Review: Alice by Christina Henry

Review: Alice by Christina Henry

“‘I wish I were a Magician,’ she thought. ‘I’d find […]

Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

“‘It’s not what you think,’ the horsefly said.” A few […]

Review: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Review: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Hello there! I come to you today as one of […]

Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

There’s sabotage, scheming, and various twists enough for the bloodthirstiest and most action-hungry, and things end in a satisfying enough way to leave the future open to plenty of possibility without being too open-ended. None of it is truly new or unique (in comparison to the setting, anyway), with plenty of reliance on those familiar rehashings of the dangers of overconfidence, the importance of friends, and so on. But all of it (generally speaking) has been done before, right?

Blog Tour: A Darker Shade of Magic + Giveaway

Blog Tour: A Darker Shade of Magic + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to White London and the A Darker […]

Review: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

Review: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

It is doubtful that one will truly like every piece found here, but so too is it unlikely that one will dislike them all. The important thing to note is that the highs and lows are evenly spread throughout and for the most part mild in their permutations, and should consequently ensure an engaging reading experience from beginning to end.

Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

“11/22/63” is not a horror story, nor a science-fiction one. It is not a thriller, nor a romance. It is a great many things, and something worth the time of King fans and general fiction readers alike.

Review: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Review: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

“A Dance with Dragons” is not perfect, but it is an excellent sequel nonetheless. It may be overlong. It may be overwritten. I simply cannot bring myself to care.

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Though it ends with a (fairly ridiculous) cliffhanger, “The Magicians” isn’t near captivating enough to make it a story worth rereading or immediately following up on.

Review: Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Review: Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Whaaaaaat did I just read? What was that? You guys, […]

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

It is a sweet yet hard-edged tale, easy to pick up and easy to finish, and the lack of commitment makes “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” a book that every reader can pick up.

Blog Tour: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Review + Giveaway)

Blog Tour: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Review + Giveaway)

Steph reviews the most hyped book of 2013, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Read on to find out if she thought it measured up!

Review: A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Review: A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Nonetheless, it’s clear that Martin’s less-than-best still proves for entertaining and emotionally tumultuous reading, and stands as another worthy installment in one of literature’s most complex epics.

Review: A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

Review: A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

“A Storm of Swords” is huge, heartbreaking, and nothing if not intense. Be prepared for tragedy, and a lot of it.

Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

“The Snow Child” is simply one of those books that really cannot be adequately captured in words that come from someone other than the author, I think, and any attempt to do so too extensively will kill the magic that is imbued within it.

Review: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Review: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

This is a piece of literature that, like its predecessor, requires a great deal of time and effort from its reader. Also like its predecessor, thankfully, it’s well worth the investment.

Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Somehow, Martin manages to take all of these pieces and make a cohesive whole. It all ties together wonderfully, and I’m at a loss as to how he manages to do it so well. Naturally, there are a lot of loose ends left after things draw to a close, yet it stands as a compliment to Martin’s storytelling ability that I wanted to pick up the sequel the moment that I finished the first installment.