Genre: Fantasy

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Posted June 15, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This actually has nothing to do with the book itself, but as I was typing up the summary, I realized that Kiersten White spells it “faeries” and not “fairies” which makes me incredibly happy, as I’ve always done the same. … Ahem. On to the review. My approach to Paranormalcy, as a reader, has been different than any other book I have ever read. I bought it because I accidentally stumbled on to Kiersten White’s blog and was immediately charmed by her vivacity and quirky sense of humor. I bought her book because I respected her as a person […]

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Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

Posted May 17, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I didn’t hate this book. My thoughts on it almost all the way up were negative, but I didn’t hate it. This is why: I am a character writer, and by association, a character reader. Meaning that I am incredibly judgmental about the depth and quality of characters in the books I read. I loathed Thomas Convenant. He was – to me – the epitome of a despicable character. From a writer’s perspective, though, I understand that he wasn’t supposed to be likable. However, needing to follow him through the Land and listening to his constant whining became a […]

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Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

Posted May 14, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This is the book that time and time again makes me want to be a writer. There’s something about the story that Alexander crafts… it certainly isn’t the main characters, for they are simple (as, in a children’s book, they should be). I think part of it is the history, and part of it is the magic. Alexander is known for his Black Cauldron series, but like any good writer, he continues to shine in other areas as well. Time Cat is no exception. Alexander plays with the idea that a cat does have nine lives, but these aren’t […]

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Witch Season – Summer & Fall by Jeff Mariotte

Witch Season – Summer & Fall by Jeff Mariotte

Posted July 30, 2009 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I feel responsible to let it be known that I read books for characters. Mariotte’s novel is charming in a Young Adult Fantasy sort of way, making it an easy read. On the flip side, the characters are also relatively flat. Still, being the optimist I am, I found three characters to cling to. They are the characters of Daniel Blessing, Rebecca, and Josh. Note: none of these are the main character. Not abnormal for me. I tend to loathe main characters, for some indescribable reason. The main character is a girl named Kerry Profitt. Strong-willed and stubborn, she […]

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