Category: Book Review

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.

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

These two are total opposites, and in this first book, they are paired up. They must complete a job together for a mutual friend of sorts. Their very different backgrounds though means there is some tension between the two, and makes it hard for them to work as one to successfully complete the job.

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Holter Graham narrates a lot of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books. Most recently before picking this up, I had re-listened to one of the books from her The League series so had some time where we were still learning the characters, and I was struggling to not associate his voice with characters in the other books. Once I overcame that though, I very quickly was carried away and through the story.

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

The battles in the tournament are something else. In them, we learn something about Kate, and she is forced to do something and risk giving away her past which she is trying to keep secret. She is worried about how others will react to this piece of her past. I’m not going to say what it is, because, spoiler. You’ll just have to read the book to find out.