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Book Thoughts: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

June 26, 2017

Complex and mesmerizing, The City of Brass is an intricate tale full of betrayal and devastating histories. Chakraborty’s smooth and concise writing excels most with the worldbuilding, which draws on Middle Eastern locations, beliefs, and folklore. The world is wonderfully intricate with political factions, wars, social castes, and magic that blend together to create a rich and believable setting that is rooted in reality with a proper dash…

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Review: THE QUEEN’S CHOICE by Cayla Kluver

January 30, 2014

  The Queen’s Choiceis a rich and imaginative first entry in Cayla Kluver’s new Heirs of Chrior trilogy. Kluver writes with such detail and precision, and successfully manages to bring her world of faeries and humans to life. The political elements of the story are interesting and poignant, and they never feel too heavy or distracting. While the plot meanders and unfolds at a slow pace, the story…

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Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

October 22, 2013

IndieBound | Barnes and Noble | Amazon *** Kendare Blake’s Antigoddessis an inventive, sleek, and wonderfully executed book that displays an ingenious take on Greek mythology. Told in alternating third person point of views, readers are first introduced to Athena as she and Hermes set out to figure out why the gods are dying and the cause behind their painful deaths. Athena, for example, is sprouting feathers inside her body. Their search…

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

July 2, 2013

I’ve had a copy of Throne of Glass since 2012 when I received a copy at BEA, where it was one of the most anticipated ARCs at the show. I was rather excited about it due to the Game of Thrones comparisons and the suggested romance. For some reason, though, I never got around to reading it despite hearing fantastic things about it. Well, a year later, I’ve…

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Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

October 24, 2012

The Lost Prince is the first installment in Julie Kagawa’s new Iron Fey series, Call of the Forgotten, and it is yet another fine example of her talent. She has written a whirlwind of a story, one that is full of non-stop action, family secrets, and unexpected romances. Fans of the original Iron Fey books will undoubtedly love this new addition and will be rooting for Ethan from page…

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Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

October 20, 2012

image from author’s blog Julie Kagawa is a master storyteller, one who is in a league of her own. She blew me away with the original three Iron Fey books, and she has once again left me in awe with The Iron Knight. As a proud and loyal member of Team Ash, I had been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced and am so…

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

May 18, 2012

This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure and honor of meeting Laini Taylor and hearing her speak about writing stories that keep readers engaged and enthralled. She is such a unique and amazingly creative person and just listening to her inspired me. Her book Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my shelf for quite some time now–it’s been one of those books I really wanted to…

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Author Interview: CJ Gosling

November 10, 2011

Today I would like to welcome CJ Gosling, author of The Guardian, to the site! Ms. Gosling is a lovely and talented writer, and I hope you enjoy the interview! photo courtesy of the author Hi, C.J.! Thanks for taking the time to chat with me and my readers. Can you tell us what inspired you to be a writer? My father used to tell me bedtime stories when I was a…

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Review: Legacy by Cayla Kluver

September 6, 2011

HarlequinTeen publishes some great stories; I don’t think I’ve come across any of their titles that I haven’t enjoyed. So when I heard about Legacy, it didn’t take long for me to add it to my GoodReads list. Then I saw the cover and fell even more in love with it. Ms. Kluver has a wonderful writing style. Alera’s voice comes through clearly and believably, which will help…

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Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

April 11, 2011

I had seen Darkness Becomes Her featured on various blogs leading up to its release, but I hadn’t really looked into it. Then, one day, I came home and found a package waiting for me. Guess what was inside? 🙂 I’m so grateful for being sent a copy because I found this book to be refreshing, exciting, and extremely well-written. Ms. Keaton’s writing is nothing short of great!…