Genre: Magic

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

One thing I particularly appreciate about the Harry Potter series is that Rowling never portrays the adults as stupid.  In a lot of children’s books, the children have to go and unravel everything because the adults are too blind to see a hand in front of their face.  In this series, they’re trying, but it just seems Harry has all the breaks.  Oh well. I remember reading this book when I was younger and Chamber was definitely low down on my list of favorites.  In retrospect, I think that’s because (spoiler) Hermione’s out-of-commission for most of the book.  Like both Sorcerer’s Stone […]

Posted January 18, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Wow. I’ve loved this series – when The Queen of the Tearling was announced, I preordered it… and every book since.  I know from time to time the story gets difficult to follow, but once you reach the end, it is clear to see why the multiple timelines are so important.  Still, it can be a little difficult to follow at times, and I had to force myself to read slowly. I love Kelsea.  For all her flaws, I love her.  I think she’s strong, brave, and focused.  I love her willingness to do what she must for her people, despite […]

Posted January 15, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce

Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce

If someone asks me what my favorite books were when I was younger, why I want to be a writer, why I love fantasy or why I still – as a 25 year old adult working in Finance – have an imagination, all fingers must be pointed at Tamora Pierce. I started reading her books when I was 9 or 10, and they have stayed with me and I am happy to keep up with her writing even now, and I have gone back a re-read her series many times.

Posted June 30, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Reading this book was very bittersweet for me. Artemis Fowl is the last series that I have been reading since I was a kid (okay, high school) that hasn’t finished yet… and now it has. It’s been a tough few years – Harry Potter’s done, the Hunger Games are done, and now even Artemis Fowl’s all finished. That said, however, I couldn’t’ve asked for a better ending. No spoilers, though. I felt like I could have read this book in an hour. The writing was a fresh as ever, and all the favorite characters make at least a brief appearance… […]

Posted July 28, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudy Canavan

The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudy Canavan

This was one of the books I picked up at Borders’ closing sale, desperately pretending that I read something other than YA fantasy. I didn’t really know what to expect of. it. I guess if anything I expected a mediocre book. It wasn’t. It was really rather good. It’s not the type of book I got so immensely excited about that I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t feel like I was trudging through it either. In fact, when I finished reading the book, I was actually disappointed. It took me a little while to actually get into the book. Other […]

Posted April 25, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //