Category: Book Review

Faithless in Death by J D Robb

Faithless in Death by J D Robb

This is book 52 in the In Death series by J D Robb aka Nora Roberts. You really must be careful when listening if you are multi-tasking. The case seems to move quickly and if you wish to follow each lead, you’ll need to pay attention. This is full of the quick wit we expect of Dallas and Peabody as they work their way through a complicated case.

Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell

Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell

I recently read Write Your Novel From the Middle. I had seen this years ago, but laughed at it. I actually laughed. Here I am now wishing I hadn’t, and instead picked it up when I first saw it. Even though the process for outlining a story has changed for me, there are some good points in here and key structure points which would have helped me even then.

Crush the King by Jennifer Estep

Crush the King by Jennifer Estep

Queen Evie has been playing the long game with the King’s sister, a sister who he doesn’t acknowledge and isn’t even really considered a royal because she is a bastard. The conclusion to this long game, is one I saw as a possibility and I think Evie even mentions it a few times in the books, but the way it played out was, mwah, fantisimo!

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.