Ascension by David Combs I wanted to get this review posted sooner, but when you get head-down in the final stretch of a draft, it’s easy to lose track of time. Oops. What day is it again? Ascension by David Combs is a story of descendant Guardians (read: witches) whose power and duty is passed down to... Continue Reading →
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith I struggled with the first half of the book, likely a combo of what felt like slow pacing and my own reading slump. The Library of the Unwritten and I took a break (NOT A BREAKUP!), and I am glad I came back to it! The premise... Continue Reading →
The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese Chow Thank you to the author for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. I always enjoy Chow's writing. Even when I can see the influences that guided her imagination—and what an imagination it is—it never feels derivative. Chow's created yet another world full... Continue Reading →
Like anything else, media can impact how we see ourselves, and I hope that some young reader might take away a positive idea of the importance of consent, not just in sex, but in all areas of their lives.
This Fantasy Romance does many things that more professionally published authors have failed to give me, and a good number of those things have to do with the protagonist, Maddie. As I said in my Goodreads review of this title, Sanatra has removed many of the elements that frustrated me with Bella Swan in TWILIGHT, or rather, the way her wants and desires were treated in the text by the author and the surrounding characters.
In telling Emily's story, author Andrea Fink has pulled off some plot elements that impressed and entertained me in a richly layered world, with intricate rules and politics.
Iskandar plays a much larger role in Kahrin and Innes' journey in BLOOD OF THE TRUE BELIEVER, and going forward into book three. I never expected to want to know him this well, but here we are.
Have a brief snippet from Blood of the True Believer (The Hole in the World Book 2), available now for preorder.