Tag: mythology

Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

At it’s close-to-600 pages (seriously? was all of that necessary?), The House of Hades took me an upsettingly long time to read. Clearly I read the rest of the series when I was not on a semi-strict reading schedule of two books per week, heh. Also I had more free time then. But all in all, Rick Riordan delivers again. I don’t think he could write a seriously disappointing book for me. While this isn’t my favorite in the series, it was truly awesome. Although it had already been roughly 15 months since I read The Mark of Athena I had no trouble picking this […]

Posted January 27, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty absolutely blew me away. So much so that roughly a week later, I’m still too speechless to write a review. I don’t know how to talk about this book without gushing. How to express in words just how much I loved it. But here we go. I will make a valiant effort. That promo comparison “Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast”? Yeah, forget that. That’s not going to work for this book. If anything, it’s Greek mythology meets Beauty and the Beast. Though I have not yet read Graceling, I feel like many other readers were kind of deceived with the comparison. This […]

Posted January 20, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

ARC Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Almost a full year I have been suffering the desperate longing for this book, after Everbound tore out my heart and smashed it into pieces with its killer cliffhanger. I managed to get my hands on an ARC and had to read it right away. There was no other option. Then, save for the first 60 pages, I read it in one sitting. It was a pageturner, so at first thought I really liked it. However, the more I thought about it, the more things I thought of that just didn’t really work for me. In the end, I’m settling at 3 oranges, though I […]

Posted January 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

When I saw this listed on the Book Depository, I just knew I had to buy it. It had to happen. I love the Percy Jackson series so much, so I honestly didn’t care that it would be the exact same story. The illustrations would make it a whole new and wonderful experience. In a way, I was correct, but still this could have been better. In terms of the adaptation, this graphic novel is extremely close to the original, so no worries there. If anything, it begs the question why the movie couldn’t be a closer adaptation, but I think we’ve all established what a […]

Posted October 10, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I feel… conflicted. Half-Blood was a pleasant read. There’s a lot of nice things, and well, there’s Aiden. But it definitely won’t be taking Lux’s place as my favorite series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Let’s focus on the elephant in the room for a second. A lot of reviewers have pointed out startling comparisons between Half-Blood and the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I have not read Vampire Academy. Why? Vampires just aren’t my thing. I can’t really put my finger on what exactly turns me off to them so much, but I have only ever liked a story involving vampires once, and that […]

Posted February 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Let me take you through my immediate reactions during the last 10 pages and after finishing this book. “NOOOOOOOOOO!!!” “You just… I don’t…” “I can’t even…” “I don’t know… I just don’t know…” I’m pretty much still in that state. I am literally fighting the urge to just pull my knees up to my chest and slowly rock back and forth, because that is what this book has done to me, and to have to wait another year for the series’s conclusion is unthinkable. Considering the trend I’ve recently gone through with sequels (particularly middle books) not living up to their predecessors I’m so glad […]

Posted January 24, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

I need to get one thing out of the way real quick. You see, this was one of my most anticipated books of 2012. At a certain point, you just couldn’t get me to shut up about it anymore. And yes, I finally read it in January 2013. You see, this thing happened. I knew this book would be amazing. But I knew it was not necessarily an easy read. When I finally had the book in my hands (it looks freaking AMAZING by the way) I was under so much pressure from grad school, what with exams, thesis proposal, group projects, more exams, committee […]

Posted January 23, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Wow. That’s the best way to start this review. Brodi Ashton delivers on this beautifully original paranormal romance. The story, shrouded in mystery that unravels at just the right pace, will keep you reading until deep in the night. The story is rooted in Greek mythology. I’ve always been a fan of the Persephone myth. It’s my favorite of all the Greek myths. Persephone is my favorite goddess. I think that helped a lot with being sucked into this story. But it worked so well. The execution was amazing. The concept was really original, creative, and well constructed. So the story tells the tale of […]

Posted November 18, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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