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Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

  I had a lot of hopes for this book, especially with the way it started out.  I really liked the atmosphere at the beginning, and I remember feeling similarly about Anna Dressed in Blood at the beginning as well, but like her other novel, Antigoddess is a lot of conversation and cheesy love story, and less excellent aesthetics. The beginning, like I said, is great.  We start in a desert with Athena and Hermes, searching for Demeter.  We know that the gods are dying, each in their own way.  It’s creative and the atmosphere is spot on.  It’s slow moving, […]

Posted December 12, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

You’d think that, reading the title, I’d have figured out going in that this was going to be a retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Which, by the way, I did not enjoy.  In fact, I can rarely remember myself being so bored by so short a books, except maybe The Chimes.  So you’d think that, based on my deep disinterest of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this one would have missed my TBR. I am so, so glad it made it on the list. Has anyone ever seen The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?  It […]

Posted December 29, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

I first read The Witching Hour in a two-year struggle between my last year of high school and freshman year of college.  At the time, I loved Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.  I loved the vampires themselves, the richness of the settings (from New Orleans to France and Italy).  I figured I’d love everything by Anne Rice, but The Witching Hour was such a drag… I had to force myself through. Let this be a lesson to you all – always write a review when you read a book.  If you write a review, you’ll remember all the reasons you loved and hated a […]

Posted September 13, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

I almost skipped this on my TBR, because I just read a Jim Butcher book, and I felt pretty meh about it. That would have been a mistake. I was immediately drawn in by Furies of Calderon.  The world is really interesting, and I liked the furies in the magical system.  The stories started off with a lot of promise, and I had high hopes once I started to get into the book. Unfortunately, once the warm fuzzy feeling wore off, things went downhill. Even though the worldbuilding on this one shows what Jim Butcher is capable of, the characters don’t hold […]

Posted August 16, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

Sorry guys, this is a DNF @ 10%. This wasn’t the book I was looking for. I’m going to be honest – I was hoping this book would have a lot more to do with the history and the archaeology aspects.  The beginning was promising.  By 10% into the book, which is where I quit it, it became excruciatingly clear this is a thriller. Rasputin was mentioned, and I paused, for a moment.  I thought perhaps, for a second, things were going to be interesting.  Unfortunately, this book appeals to a different audience.  I imagine it to be the sort […]

Posted November 6, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //