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Mini Reviews:  Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

Mini Reviews: Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

I know I rarely do mini reviews (read: never) but every once and a while, I do humor myself and re-read a book that I’ve read before.  For posts like these, I don’t think that a unique, standing review is strictly necessary.  After all, I’ve already outlined all the good stuff about these novels.  However, experiences differ between an initial read vs. a reread, and I still want to talk about these books. To solve the repeat-book dilemma, I’ve decided that every time I collect 3 re-reads, I’m going to give y’all a set of mini reviews!  Not as much of a […]

Posted July 30, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Heart of Iron and I have sort of a weird relationship.  I think at the end of the day, I didn’t like it.  But the thing is… I couldn’t stop reading it.  It’s not a train wreck or anything like that – it’s just really immersive.  And that’s good! This novel is an Anastasia retelling in a space outlaw setting.  In many ways, it’s similar to L1F3LIKE, which I read earlier this year.  Of course it is – they’re both high-tech Anastasia retellings!  I honestly do believe I may have enjoyed Heart of Iron more if I hadn’t read L1F3LIKE, or if I has read […]

Posted October 8, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

I’d like to open this review by posing a passive-aggressive question: Why bother setting your fantasy in a pre-created mythological world if you are going to make up all the details? That, my loves, is the thorn in my side when it comes to Beyond a Darkened Shore.  I had numerous other issues with this book – the emotional depth of the characters and the awkward passage of time, to name a few – but the blatant disregard for easily researched details astounds me.  Especially in the mythology. Early on, I comment on my Goodreads status update that someone who is not […]

Posted July 23, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

My New Love: Daughter of the Burning City. My wee dragonmites, I am so in love with this book that my brain is in about fifty different places and I am having a difficult time figuring out where to begin.  If you follow me on Goodreads and have seen my review there, then you know I am an absolutely mess about it.  It was so good.  Right up my alley.  If you like surprises, illusions, magic, awkward teen relationships, espionage, circuses, or bug collections please consider this book. Characters ❤︎ There are so many wonderful things I want to say about […]

Posted August 4, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //