Tag: booklover

  • 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. 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • All Alone!

    All Alone!

    Characters might spend time alone, either before or after significant events. Preparing and processing is important for character motivation and consequential actions. It can also keep throughs out of busy scenes where it might distract from the moment. Here are a few things I like when reading or writing characters on their own.  Keep 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 […]

  • Random Update!

    Random Update!

    Don’t forget to check out my Reading Ranting for thoughts on reading and book reviews. Feel free to ask about my Writing Ranting Discord group @lovefantasy#0367. Follow me on Instagram and TikTok. Writing is going really well. I rewrote the intro the Out of Ashes, which is now with a couple of writing friends for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Writing a Series!

    Writing a Series!

    Writing a series can boggle a writer’s mind before you get things figured out. If you plan to write multiple standalones with overlapping characters and world-building, then you have more freedom with plots. But if you plan for your series to be one massive story with shorter installments in each book, then you need to […]