Category: Favorite Books

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 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: Dealing with Dragons

Book Review: Dealing with Dragons

I simply cannot say enough positive things about this book. As one of my favorite series growing up, this book shaped my love of dragons, strong heroines, and fantasy. And reading it as an adult is still just as fun as it was when I was a kid, with its wry sense of humor, which constantly makes me laugh out loud, and interesting characters that break out of the typical fantasy mold. No one challenges […]

Posted August 22, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books / 0 Comments
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Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last

Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last

I cannot say enough good things about this book! It has everything I LOVE—great character development, humor, supernatural/fantasy elements, hints of romance, and of course—dragons!! In fact, my only problem with this fun ride of a book is that I didn’t write it! Julius is a dragon of a large and infamous clan named the Heartstrikers. But unlike his fearsome brother and sisters, he doesn’t see people as tools to be acquired and discarded, he […]

Posted September 12, 2015 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books / 0 Comments
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Review: The Way of Kings

Review: The Way of Kings

When I picked up my copy of Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy “Way of Kings” I was excited, but mildly skeptical. I expected an enjoyable read, but nothing too mind-blowing. Then I opened the book. An assassin stormed down the hallways of a palace with orders to murder the king in the most noticeable way possible. With a rare and legendary sword called a Shardblade in his hand, the assassin—cutting through both walls and men alike—made […]

Posted July 17, 2015 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books / 0 Comments
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