Fantasy & Magic
Review: There were some spelling and grammatical errors that are always distracting in published work. Near the end the pace was very slow, too descriptive for that stage of the story. There were times the characterisation felt sketched in and not artfully shown through action or dialogue. It's clearly a book 1. With all of that said, it was a fun quick read, I will still think about the characters now I'm done. If you like the synopsis, read the book. Read more
Review: Arcane is the first entry in the initial series of five books. I found it to probably be the best of the 5 novels, but please, don’t let that fool you. I devoured the entire series in a weekend where I saw very little sun and ordered pizza to avoid interruptions (I might have shown up to work without sleeping). If you are looking for some light casual reading or an fun fantasy romp, this is it. Read more
Review: Agathea Flamma is a snob. She’s also quite a brat. I tried very hard to give her the benefit of the doubt at the start of this book, since she’s high born and has probably never mixed much with hardworking commoners and all – but she kept on with her haughty thinking, believing Seb stupid and slow and dirty long past the point when she should have known better, and I wanted to push her off a dragon, quite frankly. Especially when she is exceptionally slow on the uptake herself at times.
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Review: This started as a comic book like but interesting story. But the "glitch, pow, hurk!" Became overwhelmingly inane and the story ran around the same circles over and over again. With some vicious editing it might have made a good book or two, but ten?!!!
I started skipping whole books just to get to the resolution. How does Nath get over being vain and childish and bringing his friends to disaster over and over again without learning anything?? Sadly, in the end he just _does_. No real ... Read more
Review: This was the best book in the series and a wonderful way to bring this series to a close. Daine and Numair travel to the realms of the gods(hence the title) where Daine finally meets her father. She is reunited with her mother who has becomed a lesser god. Her mother wants Daine to live with her, but it is important for Daine and Numair to return back to their world with trouble brewing in Tortall. They must journey to the Dragonlands and run into many obstacles along the way. In the end t... Read more
Review: This book is one of the best, no the best book I have ever read. The characters are perfect in every way Hanley develops them. this book was the only book (chapter book that is) that I have read in one sitting. I can't believe how perfect this book is! The romance was just enough without getting sappy or leaving the reader dissapointed. Vesputo is the best kind of villain: The truly evil and powerhungry kind. I admired every word or thing that Landen did, and Torina is the best princess characte... Read more
Review: Disclosure: I won an arc through a giveaway.
4 1/2 stars.
I’ve read a few great novels so far this year and among them is Frostblood, the first book in a brand new Young Adult series. I first saw this book in the NOVL newsletter as a giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. Lo and behold, I was one of the lucky subscribers that received this book for review. I suspected Frostblood was going to be good, at least better than most of the YA I’ve read in the past but I didn’t expec... Read more
Review: The ending of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy leaves the reader craving for more of the story. This new book does not disappoint.
"La Belle Sauvage" tells the tale of how Lyra came to Jordan College at Oxford, and how a certain important object came into the hands of her caretakers there. Yet, the story is only incidentally about Lyra as an infant, focusing on those whose purpose is to keep her safe and deliver her to sanctuary, and those others who try to prevent that outcome. Pullman's... Read more
Review: I’m not surprised this won the Newbery, because it is absolutely stunning. Told in a wonderfully mystical narrative, this book is sure to join the ranks of enduring middle grade classics. The story centers around a long held tradition in the Protectorate, that every year the youngest child must be sacrificed to appease the witch in the forest. But right away the reader finds out the the witch, named Xan, is actually kind and makes the yearly trek to the Protectorate to save the babies from dying... Read more
Review: Wow amazing, fabulous and much more I am tingling all over & really do hope to read more I am very happy to say fabulous story. A truly masterful piece of literature . My thanks to the author Marc Secchia your book was truly wonderful and the characters where amazing. This book I would be very happy to give it more than the five stars. This story was a privilege to read and a wonderful pleasure so yes go get this book you will love it a magical roller coaster ride you don't want to miss so t... Read more