Category: Fantasy

Book Review : The Bear and the Nightingale

Book Review : The Bear and the Nightingale

I bought The Bear and the Nightingale on a whim after seeing it on sale via Bookbub. I thought it sounded interesting, but I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. In all honesty, I adored this book. The prose was absolutely beautiful, the story completely unique and aptly showing the darker side of fairy tales, and the heroine was strong and utterly herself. As soon as I finished this book, I was […]

Posted December 6, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books, Young Adult / 0 Comments
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Book Review : The Last Wish

Book Review : The Last Wish

Before you read this review, you should know that I loathe short stories. I prefer my stories on the   larger side, full of world building and character development, and complete with a conclusive ending or a second installment that will lead to a conclusive ending. As many short stories in a collection are, well, quite short and typically end without any further discussion of what happened in the previous short story, I don’t like them. […]

Posted November 8, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy / 0 Comments
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Book Review : The Wise Man’s Fear

Book Review : The Wise Man’s Fear

Personally, I liked the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicles better. It was tightly edited, started with a hugely tragic event that would shape young Kvothe’s journey into a legend and only heightened from there. In contrast, The Wise Man’s Fear spends too much time on events that seem either completely unnecessary or like they could be in an entirely different book or novella. As a result, the ending and much of Kvothe’s life at […]

Posted October 25, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books / 0 Comments
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Book Review : Calling on Dragons

Book Review : Calling on Dragons

I enjoyed this book much more than I enjoyed its predecessor, Searching for Dragons. In Calling on Dragons, Cimorene and Kazul are back on another adventure, but this time it was narrated by Morwen, the no-nonsense witch with more cats than hands and a house somehow cleaner than yours. I’ve always loved Morwen since her first introduction and was thrilled that she narrated this book, as the last was narrated by King Mendanbar, whom I […]

Posted October 10, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy / 0 Comments
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Book Review : Tower of Dawn

Book Review : Tower of Dawn

Spoilers are marked, but read at your own risk!    When it was announced in an earlier installment of Throne of Glass that Chaol and Nesryn were heading to the Southern Continent, I was disappointed. I always loved Chaol, and am still bummed that Aelin ended up with Rowan, and was annoyed that Chaol would not be involved in the exploits of the next book, Empire of Storms, just because he was injured and angry. […]

Posted September 12, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult / 0 Comments
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