Month: October 2021

  • Book Review. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, 3.5 Stars

    Book Review. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, 3.5 Stars

    Warning: Contains minor spoilers. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Another Hades and Persephone adaptation. That’s like the 5th I’ve read this year. But that’s not a criticism of this book, purely a comment that I clearly have a type. Lol. Anyway, I generally liked this book for the magic and its characters […]

  • Killing Characters!

    Killing Characters!

    Someone has to die in fantasy fiction, right? But why? Two main reasons for me are… 1 – To have an effect on another character.  It could be an inciting incident near the beginning of the book.  It also works to weaken the character just as they’re close to their goals.  Or, it could send […]

  • Book Review. A Strange Hymm, The Bargainer #2 by Laura Thalassa, 4 stars.

    Book Review. A Strange Hymm, The Bargainer #2 by Laura Thalassa, 4 stars.

    Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading. I was so excited to read book 2 of the The Bargainer series after I loved the 1st book so much. This didn’t disappoint. Callie has to deal with […]

  • Book Review. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. 5 Stars.

    Book Review. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. 5 Stars.

    Warning: Some reviews contain spoilers. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. This is the 2nd round of reading this book. I read them when they first came out a few years ago, but I’d forgotten so many details and small story parts that it felt like someone had told me about it and […]

  • Book Review. The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen. 4.5 Stars

    Book Review. The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen. 4.5 Stars

    Warning: Some reviews contain spoilers. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I got serious Pirates of the Caribbean vibes in most of this book, but a completely different story. It’s low fantasy in that it’s a completely imaginary world, but there’s no magic.  I loved how Lara started off in this book. She […]

  • Shadows

    Shadows

    I once walked in the dark, a shadow of the woman I used to be. More shadows followed me, fears and unfulfilled desires. I became the shadows, chasing what I thought I wanted. Time taught me to let go and stop chasing. But now you’re my shadow, watching when I no longer want you. You […]