Month: June 2015

Jun 28
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (review)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (review)

I liked that even though she was an assassin, and apparently the best one ever, as well as much younger than anyone expected her to be… she had morals. Not to say that assassins are supposed to be evil creatures or anything, but she had specific things that she would never do. Like kill children. She likes pretty dresses, and playing the piano, and reading. And the fact that she likes these things, and takes the time to do them even though she needs to be training up for the competition, helps make her three-dimensional. She doesn’t skip practices, she… Read more »

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Jun 27

Buying Books Out Of Series Order

I was straightening out my physical TBR shelf the other day. Finally got it down to 2 rows! Without any books sitting on top of them! (It used to be 3 rows deep, with books piled on top of the back 2 rows in stacks after I ran out of room…) Anyhow, so I was neatening the shelf, and I realized that 9 of the books were ones that were part of a series. And I don’t own the other books in the series! So pretty much they’re not read yet because they’re book 2, or 3, or 4 in… Read more »

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Jun 26
Fantasy Creature Friday – Mermaid!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Mermaid!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through. Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after… Read more »

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Jun 25
Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1) by Lori Goldstein (review)

Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1) by Lori Goldstein (review)

I won this ARC over at On Starships And Dragon Wings. Some things may have changed in the final version.   Azra spends most of the book rebelling against being a Jinn. For her entire life, she’s hated the fact that on her 16th birthday she will get her magical powers and have to grant wishes. We learn a bit about how Jinn society has changed since one particular family gained power. How it used to be good, the Jinn were able to choose their own targets for granting wishes, and were able to live in family groups. But now… Read more »

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Jun 24
Shield and the Shadow (The Horizon Cycle Book 1) by A.M. Yates (review)

Shield and the Shadow (The Horizon Cycle Book 1) by A.M. Yates (review)

I won this ebook at the Spring Fling Giveaway. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   So much happened in this story. Lots of action and adventure, unraveling mysteries. An evil witch, creatures that come out at night, and above all, a girl trying to figure out where she fits in, and why she has the powers she has. I really liked this book, it feels like one I’ll have to read a second time before all the pieces fall into my head right. But even after only one reading, there… Read more »

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Jun 21
Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis (review)

Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis (review)

I was iffy on requesting this book. I usually really like fantasy books that have to do with mythology, but I wasn’t sure if this would qualify for good or bad mythology retelling. I’m very happy to say, that from the first pages it was one of the good ones! Persephone is a teenager, and was just smacked in the face with the fact that her life as she knew it was mostly a lie. She is a goddess as is her mother. However where some books would take this opportunity to throw in massive quantities of teenage angst, or… Read more »

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Jun 20

How Do You Interact With The Blogging Community?

I know there have been a number of posts on similar topics, or aspects of this topic lately. Anything from Nicole’s post about Using Other Bloggers Affiliate Links when you buy stuff, to Shannon’s post What keeps you coming back to the same blogs? and all kinds of stuff in between.   But since each of us uses our own spin, and tackles bits and pieces others may not have touched on, I’m going to bring it up again. *grins*   Personally, I tend to interact the most by commenting on other blogs. (Which is one reason I love Nicole’s… Read more »

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Jun 19
Fantasy Creature Friday – Goblins!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Goblins!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through. Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after… Read more »

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Jun 18
Rogue Powers by Phil Stern (review)

Rogue Powers by Phil Stern (review)

I really liked this book. The story drew me in, and I finished it without stopping to do anything else. I liked the glimpses we got of Anson’s life. From snippets of his childhood and learning to use his powers, to being in the royal army. I liked Lydia as well. And the characters you aren’t supposed to like, pulled that off believably. I liked the various magic powers introduced, and how they came into the general populace. I was not expecting the ending at all, which is always something that makes me happy! My one real issue, besides that… Read more »

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Jun 17
The Undying Legion (Crown & Key #2) by Clay & Susan Griffith (review)

The Undying Legion (Crown & Key #2) by Clay & Susan Griffith (review)

I was so glad to see Charlotte back in this book! Penny played a larger role than in the first book as well. Simon and Kate are starting to ease into an actual relationship, though that thread was super minor. There was lots of action and magic, as well as violence and gore, and things turned a bit darker in this story. We got to see lots more of Penny’s nifty mechanical gizmos, and Malcolm grew a lot as a character. I really liked Kate in this, and Simon is still just as funny and quick-witted. We finally get to… Read more »

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