So after a fairly recent flu shot rendered useless by my significant other bringing home the unstoppable sickness, I’ve been pretty out of it the past couple days. But that actually turned out okay. Normally, being sick would have put me behind some project or another, leaving me stressed and anxious. It’s easy to fall … More The flu robbed me of a blog post this week so how about a life update?
This is one of those books that drew me in, held me fast, and then left me with a feeling of such bittersweetness that I can’t help giving it five stars. Following two main protagonists and shifting back and forth between their points of view, The Scorpio Races is an intense character study that revolves … More Review – The Scorpio Races
Hmm… so I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I did enjoy most of it. The magic system, politics, and a good chunk of the cast were extremely intriguing to me. On the other hand, I spent large amounts of time very confused about what was happening. For … More Review – The Mirror Empire
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What a cool book! This is a fairly quick read as it’s not very long, and there are plenty of chapter breaks to speed up the pacing. I wish it had taken a little more time to really develop some of the characters at a steadier pace, and draw out the blossoming relationship between Sierra … More Review – Shadowshaper
Not a bad book, but not one that captivated me, either. There are a LOT of characters swirling around in here, only three of which I felt I actually spent enough time with to fully understand and keep separate from the rest. I wish the book had spent more time world building and letting me … More Review – Winter’s Reach
What an incredible book! I will admit it took me a couple of chapters to fall in love with this book, but I fell hard once I got to the second or third chapter. The prologue is very dense but paints the world in vivid colors, and the first chapter is written in second person … More Review – The Fifth Season
4 stars on Goodreads, 3.5 in my mind. The third installment of the Shifting Tides series, Copper Chain follows Silver Road. I think this third installment was better than Silver Road by far. The characters return to as they were in Golden Age, by which I mean they move through the story with far more agency, and it’s … More Review – Copper Chain
Hyrunians are one of the three dominant races of the galaxy, but the Hyrunian race consists of a number of subspecies. Only one of those subspecies is considered the “main” Hyrunian race, but because the dominant Hyrunian species is a reclusive race self-contained within their own boundaries, little is known about their culture and society. Explorers and … More Star Federation Database: Dominant Hyrunian Species
This is my second Agatha Christie read, and the first Hercule Piroit book I’ve read. I enjoyed it very much! I was worried while reading that some of the interluding chapters were ruining the suspense, but they’re written in such a way as to be intriguing on their own. And with the final grand reveal, … More Review – The ABC Murders