Category: Fantasy

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: Frozen in Amber by Phyllis Ames

Review: Frozen in Amber by Phyllis Ames

I agreed to review this novel entirely on a whim; Phyllis Ames is a new-to-me author, and standalone Urban Fantasy is rare, so of course I said gimme. The wolf on the cover may have helped cinch the deal, but make no mistake, this story is about a cougar. Attorney and heroine are practically oxymorons, […]

— Posted August 13, 2015 by Carmel / 6 Comments
Review: Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Review: Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

SILVER IN THE BLOOD could have been a lot of things. It could have been yet another spin on wolves in service (enslaved) to vampires. It could have been nothing more than two silly girls running amok in Eastern Europe. It could have been a bland Victorian tale about society misses having their sensibilities shocked […]

— Posted July 31, 2015 by Jessica / 11 Comments
Review: The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

Review: The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

***Spoilers from previous books and minor spoilers from this one.*** Peter V. Brett’s DEMON CYCLE began with a truly excellent first installment, but it’s been all downhill from there. I’ve been struggling with a feeling since about midway through book 2, but I’ve been reluctant to give it voice . . . b/c it would […]

— Posted July 10, 2015 by Jessica / 10 Comments
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