Genre: Fantasy

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

  I so very, very much wanted to love this book. I adore the Alice franchise, and I’m not a crazed fanatic of the exact words and chaos that comes from Carroll’s tale as I am the possibilities it holds. I was thrilled when I discovered The Looking Glass Wars at my local Borders, and even more so thrilled when I learned that it wasn’t a stand-alone book. I have seen more versions of Alice in Wonderland than I can count on one hand, and I even tend to enjoy the ones that impose a plot upon Alice’s adventures. This […]

Posted August 12, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

  This book (and series) has a lot of hype around it, and hype can either improve or destroy my perception of a book. I tried, really tried hard to love Maximum Ride, but I didn’t. I just didn’t. It wasn’t the character – Max was well-formed and so was her flock. I think it was the plot. The plot was everywhere. And part of my frustration with the plot went along with the fact that, for one reason or another, when I read “The Angel Experiment,” I related that to the character Angel and not the obvious fact that […]

Posted August 6, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

  I surprised myself by loving this book. I find that the summary on the back of the book is a little misleading – Blue Bloods follows not only the story of Schuyler Van Allen, but also the stories of Bliss Llewellyn and Madeline Force (“Mimi”). There are enough cliches to make it familiar, but few enough so that the pieces of originality stood out well. At the beginning, I was afraid that De La Cruz was going to dive into intense descriptions of clothes (hey-lo upper class, teenage NYC!), but she only did so when was appropriate, and in […]

Posted July 30, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

  I had a difficult time starting this book. I read the first ten pages probably a gazillion times, on different eReaders. Once I got through the first chapter, I was hooked. This is exactly the kind of book I enjoy reading. Martin takes the reader through a variety of different characters, each with their own subplots, each indispensable to the over arching plot of the book, and the overarching plot of the series. Each character speaks with his or her own voice, and has his or her own motivations. With as many characters as there is, one would think […]

Posted July 29, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson

  After a long period of waiting for something to happen, I finally find myself liking a book in this trilogy. It took until the middle of the book, granted, but then I flew right through it. The pace picked up, the characters gained interest. It was good, but I’m sad that it was so long coming. However, saying that, I must emphasize again that Donaldson’s style is a much vaguer, slower-paced style than I prefer to start with, so those who like that type of writing style will have probably liked this book from the beginning. Donaldson leaves a […]

Posted July 27, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

  What is there to say about a book which speaks for itself? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a very different adventure than the rest of the books in the series – as it should be. Times have changed, and so has Harry. It is important for the reader to know that going into the book. This is not just an adventure through a mysterious hidden chamber beneath the halls of Hogwarts – this book bears several heavy themes. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is not exclusively a children’s book – it is more. Rowling doesn’t disappoint. […]

Posted July 13, 2011 in Reviews // 2 Comments //