Tag: fantasy

Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Can I just start off by saying, “OH MY GOD.” Because honestly, that’s how this series makes me feel time and time again. Empire of Storms is by no means perfect, but it is nonetheless further cementing the series’ status as one of my all-time favorites that will be reread to death and recommended till the end of time. I’m assuming that if you’re reading this review, you have a base amount of knowledge about the Throne of Glass series and you’ve probably read up to at least Queen of Shadows, so if you’re extremely averse to any kind of hint or spoiler, you may […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Roughly one year after its release, I finally got around to Queen of Shadows. To say that the hype surrounding this series is intimidating at times would be a massive understatement. And though I remembered absolutely loving the previous books, my hatred for hype scared me off for a while. But I dove in, doing a full series reread and getting to Queen of Shadows riding my full tidal wave of feels – and that was a very good decision indeed. Rereading definitely helped me so much. I mean, this is a massive series, the books are getting steadily more chunky, and there’s just so […]

Posted October 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve been a fan of the Throne of Glass series for a long time, but I had always skipped the novellas… till now. I’m just not always a novella person – I’m naturally skeptical about how much they add if they were cut from the actual books for a reason. Well. This is probably the best collection of novellas I’ve ever read, and I think they definitely add to the series in a positive way. The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: 4.5/5 This was a fantastic way to dive back into the Throne of Glass universe. It instantly reminded me of everything I love about […]

Posted October 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Even I, by now, am wondering if Uncle Rick is just milking it. I mean, to start up yet another series in the same universe is pretty damning. But at the same time, I love Greek mythology and the possibility of getting glimpses of Percy too much to resist. The Hidden Oracle is fun but still a bit basic. Apollo has been exiled to Earth by Zeus, forced into the form of a chubby, ginger teenage boy with lots and lots of zits. Now, that’s not exactly something he’s used to. Usually, in this kind of situation (because, yes, it has happened before), he has […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Once upon a time, I read a cool book with a genie in it. Ever since then, I’ve been weirdly convinced that this is something I need so much more of in my life. And so, it was no surprise that when I heard about The Forbidden Wish it instantly got put on my TBR list. And this book sure did a lot of things well. But other things… were not quite there for me. The Forbidden Wish is kind of a retelling, or more like a reimagining, of Aladdin. Aladdin finds Zahra’s lamp in the desert, where she’s been abandoned for hundreds of years […]

Posted August 30, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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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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Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The hype for Nimona started long before it was published as a book. Several of my friends were already raving about it as it was gradually being posted online. That plus Noelle’s STUNNING drawing style made this a graphic novel I definitely could not resist. And I can say with certainty that I feel it deserves the hype. Nimona is made up of everything I love: fantasy, dragons, magic, comedy, anti-heroes, and a morally complicated storyline. It’s all about Nimona, a shapeshifter. She’s fun and bubbly and has a penchant for trouble, which is why she joins up with the country’s leading supervillain. Blackheart is […]

Posted July 23, 2016 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

The Rose and the Dagger was one of my most anticipated books of 2016, being that it followed the flawless and engrossing The Wrath and the Dawn, one of my favorite books of 2015. Honestly, words will never really do it justice. This book – and this series – is wholly unique. So much so that I finished it thinking, “OH MY GOD SO PERFECT SO MANY FEELINGS,” and yet any time I thought, “Well, I should write that review,” I was kind of left speechless. So I’m going to keep it short. This book is great. Reasons why you should totally read The Wrath […]

Posted July 21, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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