Category: Book Reviews

Schooled in Magic – Book Review

Good news – I have gained more employment. Bad news – I will have even less time for reading and writing reviews. Thus I anticipate this is going to be my last post for a while. Schooled in Magic is the first in a...

The Watchmaker’s Daughter – Book Review

I read the Watchmaker’s Daughter last week and have been ruminating on a book review since then. I have been having problems as this was a book I neither loved nor hated. It is not dreadfully written nor brilliantly told. Having not sparked a...

A Mortal Song – Book Review

My book review of A Mortal Song will contain some spoilers – you have been warned. This young adult fantasy-fairy tale novel by Megan Crewe was, in short, good. I loved the Japanese setting, partly because I had been there. I have seen Mount...

Season of Sequels: The Burning Page

The Burning Page is actually book 3 in Genevieve Cogman’s series: The Invisible Library. Title: The Burning Page (book 3) Series: The Invisible Library First book in the Series: The Invisible Library Author: Genevieve Cogman Genre: Multi-universe fantasy Synopsis: The Burning Page continues the...

Season of Sequels: Of Bone and Ruin

This a book, a sequel, I actually bought, spending real money! Of Bone and Ruin is the direct sequel to T.A. White’s Dragon Ridden novel. Title: Of Bone and Ruin (book 2) Series: Dragon Ridden Chronicles First book in the Series: Dragon-Ridden Author: T.A....

Season of Sequels: To Catch a Queen

I have been reading sequels of books recently, so while I cannot introduce new authors I can at least comment on how their series is going. That said, I don’t think I actually commented on Shanna Swendson’s first book, A Fairy Tale. Anyway, this...

Book Review – Brother’s Ruin

The book Brother’s Ruin is a novella. It is short and thus I feel it is only fair that my review be reflectively brief. Title: Brother’s Ruin Author: Emma Newman Genre: Fantasy; Gaslamp Synopsis (giving nothing of import away): Magic replaces science in this...