Dead Man in a Ditch BOOK REVIEW

Fetch Phillips became a favorite character of mine after reading The Last Smile in Sunder City, and Luke Arnold’s craft at storytelling meant that I have been recommending his books ever since. When I picked up Dead Man in a Ditch, I was excited for the return to the fantasy noir genre, which always promisesContinue reading “Dead Man in a Ditch BOOK REVIEW”

Chapter 22: The Apex

Heath stood idly patting his mare in the cool morning air as he waited outside the guildhall. The gates were open, and scattered in the courtyard and in the street the members of Guild #237 set about preparing themselves for their journey. Even as the morning sun broke the horizon and began to warm theContinue reading “Chapter 22: The Apex”

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”

Chapter 21: The Hunting Party

By the time they rode through the gates of Aleria, Heath was sore and in a dark mood. A single night’s sleep had done little more than dull the edge of his coiled irritation. Mercifully, Victra had held off on her usual biting banter, recognizing the darkness that had been creeping in the peripheries ofContinue reading “Chapter 21: The Hunting Party”

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”