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The Nightmare Effect by Saxmei Milano

The Nightmare Effect by Saxmei Milano

Writing an open and honest review for a friend is extraordinarily difficult. On the one hand, you want people to take you seriously, because you’re A Professional and you won’t get your personal relationship get in the way of you critique of their art. In fact, you my be inclined to write an extra harsh review because you don’t want people to think that you’re biased. On the other hand… writing a book takes a lot of love and care.  Fantasy in particular requires additional world building and the rules of magic and it’s difficult.  You love your friend and […]

Posted June 23, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Happily by Chauncey Rogers

Happily by Chauncey Rogers

I am a sucker for a good retelling. I have delved into one after the other, even though after a while a lot of them are predictable, and some of them are really awful.  I am so happy to report that Happily is neither totally cliche nor frustrating.  Guys, I loved this one. Laure is a delightful heroine with snark that’ll make you smile, a flair for the dramatic, and a whole lot of guts.  She fancies herself a loner, but she’s got a big heart.  She’s not the type of girl to waste time ogling a pretty face.  She’s interested and […]

Posted March 28, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Don’t take the City of Sin lightly – it will change you. Ace of Shades sets up a world where nobody is what they seem.  Everyone wears a magic, everyone has a talent they hide, and everyone has sworn an oath.  Whether it is to a street lord or one of the powerful casino families, oaths mean blood is spilled, loyalties are split, and nobody can be trusted.  It makes the city fascinating, because you never really know who is a friend and who is going to pull a knife on you. Amanda Foody’s second book does not disappoint.  She […]

Posted March 10, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
AARU by David Meredith

AARU by David Meredith

This is a DNF (Did Not Finish) review. As such, it will not be graded traditionally and not have a star rating.  I’m just going to share my thoughts on what I read of the book and let you know why I decided to put it down. I feel sort of lousy about this, but I’ve learned my lesson and will no longer accept book via Twitter requests. Aaru was sent to me free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review, so… here goes. I read 30 pages and I couldn’t do it anymore. I just […]

Posted August 13, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //