Book Review: Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

I am a big fan of the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. In fact, the audiobooks of Red Rising, narrated so fantastically by Tim Gerard Reynolds, are what sparked my love of audiobooks. It wasn't only the narration, which is really top tier, but also the energy of the story itself that made me... Continue Reading →

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This Week in Reading: Southern Gothic, How-To Feed Your Hero, Young Nobles With a Touch of Fey, and Witchery

This week I'm finishing up two books from last week before starting a couple of new ones. I'm about twenty percent through What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank by Krista D. Ball. So far this has been a pretty fun read. Sure it's non-fiction, but it's also a humorous read and a pretty informative writing guide.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath

I was immediately interested in this book because it's a fantasy of manners which is one of my favorite sub-genres of fantasy. I enjoy stories about folks navigating society, especially if they also point out that society's constraints and issues there may be within it. I was not disappointed as The Sisters Mederos does a... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Ongoing Rebellions, Southern Witches, Fantasy of Manners, and Medieval Recipes

The last week sure does feel like it flew by fast. I'm still working on listening to the audiobook of Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. I am really enjoying it but it does tend to be on the grimmer side if things, so I can only do so much of the audio a day. I... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals!

A few new books have been added to my gigantic never-ending to-be-read mountain! The top two are brand new books just published this month. First up is Moonshine by Jasmine Gower. The first thing that struck me with this book was the beautiful cover. (I admit I'm a bit of a sucker for a lovely... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

Poisoned Blade is the second book in Kate Elliott's YA trilogy, Court of Fives. This trilogy follows Jessamy, a young girl born in a land called Efea which was conquered and consequently colonized by the Saroese from across the sea many generations before. She is the daughter of a famous Patron (of Saroese origins) general... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: New Adventures in Old Rebellions and Fantastic Obstacle Courses

This week I'm listening to Iron Gold by Pierce Brown, the next trilogy in the Red Rising universe. I was really excited to dive into this one because I absolutely love the Red Rising books, and they're the first audiobooks that made me feel like, yeah, I can listen to audiobooks without my mind wandering... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

Full disclosure: I ended up with an ARC copy of this in my book pile back in September while attending the Baltimore Book Festival. Since the book is being released later this month I thought it was a good time to dive in. Ink, Iron, and Glass takes place in an alternate version of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Shadow Scale is the sequel to Rachel Hartman's debut novel, Seraphina. These books focus on the life of Seraphina Dombegh, a young lady that is a member of the royal court, a musician, and half-dragon. The setting is a secondary world, the kingdom of Goredd where humans and dragons live together in an uneasy truce... Continue Reading →

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