I loved this book. I loved almost everything about it. Mæve is an interesting character, and rooting for her is so easy because she’s fierce and courageous, but also kind, intelligent and humble. She’s given a task early in the novel, and no matter how dire things are, she does everything in her power to reach her goals.
Hey, people! Yes, I'm talking to you. Wanna hear a shameful confession from yours truly? While I love the more contemporary Urban Fantasy because I enjoy seeing the repercussions of magic and monsters in the real world, High Fantasy doesn't have the same lure to me. Until a month ago, The Inheritance Cycle and A … Continue reading Panthera – Andreas Boesch
I've been gifted an ARC of Not Meant for Each Other by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Let me show you cover and blurb before I explain why I loved this book. Sometimes, there is no happily ever after. In this anthology, talented writers craft 10 diverse tales of heartbreak and failed … Continue reading Not Meant for Each Other
Remember my adversion to multiple POVs and third person? Forget everything I've said so far and repeat this with me: THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. Entertaining, compelling characters? Check. Surreal setting? Check. Interesting plot? Check, again. I'm gonna have a really hard time writing something coherent enough about this novel because it is perfect. I'm talking about Dead Heads, by R Young, and here's my review.
Just like the cover, TTN is evocative and vivid. The characters are well thought out, each of them with a different voice. That’s quite a feat, even more so because the cast is pretty big. Well done, Evan
When I was 5, I had my little address book where I'd written down all the people I needed to call in case of emergency. A couple of years later, I had to cook and shop for groceries on my own. At 10, I was obsessed with translating into Italian all the Latin sentences in The Name of the Rose, and I enjoyed doing my best friend's trigonometry homework. If I try to recall memories of me as a teen, I don't think I ever acted like one. I've never been able to be my own age back then, but I sure did love kids and teen literature. Even now that I'm a grownup --sort of--, I still have a soft spot for this kind of stories, so when John Peragine asked me to read Max and the Spice Thieves, I was more than happy to accept.
Adeline LaRue is born in a small village in France at the end of the seventeenth century, where she grows up feeling that she's meant for more than living dying and being buried in the same place. She wants to be free, to be her own person, so when her family starts talking about marriage she is scared, and starts praying to the old gods. She is warned: no matter how desperate or dire, she must never pray to the gods that answer after dark. And yet she does, and this is how her real story begins.