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 […]
Oh man. First of all, I just want to say ten thousand thank yous to Tiemen and the American Book Center for making it possible for me to read this early. It might very well be the most exciting review copy I’ve ever had the honor of receiving. Those who know me will probably know that Uncle Rick is one of my absolute favorite authors. His mix of fantasy, adventure, mythology, and humor just steals my heart every single time. And The Sword of Summer is no different. The Sword of Summer is the start of a new series based around Norse mythology. Now, while […]
I start this review with pretty much a broken heart. Anyone who knows me has probably heard me yelling about my love for Cora Carmack. She could do no wrong in my eyes. Then… Inspire happened. Inspire was an attempt to bring us something new: new adult paranormal romance. Until now, the only new adult books have pretty much been contemporary romances, so it was exciting to hear that this would be something different. This would hopefully combine some awesome paranormal/fantasy aspects (because I am alllllll about the Greek mythology, seriously) with the hotness we’ve come to expect from new adult books and more specifically […]
It’s here. The end of an era. The end of Percy Jackson. NO NO, DON’T CRY, DEBBY. Breathe. In many ways, this was a nice conclusion to the Heroes of Olympus series, but in other ways, I couldn’t help but be frustratingly disappointed. So this review will be a long one. You’ve been warned. The Blood of Olympus is the climax of the five-book long plot, so obviously, this is where the action really picks up and those mysterious twists are finally revealed. In classic Rick Riordan fashion, it’s complimented with humor, excellent world building, and awesome, quirky secondary characters. Primarily in this one, Nike, […]
I’m going to be straight up honest with you guys (I mean, when am I ever not?) and tell you that I didn’t have high expectations for this book at all. I’d seen so many negative reviews and some friends of mine didn’t even finish it… I totally thought it would be terrible, and that I’d quit after 50 pages or so. Well… it wasn’t. Maybe those low expectations helped, because I actually quite enjoyed this one. I really thought the world of Exquisite Captive was super creative. I love jinnis. I don’t know why there aren’t more books about them, though there are some […]
After reading Eon for book club and unanimously loving it, we decided to read Eona as well, so hopefully we could gush more and more about this amazing high fantasy duology. Now, while 3.5 oranges is not a BAD rating and Eona is not a BAD book, this was disappointing to me in several ways… unfortunately. It did not live up to the high expectations instilled in me after its predecessor. But let’s start off with the good: the world building is still absolutely incredible. It’s so carefully crafted with the Japanese and Chinese mythological elements. The magic is layered and extremely intriguing to read […]
Eon is a Chinese mythology-inspired fantasy story involving dragons and genderbending, so obviously when I heard about it, it went on my GAH-MUST-HAVE-THIS-NOW list. Due to its length, I needed some extra persuasion to actually read it, but that’s when I can always count on book club. I breezed through and absolutely adored this story. Right off the bat I’ll just say that while this book is a daunting 530 pages, it doesn’t feel like it at all. It reads so easily that you just blaze through the pages and soon are at the ending begging for more. It has a lot to do, I […]
I’m not sure what to really say about The Shadow Prince, because in spite of its many and glaring faults, I found myself really enjoying this story. It’s certainly not a book that will work for every reader, but it worked for me, and I’ll look back on it rather fondly.