Publisher: Square Fish

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Geir

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Geir

  I am so so utterly delighted to have finally read book two of the Precious Stones trilogy. It’s been a couple years since I read Ruby Red, but I LOVED it.  Gwen took me completely by surprise and I hadn’t been expecting a time travel book (I love time travel) so it became one of my favorite books of 2017 … et voila! Now Sapphire Blue is here and I am excited. From a purely sensible and logical point of view, Sapphire Blue is not as good as Ruby Red.  And that’s to be expected – middle books in trilogies tend to be a means […]

Posted November 1, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

So much of me wanted to roll my eyes at the common tropes and general unoriginality in The Book of Three… but then I had to remind myself:  this book was first published in 1964.  A lot of the tired tropes in The Book of Three were fresh and new 54 years ago.  For all the fantasy I read, I rarely stumble across classic epic fantasy I haven’t read before.  That makes this a bit complicated to review. So.  Taking a step back from modern fantasy.  Taking a step back from the diverse themes and relationships woven into a lot of the […]

Posted April 14, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

  In a YA fantasy world where everything is all about the romantic relationships, this was a breath of fresh air.  At times I think Bardugo wanted the romance to take over, but this didn’t read like a romance to me at all.  Which was nice.  Because I like plots. Characters ❤︎ I didn’t find the male characters particularly impressive – Mal and the Darkling are pretty much the only ones we see, although I did like Alexei at the beginning.  However, I did enjoy Alina, Genya, and Zoya.  I thought Alina was genuine and reactive while Genya was sweet and smart. […]

Posted February 24, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //