Category: Jessica

Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I did a research paper on Edmund from KING LEAR when I took a literature course on Shakespeare in college. The focus was on his illegitimacy and how by constantly being mocked and disparaged about his less than noble birth (by the nobles he was forced to associate with), he had two choices: become a […]

— Posted June 24, 2015 by Jessica / 13 Comments
Review: The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

Review: The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

MINOR SPOILERS. Second Book Syndrome . . . thy name is THE DESERT SPEAR. *sighs* I had a lot of issues with this book. A lot, a lot. The first third of the book is told from an entirely new POV. By itself, that would’ve made me cranky, b/c, yeah, I get that Jardir is […]

— Posted June 19, 2015 by Jessica / 5 Comments
Review: The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan

Review: The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan

SO. Most of my favorite things in this series are in play now. I’m particularly fond of the time spent in Ebou Dar and a couple of other things that are still in development, but, yeah, we are well on our way. For some reason I’m have no a hard time coming up with plot […]

— Posted June 12, 2015 by Jessica / 7 Comments
Review: Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Review: Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

For those of you who don’t already know, J.D. Robb is an alternate pen name for Nora Roberts. I only read my first Nora Roberts’ book about a year ago, and was—to put it mildly—pleasantly surprised. I’d always assumed that Roberts wrote cornball Walmart paperback romances for-your-grandmother, and when I saw a new book with […]

— Posted June 10, 2015 by Jessica / 18 Comments
Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

So here’s the deal . . . I saw a lot of improvement in SUMMER KNIGHT. A LOT. I was introduced to several new characters whom I instantly loved: Ebenezar, Listens to Wind, the Gatekeeper, Meryl . . . a couple old favorites made appearances: Billy the Werewolf and Toot, but better than the well-loved […]

— Posted June 5, 2015 by Jessica / 8 Comments
Review: In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland

Review: In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland

Raye Larsen is a twenty-seven year old kindergarten teacher. She lives in the same small town she grew up in, the same small town where she has never fit in (b/c typical small town nonsense). Raye is adopted, you see, and in addition to having dark hair and eyes in a town of blonde-haired, blue-eyed […]

— Posted June 3, 2015 by Jessica / 15 Comments