Genre: Adult

ARC Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

ARC Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I did it. I killed the beast – this 600+ page monster of a novel. It took me three weeks to get through it not only because Pokémon Go was released in the same time. And it pains me to say it, but I do feel like it was a waste of those three weeks. When I saw an opportunity to read the much hyped Nevernight early, I LITERALLY jumped at the chance. I did love the first book I read by Kristoff, Stormdancer, and at the time, a bloody book about assassins in a dark fantasy world sounded like a fantastic idea. I feel […]

Posted July 28, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

ARC Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Oh man, oh man, oh man. File under: most exciting giveaway winnings ever, because I can’t even begin to describe how lucky I feel that I got to read this masterpiece early. Yeah, it probably will surprise basically no one to hear that I fell in love with yet another book by V.E. Schwab. A Gathering of Shadows actually cements A Darker Shade of Magic as one of my all-time favorite series. If you liked A Darker Shade of Magic, it will probably please you immensely to hear that Schwab excellently continued her tradition of nailing all of the elements that make up this book. […]

Posted January 31, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

As big a fan as I am of Victoria Schwab, it’s taken me ages to get around to reading A Darker Shade of Magic for the simple fact that the hype surrounding this book was freaking insane. And yeah, I don’t cope that well with hype. But I should know by now that when V Schwab’s books get hyped, it’s for a good reason. A Darker Shade of Magic is OUTSTANDING. Whenever I get into an adult fantasy book there’s always a few expectations I need to manage. World building is gonna be intense, so I can set my standards for them to be pretty […]

Posted January 29, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

For as long as I can remember, a book with an “evil” main character, or anti-hero, has been on the very top of my reading wishlist. (We’ll ignore the glaringly idiotic fact that I had this book on my shelf for more than a year and a half and didn’t read it.) Vicious burst into the world with no small amount of hype, so it was somewhat daunting to read it, but boy am I glad I did. This book will be on my favorites shelf for years. Vicious takes all the superhero movies you ever loved and twists them into something far more complex. […]

Posted July 10, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

ARC Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

It’s very hard for me to see a cover and premise that hint at steampunk and then pass that book up – and so it was that Rebel Mechanics entered my eager hands. This alternate history is unique, interesting, and incredibly entertaining – and I can’t wait to see where the series goes next. Rebel Mechanics tells the story of an alternate history where the US never gained independence. This happened because of the existence of magic in the ruling upperclass of Britain – they use their power to dominate the colonies and ruin any chance at industrial revolution. Without machines, the Americans don’t stand […]

Posted July 8, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher

The adventure continues! Followers of my blog will know I’ve been knee deep in the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series for well over a year now. As a true Star Wars fan and lover of words, I cannot resist. William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh brings another fun, funny, and insightful installment to the series, accompanied by the beautiful illustrations fans are already familiar with. The movie Attack of the Clones has been pretty much second to last in my order of preference of the Star Wars movies, so Doescher had his work cut out for him. However, he took my most hated movie and […]

Posted July 2, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street came pitched to me as “for fans of Samantha Shannon” and came with a blurb by Shannon herself. That definitely caught my attention, but when I heard about what the rest of the book would contain (clairvoyance, Victorian London, Japan, and a heavy focus on characterization), I knew I had to check this book out for sure. This adult historical fiction is something completely different and very imaginative. I definitely enjoyed it. In The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Thaniel Steepleton, a synesthete telegraphist at the Home Office, narrowly escapes the Fenian bombings in 1884 thanks to an intricate and mysterious […]

Posted June 22, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher

I embarked on this quirky little series when I thought it would only be the original Star Wars series, so I was a bit surprised to hear about William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace. You would think that after three books, the novelty of the Shakespearification of Star Wars might wear off – but no! I enjoyed The Phantom of Menace immensely. I’ll be upfront with you and say that of all the Star Wars movies, The Phantom Menace is my least favorite. This is the case for many fans, I believe, because the story’s weaker and – well – Jar Jar Binks happened. But […]

Posted April 13, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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