Book Review

Seven Blades in Black

Title: Seven Blades in BlackAuthor: Sam SykesSeries: The Grave of Empires #1Published: Orbit (April 9, 2019)Pages: 704 (Paperback)Rating: 5/5 This is my first Sam Sykes book, but it definitely won't be the last. The novel has great morally gray characters, a unique magic system, and a tale that keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next. And, if… Continue reading Seven Blades in Black

Book Review

Small Spaces

Title: Small SpacesAuthor: Katherine ArdenSeries: Small Spaces #1Published: GP Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2018)Pages: 218 (Hardcover)Rating: 5/5 Katherine Arden's Winternight trilogy is one of my favorite series of all time. So when I heard she was writing a Middle Grade series, I knew I was going to have to read it. And, I'm so glad I did.… Continue reading Small Spaces

Book Review

Royal Assassin

Title: Royal AssassinAuthor: Robin HobbSeries: The Farseer Trilogy #2, Realm of the Elderlings #2Published: Harper Voyager (First published March 1996)Pages: 648 (Paperback)Rating: 5/5 I really liked Assassin’s Apprentice. I loved Royal Assassin. Hobb’s writing is just so damn compelling. “The man who must brag for himself knows that no one else will.” Royal Assassin picks up right were Assassin’s Apprentice left… Continue reading Royal Assassin

Book Review

Assassin’s Apprentice

Title: Assassin's ApprenticeAuthor: Robin HobbSeries: The Farseer Trilogy #1, Realm of the Elderlings #1Published: Harper Voyager (First published May 1995)Pages: 392 (Paperback)Rating: 4/5 I know a common criticism of Robin Hobb, and this trilogy specifically, is that her narrative tends to meander, and there is a lot of unnecessary exposition. But, I didn't find that to be the case at all… Continue reading Assassin’s Apprentice