Genre: Fantasy

And the Ocean Was Our Sky Review: Beautiful, Poetic But Slightly Confusing

And the Ocean Was Our Sky Review: Beautiful, Poetic But Slightly Confusing

I absolutely love Patrick Ness’s books and his storytelling, and I was excited by And the Ocean Was Our Sky because of how similar its (physical) vibe was to A Monster Calls. And the Ocean Was Our Sky is a retelling of Moby Dick, which I confess I have never read… but there isn’t much prerequisite knowledge you need in order […]

December 11, 2018 | 2 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
Umbertouched By Livia Blackburne Review: End of A Conclusive, Quiet Duology

Umbertouched By Livia Blackburne Review: End of A Conclusive, Quiet Duology

Note: This is the sequel and conclusion to a duology, which you can find my review of the first book here. This review will contain minor spoilers! After reading and really enjoying Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne, I was super ready for Umbertouched! I couldn’t wait to dive back into Dineas and Zivah’s world and the […]

November 6, 2018 | 2 Comments
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

What happens when you get a fantasy story that’s bogged down with lore and plot elements and explanations? Well… Shimmer and Burn happens. And honestly, it’s a decent book. The world-building is quite descriptive, and the plot twists will keep readers on their toes. But maybe it’s the writing and me that just didn’t agree (or […]

October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment
Muse of Nightmares Review: Godspawn, vengeance and wrath

Muse of Nightmares Review: Godspawn, vengeance and wrath

This review may contain minor spoilers for Strange the Dreamer. Check out my review for the first book here!  How do you follow up with such a phenomenal book such as Strange the Dreamer? Creating an equally phenomenal sequel, that’s how. Thankfully, Muse of Nightmares was as epic and awesome as the first book, and reading it definitely gave me […]

October 2, 2018 | 10 Comments