Review: Prince of Fools

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yet another fantastic audio experience from the great Tim Gerard Reynolds. Here’s the thing about audiobooks: no matter the book, you’re almost entirely dependent upon your narrator. A good reader can make even an okay story a little better, and a terrible reader […]

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Review: Rebel of the Sands

PLEASE NOTE: This review has been truncated due to spoilers. You can find my full review, including the spoilers, over on Goodreads. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton My rating: 2 of 5 stars *2.5/5 A brilliant first chapter squandered by shallow, poorly-executed attempts at world-building, inconsistent Western influences and attempt at flintlock fantasy, […]

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Chemical X

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (BvS) has released into theatres after much buildup and promotion to rather scathing reviews. Is anyone particularly surprised? BvS had more work to do than most superhero franchise films, coming off of a much-maligned first film, Man of Steel, while also competing with the films being produced by its cousin, Marvel, […]

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Review: These Shallow Graves

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars   ”You, on the other hand, wish to know things. And no one can forgive a girl for that.” Jennifer Donnelly and I have a good literary history — the first novel of hers that I read, Revolution, emotionally rocked my world and […]

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Review: Six of Crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 5 of 5 stars “When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.” Well, folks: Bardugo has done it again. I remember reading through the Grisha trilogy a few years ago and thinking it such an interesting world. I had never read […]

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Review: The Dark Days Club

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman My rating: 2 of 5 stars Okay, let’s get something straight: when I’m promised an adventure novel about an “intrepid demon-hunter” in Victorian England, I don’t expect the book to take over 200-pages to get there. That’s virtually half of this book and speaks volumes as to its […]

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The People vs Hades

Since this is the month of “March Madness,” I wanted to take a moment to talk about something that drives me, well, a little mad. (Yes, all puns are intended.) This is one of my ultimate pet peeves, a thing that set my metaphorical hackles on end and makes bile churn in my gut. To […]

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Review: The Map of Bones

The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Thank you to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, a part of Gallery Books, for sending me a digital ARC of this novel via Netgalley for the purposes of review** “There is no compromise…just surrender in stages.” The Map of Bones picks up right […]

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Review: Of Metal and Wishes

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine My rating: 4 of 5 stars *4.5/5 “If I am the phantom, it is because man’s hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.” (Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera) I can’t talk about this book without […]

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