Genre: Fantasy Romantic Subplot? Eh. There’s a love triangle of sorts but the author didn’t spend a lot of time developing the romance. I really didn’t get why the Darkling had a thing for Alina, it was grossly hyped and seriously underdeveloped. Steam? Tepid. Plot: Evil dude wants to control the world, supposedly. Alina has[…]
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From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout Genre: FantasySubgenre: I spent most of this book saying, “This is a freaking vampire book.” Romance: This has the most decadently written romance ever. It’s not instalove, at least not on the MC’s part, but it IS insta-lust. Steam? Status:Currently scalded. I thought the sex scenes were scandalously[…]
Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/Dystopian Future Stand alone or series? Book one of a trilogy. Romantic Subplot? File that under “It’s complicated.” Steam? There was some sexual tension between the main character and her love interest. This is not a kissing book. Violence? Gory battle violence typical of the urban[…]
I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings done well. And I’m an absolute fool for Beauty and the Beast retellings.
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A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Rose #4) by Sarah J. Maas Although Nesta isn’t my favorite character out of the ACoTaR world, but Cassian is. I don’t want Nesta to soften, but I do want her to understand who her friends are. I can’t wait to reenter Maas’s world and see[…]
What is cyberpunk if you don’t have the Haves and the Have Nots, and throw them together for contrast? The way the books starts, I thought this read would be a lot darker than it was. Don’t get me wrong, Shackle.exe explores characters with addictions: sex, drugs, cyber, etc. placed into situations that constantly summon[…]
After the nineties, I was kind of done with Arthurian retellings. I haven’t watched any of the latest shows or movies. Then, I pick up this book. It’s told from multiple points of view, but Gwenevere is definitely the protagonist. I loved the dilemma the authors present both Gwenevere and Arthur and the notions about[…]
2020 was my year of Urban Fantasy reads, with side quests to Fantasy and Science Fiction. I’ve read 84 books this year (https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/19948110), and will read more. This list is comprised of books that I’ve read over the course of 2020, not ones published this year. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler This[…]