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: 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 →

Low Flying Fantasy: The Coldfire Trilogy

Today, I'll be talking about an underrated Science-Fantasy series by C.S. Friedman, The Coldfire Trilogy. Every so often, I'll find myself in a bookstore holding a book I might have started decades ago, or at least wanted to read, and so it was with the second book, When True Night Falls. I'm not even sure... 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: 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 →

Book Review: Cast in Deception by Michelle Sagara

The Chronicles of Elantra has been a favorite series of mine for years, and this latest edition to the series, the thirteenth, was a fun ride. For anyone new to these books, the series focuses on the life of Kaylin Neya--a member of the Hawks, a sort of a police force for the city of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier

I listened to these books on audio late last year and fell in love with the characters so much that I marathoned all three of these pretty much back to back. I'd read one of Juliet Marillier's books before, but that was a long time ago. I'm regretting not reading more of her work and... Continue Reading →

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