Publisher: Orbit

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

I expected a lot from The Fifth Season.  Not so much from this book, but from anything written by N.K. Jeminsin.  I have heard a lot about this author and the depth of her worlds.  I wanted a deep fantasy tale with characters that tempt you into their stories.  I wanted a book that teased me never to put it down.  The Fifth Season met my expectations. There is some discourse about the actual genre of The Fifth Season.  I’m going against the grain to say this feels more like science fiction than fantasy to me.  First of all, it’s dystopia, which fits snugly […]

Posted October 4, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

I need to be honest straight into this and say – Soulless is a bit silly. This is a book about a declared spinster – a young Victorian lady in her twenties – who just so happens to have no soul.  It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her birth, as her father is also soulless.  She’s also half-Italian, which is a constant source of difficulty for her in civilized society.  She doesn’t really talk about her preternatural state, but she does argue with werewolves, flirt with vampires, and stab people with parasols. Really, Soulless is a typical cheeky paranormal romance with a steampunk edge, […]

Posted June 15, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Feed by Mira Grant

Feed by Mira Grant

I am not okay with the way this book ended. Okay, so, I know it’s the first book in the trilogy, and maybe I went ahead and read a few reviews of the next two books, but that doesn’t change the way the ended wrenched my heart into teeny tiny pieces. I’m not over it yet.  I finished the book last week and I’m still outraged.  How dare you manipulate my heart like that, Mira Grant.  What’s interesting to me is that I didn’t realize quite how much I had been enjoying the characters until they were gone?  That, mes amis, is excellent, subtle […]

Posted August 23, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Lady Amalia Cornaro did not ask to be a Falconer. When balefire is starting to consume the city, she acts instinctively.  Her choice is to become entangled into a role she knows she cannot have, or let her city burn.  There is no choice, and she snaps the restraining jess around Zaira’s wrist without hesitation.  New problems arise – Zaira doesn’t want to be a Falcon (a mage of the Empire) and she is not going to come quietly. There are more pressing things afoot than a disgruntled mage – noble children from the neighboring city of Ardence have been […]

Posted November 23, 2017 in Reviews // 2 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 //