Genre: Science Fiction Fantasy

The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

Posted October 17, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Sparkpress in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I have a lot of really mixed feelings about The Infinite Now. On one hand, it was undeniably a really interesting book.  On the other hand, it reminded me of a mess of yarn tangled on the floor after my kitten is done playing with it.  There are a lot of ideas and characters and intertwining stories.  The author reveals very little.  Most characters are wrapped around secrets. […]

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Posted July 7, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Confession:  I like some Harry Potter books better than others. I have read Prisoner of Azkaban a couple dozen times.  … I have read Order of the Phoenix three times.  First, when it came out.  Second, right before the movie came out.  Third, this time.  This time was by far the best, and for one glaring reason:  CAPSLOCK!Harry is a lot more tolerable when you can’t see all the angry capital letters.  There are aspects of OotP that are so cool, and the cast of characters is great, but this is still my least favorite in the series.  That said?  Still four […]

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted February 23, 2017 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  I think this book is much easier tackled in audiobook format.  The story is interesting, but the departures into detail and lore can be distracting and tedious – not because they’re boring in themselves, but because they are frequent.  Nonetheless, the book is worth a read to anyone who enjoys adventure or epic stories. Characters ❤︎ One thing I had immense difficulty doing as I read this is separating Gandalf from Sir Ian McKellan,  Merry from Dominic Monaghan, etc.  I have so much more exposure to the films than the books that their characterization takes prominence.  That said…. I […]

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The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Posted January 15, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  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, […]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Posted December 29, 2016 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is my second favorite of all the Potter books, and for good reason – it’s filled with action, new characters, and it’s the turning point of the series.  Listening to the audiobook just made it better.  Narrator Jim Dale continues to improve his voices.  I particularly enjoyed his choice for Madame Maxime.  I also continue to enjoy his choices for the Weasley twins, Professor McGonagall, and Professor Snape.  I think a good narrator really brings the characters to life. As for the story itself, I think that GoF is most enjoyable because […]

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