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

Book Review

The Blade Itself

Title: The Blade ItselfAuthor: Joe AbercrombieSeries: First Law #1Published: Orbit (First published May 4, 2016)Pages: 503 (Paperback)Rating: 4/5 So Joe Abercrombie is a giant in the fantasy genre, but I’ve been putting off reading his books for ages. What if I didn’t like them? Would I even be able to call myself an SFF reader? But, I shouldn’t have worried. This…… Continue reading The Blade Itself

Book Review

House of Salt and Sorrows

Title: House of Salt and SorrowsAuthor: Erin A. CraigPublished: Delacorte (August 6, 2019)Pages: 416 (Hardcover)Rating: 4.5/5 I didn’t know much about this book going into it, but it was a Book of the Month selection, and I’m a sucker for a good fairy tale retelling. House of Salt and Sorrows is a loose retelling of The Twleve Dancing Princesses,…… Continue reading House of Salt and Sorrows

Book Review

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Title: Gods of Jade and ShadowAuthor: Silvia Moreno-GarciaPublished: Del Rey (July 23, 2019)Pages: 352 (Hardcover)Rating: 5/5 Gods of Jade and Shadow is a gorgeous, #ownvoices historical fantasy set during the Jazz Age and inspired by Mexican Folklore. And, I have no doubt that this book will make my top 10 list this year. “Words are seeds, Casiopea. With words you…… Continue reading Gods of Jade and Shadow

Book Review

Wicked Fox

Title: Wicked FoxAuthor: Kat ChoSeries: Gumiho (#1)Published: GP Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (June 25, 2019)Pages: 429 (Hardcover)Rating: 4/5 Wicked Fox is a fast-paced #ownvoices YA urban fantasy novel based on Korean Mythology. And that cover? Gorgeous. “Gu Miyoung’s relationship with the moon was complicated, as are most relationships centered around power.” Set in…… Continue reading Wicked Fox

Book Review

A Gathering of Shadows

Title: A Gathering of Shadows Author: V.E. Schwab Series: Shades of Magic (#2) Published by: Tor Books (February 23, 2016) Pages: 512 (Hardcover) Rating: 4.5/5 I absolutely adored the first book in this series, A Darker Shade of Magic, so I knew I just had to pick this book up. And, I wasn’t disappointed. This is such a fantastic installment in the series…… Continue reading A Gathering of Shadows

Book Review

A Darker Shade of Magic

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Author: V.E. Schwab Series: Shades of Magic (#1) Published by: Tor Books (February 24, 2015) Pages: 400 (Hardcover) Rating: 4.5/5 A Darker Shade of Magic is my first V.E. Schwab book, but it definitely won’t be my last. I absolutely love her writing style- and I adore the characters she’s created. “Kell wore a very peculiar coat.…… Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic

Book Review

By Your Side

Title: By Your Side Author: Kasie West Published by: Harper Teen (January 31, 2017) Pages: 342 (Paperback) Rating: 3/5 I really enjoy Kasie West’s books. I don’t think they are the best written things about there – and they often don’t have a ton of depth. However, they are compulsively readable, adorable romances. By Your Side follows the story of Autumn…… Continue reading By Your Side