Category: Book Review

Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Abhorsen by Garth Nix

After a while, this book totally had my attention. After listening to Lirael, I had to wonder if she would accept she was the Abhorsen. This curiosity kept me reading, but additionally wondering if the attack would be stopped.

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

This is the first book of Riyria Revelations and contains two stories to this great series. I loved the action, the writing, the character development, everything about this book is glorious. I totally see myself re-reading this in the future; multiple times.

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

I very much enjoyed this story. I was just swept away by what was happening to Evie and those around her, while also at key times was very much worried for her. Even though she’s the main character and we know she will survive, the fact of her survival being very likely completely left my mind.

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Kate is investigating a magical being who has apparently become a Mary. Similar to Typhoid Mary, this is a person who has been infected and spread the virus. This investigation gets difficult, and is not made easier by the tension between her and the Beast Lord, and is further complicated by her employment by the Order.

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti is less than 100 pages, so you will have nearly no issues finishing it in one day. (Notice I said nearly, because you never know what life will throw at you.) The other reason you may be propelled through the story is wondering where it all leads or seeking answers to some questions you may have about the plot.

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

This story is about the chosen one dying, and now everyone is going to die. Except his good friend who trained with him picks up his friend’s mantle, and goes on a journey to try and save everyone’s lives. The prophecy, which sees the chosen one as the only person who would succeed doesn’t include his friend. Although there is at least one prophet who has seen him take up his friend’s quest, but we don’t meet this prophet until the end of this book.

Orson by David Delaney

Orson by David Delaney

I found the story interesting. I haven’t read many shifter type stories, but here we are. Orson is a shifter and doesn’t know it. His girlfriend’s mom explains, she believes he carried the gene but it was dormant until him and his girlfriend kissed and exchanged bodily fluids. (Clears throat.) Once he was exposed to the gene, carried by his girlfriend who has been a shifter since she was little, his shifter abilities awoke.

Gunslinger by Stephen King

Gunslinger by Stephen King

I did find the history of the gunslinger interesting. How this particular gunslinger came to be anyway. I can’t speak for some of the others. So, apparently, there is only one teacher for boys to become gunslingers. If they fail to become a gunslinger, they are dead, and the family line of gunslingers ends. Obviously, this will eventually lead to one last gunslinger, and this book is taking place during that time.

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

This series is addicting. I love these characters. I just want to live in this world and not leave. I want to somehow join the Riyria team, and go with them on these journeys. Alas, I will have to satisfy myself with reading the books about their adventures.