Posts Categorized: 2016 Flights of Fantasy Challenge

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Six of Crows

Six of Crows

December 21, 2016 4.5 stars, Reviews 5 ★★★★½

Six of Crows combines two of my favorite things to read: books about thieves/heists and a complex and interesting fantasy world where the rules are still being discovered. Things I Loved: The heist plotline | I mean it had all the tropes and scenes I love, the gathering of the team, the bantering on the journey to do the heist, the reckless behaviors that could ruin the heist, and twists! Basically, it had everything I like about a good heist book and then some because these aren’t your ordinary modern characters, these are freaking fantasy characters with awesome abilities. Seriously though,… Read more »

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

November 21, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I have so much love for Marissa Meyer and the Lunar Chronicles so I was thrilled when I was sent an ARC from Fierce Reads! And while it took me quite awhile to get fully immersed in this book, overall I enjoyed it quite a bit! What I Liked: BAKING, DESSERT, all the goodies. You know that you are going to be hungry throughout this whole book because it starts with this glorious description of lemon tarts… which I instantly craved despite not actually liking lemon desserts at all. The WHIMSY. I’m not extremely familiar with Alice in Wonderland besides… Read more »

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Review: Imprudence by Gail Carriger

Review: Imprudence by Gail Carriger

August 10, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★

After binge-reading the Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School series by Gail Carriger last year, I was really excited to be back in this wonderful steampunk world! What I Loved: The cameos! There is Alexia and Lord Maccon, Biffy, Lord Alkedama, and even some people from Parasol Protectorate who you thought you might never see again. I especially love seeing Rue interact with her parents 1) because I can’t get enough of them and 2) because I enjoy seeing how different and similar she is especially in comparison to Alexia! The humor – It’s the dialogue, the witty banter, all the tea and discussions… Read more »

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A Spoilery Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A Spoilery Review

August 2, 2016 Reviews 1 ★★★★

I have WAYYYY too many feelings about this book/script that I just can’t hold back the spoilers. Before I bid the spoiler-adverse folks adieu, I would like to say that I really did enjoy the book because it brought me back into the world and I LOVED the new characters. However, I’m not in love with this story as much as the other books because the overall plot line frustrated me at times. Okay now, if you haven’t read the book or seen the play, farewell! First, I just have to get some ranting out of the way. Even if it seems like… Read more »

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Review: Truthwitch

Review: Truthwitch

April 7, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★½

It feels like I have been hearing about Truthwitch FOREVER, there was soooo much hype for it. And I the premise sounded right up my alley, but I got a little nervous about some of the mixed reviews I was seeing, and even though I had a slightly rocky start to Truthwitch I’m happy I stuck through it! What I Liked: Iseult was my kind of character. She’s steady and determined, not completely sure of herself yet, but that’s just because there are things she still is learning about herself. I loved Isuelt’s side of the threadsister bond with Safi (though I… Read more »

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Reread Review: The Will of Empress

Reread Review: The Will of Empress

March 7, 2016 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I’ve been rereading a lot of Tamora Pierce lately, partially because of the 2016 challenges I signed up for, and mostly because she’s one of my all-time favorite authors. So I was pretty freaking excited to get to The Will of the Empress in the Emelan books, because I had only reread it one or two times before this (which considering my relationship with  Tamora Pierce books isn’t that many times). Also, rereading the two quartets that lead up to this book, I just REALLY wanted to get to when they were older and had more experiences under their belt. And… Read more »

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Why YA Fantasy Lovers Should Read The Name of the Wind

Why YA Fantasy Lovers Should Read The Name of the Wind

January 7, 2016 Reviews 3 ★★★★½

The Name of the Wind is one of my first ventures into the adult fantasy world and while I was a bit anxious about how hefty the book was… 662 pages with a smaller font than I’m used to. It exceeded my expectations and I definitely think that fellow YA fantasy lovers should give it a try! And here’s why…. The story telling is WONDERFUL. Seriously, I don’t know if there is any other book I can think of that does storytelling in such a compelling way. The whole book is Kvothe telling the Chronicler his life story, sure there are… Read more »

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