The Hunger of the Gods, The Bloodsworn Saga 2 BOOK REVIEW

Contains spoilers for The Shadow of the Gods. The sequel to what quickly became my favorite new read of 2022, The Hunger of the Gods continues the legacy of the Bloodsworn Saga with its fantastic cast of characters set in the Battle-Plain in a story influenced and inspired by Norse sagas and mythology.  After Lik-RifaContinue reading “The Hunger of the Gods, The Bloodsworn Saga 2 BOOK REVIEW”

The Shadow of the Gods, The Bloodsworn Saga 1 BOOK REVIEW

As surprising as it may seem, the thing that made The Shadow of the Gods first catch my eye was the cover art. Scrolling through social media and it was enough to make me look a little deeper. I then learned about John Gwynne as an author and read the synopsis for the book, andContinue reading “The Shadow of the Gods, The Bloodsworn Saga 1 BOOK REVIEW”

A Court of Silver Flames, ACOTAR 4 BOOK REVIEW

In the longest and potentially most vibrant work of Sarah J. Maas’ I have read, A Court of Silver Flames bursts with color and emotion from the first pages. Returning to the land of Prythian is familiar, but in stepping away from the similarly familiar perspectives of Feyre and Rhysand, the story takes a differentContinue reading “A Court of Silver Flames, ACOTAR 4 BOOK REVIEW”

A Court of Frost and Starlight, ACOTAR Novella BOOK REVIEW

In what be my favorite showing from Sarah J. Maas in this series thus far, A Court of Frost and Starlight takes a slower, more personal, and frankly enjoyable look at Feyre and her family in the days after the end of the war with Hybern and the events of A Court of Wings andContinue reading “A Court of Frost and Starlight, ACOTAR Novella BOOK REVIEW”

A Court of Wings and Ruin, ACOTAR 3 BOOK REVIEW

After the high stakes climax of A Court of Mist and Fury, the third book in Sarah J. Maas’ beloved series drops right into the loaded circumstances Feyre Archeron has landed herself in. No longer a woman fighting for her place in the world who struggled to see where she belongs, Feyre seized a desperateContinue reading “A Court of Wings and Ruin, ACOTAR 3 BOOK REVIEW”

A Court of Mist and Fury, ACOTAR 2 BOOK REVIEW

Upping the ante from A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury flexes the worldbuilding and complex characters that have defined Sarah J. Maas’ works. Where the first book stood largely on its own, completing its narrative arc while keeping threads and potential for subsequent books, Book 2 in the seriesContinue reading “A Court of Mist and Fury, ACOTAR 2 BOOK REVIEW”

A Court of Thorns and Roses, ACOTAR 1 BOOK REVIEW

A Court of Thorns and Roses is a book that was not written for me. In that, I mean I’m not the primary intended audience, at least not on the surface. I’m a man and I love epic fantasy. And while a well-written romance arc in a story can be great, books with a strong,Continue reading “A Court of Thorns and Roses, ACOTAR 1 BOOK REVIEW”

Assassin’s Quest, The Farseer Trilogy Book 3 BOOK REVIEW

Assassin’s Quest was probably my most anticipated read this year, and only after I cruised through the first two books in the Farseer Trilogy. The first two had such an impact, and the third installment did not disappoint. It occupies a unique place within Robin Hobb’s works, bringing a conclusion to this series, but alsoContinue reading “Assassin’s Quest, The Farseer Trilogy Book 3 BOOK REVIEW”

Royal Assassin, The Farseer Trilogy Book 2 BOOK REVIEW

Robin Hobb’s work is some of the greatest in fantasy, and the Farseer Trilogy is the first part of her Realm of the Elderlings, spanning multiple books through several series. Royal Assassin is the heart of the Farseer Trilogy, bringing the world of the Six Duchies and the characters introduced in the first book intoContinue reading “Royal Assassin, The Farseer Trilogy Book 2 BOOK REVIEW”

Assassin’s Apprentice, The Farseer Trilogy Book 1 BOOK REVIEW

The Farseer Trilogy was a book series I first picked up solely for the reason I heard Robin Hobb’s name over and over again. When an author’s name is referenced alongside authors whose work I have thoroughly enjoyed, I have to at least give it consideration. When they are referenced alongside those authors over andContinue reading “Assassin’s Apprentice, The Farseer Trilogy Book 1 BOOK REVIEW”