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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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Weekend Catch-Up: February 27-29, 2015

March 1, 2015
2/27/15 Weekend Pile

I decided to take this weekend a little easier than normal. I usually run errands or explore the city with my camera in hand, but with the temperatures being a bit too harsh for my Canon, I’ve been staying in more. Here’s what I’ve been up to this weekend: CURRENTLY READING I started Claudia Gray’s Sorceress a few days ago and finished just past midnight on Friday. This…

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Review: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

January 7, 2015
Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova William Morrow Finished: 10/25/2014 Krassi Zourkova’s Wildalone is an intoxicating debut. Zourkova weaves an intriguing tale that blends Bulgarian and Greek mythology in a unique way. At times, the writing falters, yet it possesses an ethereal quality that keeps the plot, pacing, and descriptions in tact. Thea is a bit too naïve at times, but she remains a likeable heroine and narrator with an…