Author: Emilia Dashfire

  • Book Review – Gild by Raven Kennedy – 4.5 stars

    Book Review – Gild by Raven Kennedy – 4.5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. This definitely has A Court of Thorns and Roses and From Bood and Ash vibes with a sheltered MC who slowly realises her life isn’t as peachy as she first thought. Not much of a spoiler since it’s […]

  • Book Review – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco – 5 stars

    Book Review – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I absolutely loved this historical novel, which I haven’t read much of lately unless it’s heavy on fantasy. But having loved Keri’s Kingdom of the Wicked series, I decided to try this. I’m glad I did. It was […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part Two!

    Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part Two!

    In my previous post, I mentioned a forum post on a writing website where a struggling writer was overwhelmed with their writing projects and hated their job. Firstly, I get it. I’ve had crappy jobs in the past that suck all my energy so I don’t feel like writing after a long and shitty day. […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part One!

    Writing Ranting – Why Do I Write? Part One!

    Because I can’t imagine not writing, and if you ask yourself this too off, then something isn’t right.That doesn’t mean you should stop writing. But maybe it’s time to evaluate how writing fits into your life. In this post and the next, I’m going to be breaking down two of the most important things a […]

  • Book Review – Finale by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars

    Book Review – Finale by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. An amazing almost ending, and an even better true ending. This was one of the best series I’ve read in a good while. Definitely worth the hype on booktok and bookstagram. I got an Alice in Wonderland feeling […]

  • Book Review – Legendary by Stephanie Garber – 4 stars

    Book Review – Legendary by Stephanie Garber – 4 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Once again, the Dragna sisters are playing a bigger game than everyone else, but Tella is playing this time, and she’s adamant that it’s not real. It’s like Alice in Wonderland meets The Greatest Showman, and I got […]

  • Book Review – Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas – 4 stars

    Book Review – Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas – 4 stars

    Warning: Some reviews contain spoilers. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. There are some dark themes, on page torture, flashbacks to abuse, and mentions of sexual abuse, so a trigger warning is required. I’m going to start with non-spoiler thoughts on the entire series then dip into each book. Generally, I loved the […]

  • Book Review – Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars

    Book Review – Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Wow. This book swept me far, far away just like Legend’s game. It has a circus feel to it with quirky characters and strange goings-on that remind me a little of Sorcery of Thorns and The Discworld series.  […]

  • Book Review – House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas – 4.5 stars

    Book Review – House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas – 4.5 stars

    Warning: Review contains minor spoilers. Opening comments are spoiler-free. The ending was 5 stars, but the whole book loses points for what felt like a long haul for the first 500 pages. Worth it though. In book 1, Bryce and Hunt survived a demon attack on the city, ark angels manipulating them, and discovering her […]

  • Book Review – A House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – 3.5 Stars.

    Book Review – A House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – 3.5 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 really liked this story but didn’t make it to a high rating for me. It got my attention enough to keep reading each chapter. The world was very […]