Category Archives: Fantasy/Epic

Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is her debut effort?! Fuck me and my writerly pretensions. The story plucks out the father bargains daughter away to monster theme from Beauty and the Beast (or … Continue reading

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Radiance (by Grace Draven): Falling in love slowly

Radiance by Grace Draven My rating: 4 of 5 stars Brishen is a Kai prince of no significance to the line of succession and Ildiko is a Gauri noblewoman of little importance in her uncle’s court. They are both beautiful … Continue reading

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Reviewing: Duty by Rachel Rossano

Duty: a novel of Rhynan by Rachel Rossano My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 stars. I first read Rachel Rossano’s writing when I won her short story Exchange on goodreads and reviewed it. Since then I’ve followed her blog … Continue reading

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Seraphina (ARC reviewed)

 Seraphina by Rachel Hartman My rating: 5 of 5 stars 4.5 really, but there’s always room for a change of heart. =) I genuinely liked this book. I cared for Seraphina and I admired her actions throughout. I agree with … Continue reading

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Bitterblue (A thrilled review!!)

 Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore My rating: 5 of 5 stars [This is a hodgepodge of a review – I’ll rewrite it better after I’ve let it settle in my mind some] What can I say but that I am amazed … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Knife (A ‘wary but interested’ review)

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.9 stars. The Emperor’s Knife is a good book, but it is not a fantastic book. The best thing about this book is how it gives at least … Continue reading

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