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Book Review: A Crown of Gilded Bones By Jennifer L. Armentrout
ACoGB is the third book in the From Blood and Ash Series. Poppy must decide whether she’s going to take the crown and become Queen of Atlantia. There are lots of betrayals and a scattering of adventures. Dialogue. So much freaking long-winded dialogue and inner monologue.
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Book Review: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout
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[…]
Book Review: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews
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[…]
Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (anime)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. I haven’t read this manga (waiting until comic book stores are open again to find the English version), but I’m watching season one of the anime on Netflix with my youngest. After watching most of season 1, I felt compelled to write[…]
Fantasy Books I Want to Read in 2021
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[…]
Indie Author Spotlight: Shackle.Exe by Van D Vicious
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[…]
Indie Author Spotlight Review: Jesikah Sundin and Claire Luana’s The Knights of Caerleon Series
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[…]
Writer Reads Book Review: The Kinsmen Universe
I was introduced to Ilona Andrews books by a fellow writer. I trust her taste because she’s an excellent author and we like a lot of the same authors, shows, movies, etc. She recommended Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews because I like beauty and the beast retellings. I then devoured all of Ilona Andrews[…]
Top Five Books I’ve Read This Year
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[…]