My Review Policy The Weight of Feathers: Lovely worldbuilding in this book. I liked the writing style. It was very poetic and I think that alone made up for some of the faults, but there were still a few things I got caught up on. I wish there were less Spanish and French words used or at least, that they were more quickly translated. I shouldn’t have to be fluent in two different languages after ordering the English version of your novel. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that bad, b
A Night Divided: Good historic fiction. I've read a lot about WWII, but less about the period after and I liked Nielsen's other books a lot, so this was something I was excited to read. Germany history is super interesting. The plot is fairly simple, but there’s a steady stream of tension to keep things moving that I think is kind of Nielson's trademark. I think the brother was my favorite character . . . Yeah, I don’t really have much to say about this one, but it was really
Well, now that I have some reviews on here, I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t also post my favorite series of all time. I suppose this should be a hard question to answer because I enjoy so many books, but it actually isn’t. I DO have a favorite series, a fantasy series written by Tracey Hickman and Margret Weis called Death Gate. I was a teenager when I first read it. I had actually just finished their Dragonlance series and requested them for my birthday. My well-meanin
THE WIZARD’S HEIR: I got this one free from the author as part of a contest. This one had a brisk pace in the beginning that drew me in. I liked the different magic systems and the larger mystery with the king. Cool world building and concept. Things got a little muddied for me in the second half where they seemed to be running back and forth a lot. I also never really cared for the leading lady. Still a fun book though and I would recommend it. THE FAERIE GUARDIAN: I listene
I set a goal for six novels for the summer reading trek, and I’m happy to report that I read nine—most from the sponsored reading list. Here are the final three: AMA’S WATCH This was a different sort of read for me! I started it once, but then I put it down because the beginning had block style description and dialogue that made me think it might be a chore to read—signs of a less experienced writer. But I soon realized that while unconventional, James has a voice all his own
Yay, round two! Here are my reviews for the second half of the Summer Book Trek. As before, I will be placing them here on my new and improved blog and also on Goodreads. BORROWED MAGIC I love high fantasy and this seemed to have a neat hook so I snatched it up. I looked at the earlier reviews before I got it, and it’s a good thing I did. There is actually a free prequel/novella that comes before it. It gives a lot of the history of the characters—something you do get in th
Staring out with my first three reviews for the summer trek! I'm posting them here and on Goodreads and I'm linking the cover photos to their Amazon pages so you can take a look. These ones are all Indie books and a lot of them are discounted for the trek, so yay! Witch Ways:
I was initially drawn to this book because I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch growing up and it just sounded like a fun, quick read. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s clean, it’s fun, and the characters were
Yay! Rachel's book. It came out last month and I just finished reading my copy. Here is the blurb:
For as long as sixteen-year-old Zade can remember he’s dealt with the thing locked inside, another soul that can use his body . . . if he lets it.
As long as he stays away from the nearby villagers, he can control the soul’s strange powers—and its hunger—powers he needs to keep the encroaching creatures of the nether realm from finding the demon gate and destroying the valle
I want to put some book reviews/recommendations up here eventually, so here is just a quick/dirty list of some of the books I read in 2014, or at least the ones I remember. In an effort to keep my blog positive, I will only talk about books when I have something positive to say, when I would recommend them to others. Sorry, but I know enough authors personally and have written enough myself that I can’t just post a review without thinking of the author behind it (even if that
I really need to write an update about my crazy BD and querying adventures, but for now we are doing a shameless plug for a completely awesome book.
Here is the stolen blurb from Amazon, to go with the stolen picture:
When Supermom joins Dad on his latest project, sixteen-year-old Morgan is left at her aunt’s. Instead of dating the cute boy from the track team, she will now have to spend the summer keeping a sane distance between herself and her aun