Tag: literature

  • Writing Ranting – Magic Makes a Story

    Writing Ranting – Magic Makes a Story

    Magic systems are more than just world building in fantasy fiction. As a writer, you make the rules and can use your magic system as part of the plot. Here are things to consider for your magic system when planning your story… Create a challenge for your characters like newly discovered magic, opening a magical room, translating […]

  • Book Review – Dark Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 1 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 4.5 stars

    Book Review – Dark Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 1 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 4.5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I loved this book and the characters. It’s set in a mirror world to our own, but Fae live there in place of humans. They have the power of the elements plus a magical creature form. Dragons, vampires, […]

  • Monthly TBR Update – June 2022

    Monthly TBR Update – June 2022

    Oops. Sorry it’s late. I meant to post this last weekend but… tired. I read some looooong books this month, so didn’t get through that many. But I did finish book 7 of Zodiac Academy. I don’t think I’ll survive until the next one in December, so I’ll probably read the novellas some point over […]

  • Writing Update- The Fourth Wall Series.

    Writing Update- The Fourth Wall Series.

    Oops. I meant to give this one last check yesterday before posting it, since I post my writing ranting on Wednesdays. This week has been a bit weird with final prep for summer camp at work and family health stuff getting to me. Actually, this is perfect way to introduce todays post because it’s something […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]