Category: Book Review

  • 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 – 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. Rhapsodic, The Bargainer #1 by Laura Thalassa, 5 Stars

    Book Review. Rhapsodic, The Bargainer #1 by Laura Thalassa, 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. You can never tell if you’re going to devour a book or if the book is going to devour you. For me, this book falls into the latter. It […]

  • Book Review. A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Clair. 2 Stars.

    Book Review. A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Clair. 2 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. What I liked… Persephone’s inner conflict and how it manifested in her magic. I like how she struggles to control it when she’s angry or upset. I like how […]

  • Book Review. A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair. 3.5 Stars.

    Book Review. A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair. 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 love all things mythological, so this was a fun book to read. However, I found that for everything I liked in general, there was a huge exception that […]

  • Book Review. A Court of Silver Flames. 5 Stars

    Book Review. A Court of Silver Flames. 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. What I liked… So much, so these are just the top ones… Nesta’s PTSD. The fire, the darkness, the fear, the flashbacks, the alcoholism. All incredibly well done on […]

  • Book Review. Eversong by Donna Grant. 3.5 Stars

    Book Review. Eversong by Donna Grant. 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. What I liked… Multiple POVs. I love 2 to 4 or even 5 POVs in my reading as well as my writing. I enjoyed the various perspectives  and where […]

  • Book Review. Once and Future Witches. 5 Stars.

    Book Review. Once and Future Witches. 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. So many things to love about this book that I’ve probably missed things. What I liked… The writing style was an entertaining combination of eclectic and straightforward. I can’t […]