her bones and it calls to her soul.  When an emergency means she calls up her instrument to perform at a royal funeral, suddenly everyone knows her name and it gets more complicated from there.  But people can’t know her name because Seraphina can’t make friends, get into relationships… she has a dark and terrible secret and if anyone finds it out, she will surely die. Meanwhile, the celebration of the treaty between humans and dragons draws near, and the mystery of the prince’s […]

Posted November 9, 2017 in Reviews // 12 Comments //