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Review: The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass (@jessicadhaluska)

Review: The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass (@jessicadhaluska)

It’d been approximately ten years since I last read THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION by Sara Douglass, and while I had not personally experienced the what-was-I-thinking-this-book-is-crap? phenomenon that so many readers have encountered during rereads of “favorite” books from eons past, I’d heard an awful lot about it . . . Still, I wasn’t worried—my superior taste […]

— Posted September 9, 2015 by Jessica / 20 Comments
Review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (@jessicadhaluska, @nielsenwriter)

Review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (@jessicadhaluska, @nielsenwriter)

THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer Nielsen is in my opinion exactly what juvenile fiction/middle grade fantasy is supposed to be. Nimble-fingered orphans who proactively take measures to fill their bellies? Check. Evil masterminds plotting to overthrow a kingdom? Also, check. A Big Secret that isn’t easily identifiable b/c super sneaky use of ambiguity? CHECK. And […]

— Posted September 4, 2015 by Jessica / 8 Comments
Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey (@jessicadhaluska)

Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey (@jessicadhaluska)

Contrary to my assumption, HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey was not a YA fantasy. If I’d bothered to read the blurb, I would’ve known that, but what can I say? Old habits die hard. What it is is a paranormal/mythological/post-apocalyptic/dystopian mashup. Sounds cool, right? And a lot of readers, particularly those still in their teens, will […]

— Posted September 2, 2015 by Jessica / 22 Comments