Tag: 2015 reads

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini Review: Don’t Listen to the Voices in Your Head

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini Review: Don’t Listen to the Voices in Your Head

I love the blend of witches and alternate dimensions in this series, but Firewalker wasn’t as good as the first book. A few scenes had me suspending my disbelief and the whole book lacked emotional connection. Connecting to the main character is a major part of enjoying a book, and even in the second book, I still […]

October 13, 2015 | 30 Comments
Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan Review: Hilarious Norse Mythology

Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan Review: Hilarious Norse Mythology

Magnus Chase is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. So many scenes made me laugh out loud, from the fashionable dwarf Blitzen, to the TV addicted Thor, to the scary giant squirrel and the most hilarious talking sword in existence. I’ve only ever encountered one other talking sword before, but Jack is hilarious, with a […]

October 8, 2015 | 42 Comments
Armada by Ernest Cline Review: Geeky Sci-Fi Book, I Wanted to Love You

Armada by Ernest Cline Review: Geeky Sci-Fi Book, I Wanted to Love You

You know when you love a book so much that nothing could ever live up to it? That was Ready Player One. So naturally, I was highly anticipating Armada, thinking it was going to be equally as awesome. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. While Ready Player One successfully made gaming and 80’s pop culture references accessible […]

September 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman Review: Ancient Greek Legends Come to Life

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman Review: Ancient Greek Legends Come to Life

Blending historical fiction with an engaging YA fantasy, Legacy of Kings takes a look at Alexander the Great during his teenage years before his rise to power. And what a rich and fascinating world it was, bringing to life a period in history where Greek royalty practiced the occult, where an army was run by a 16 […]

September 24, 2015 | 34 Comments
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Review: A Hidden World of Clairvoyance

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Review: A Hidden World of Clairvoyance

Seven orders of clairvoyance. A hidden world of magic in a corrupt alternate London. An alien race with opposing factions. Scion London split up into six districts, each ruled by a different Mime Lord/Queen with different clairvoyant powers. The Mime Order is a highly detailed, descriptive and imaginative world, featuring another glossary, three maps and […]

September 16, 2015 | 33 Comments
Demon Road by Derek Landy Review: A Fun and Annoying Supernatural Road Trip

Demon Road by Derek Landy Review: A Fun and Annoying Supernatural Road Trip

I’m conflicted about Demon Road. On one hand, I really liked the supernatural creatures and the anti-hero main character, on the other, the characters really annoyed me which resulted in my struggling to finish the book. Therefore, this is going to be a tough review. What I liked Supernatural setting. When I first read the blurb, I thought it […]

September 9, 2015 | 27 Comments
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas Spoiler Free Review: EPIC, BADASS & OFF THE CHARTS

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas Spoiler Free Review: EPIC, BADASS & OFF THE CHARTS

This is a spoiler-free review for the book and the series.  Sarah J. Maas you have done it again. You have managed to tease out every emotion from the human spectrum with Queen of Shadows. Fear, for the characters’ safety. Horror, at the monsters at Morath. Courage, for a disabled slave. Happiness, at characters reunited. Loneliness, for […]

September 4, 2015 | 63 Comments