Tag: Fantasy

The Obligatory Strong Heroine Post by Rosamund Hodge, Author of Crimson Bound

The Obligatory Strong Heroine Post by Rosamund Hodge, Author of Crimson Bound

What exactly is a Strong Female Character? Today Rosamund Hodge stops by with The Obligatory Strong Heroine Post as part of the Crimson Bound blog tour. Check out her thoughts and enter to win a copy!

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey

Listen up, Fantasy nerds. I’m going to give you six very good reasons why you should make The Girl at Midnight a priority on your TBR list.

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?

The Last List Blog Hop: Valiant Q&A + Giveaway

The Last List Blog Hop: Valiant Q&A + Giveaway

Welcome to the Last List Blog Hop where we are celebrating The Last List authors. Egmont recently closed its doors. But the community has banded together beautifully to support the authors. Today, Cuddlebuggery is hosting author Sarah McGuire for her Middle Grade fantasy, Valiant.

Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Snow Like Ashes ended up not being a Steph book.

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: Jackaby by William Ritter

Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

A very solid start to a hopefully amazing series.

Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

The next time someone tries to dismiss middle grade, when […]

Review: The Imaginary by A. F. Harrold and Emily Gravett

Review: The Imaginary by A. F. Harrold and Emily Gravett

The Imaginary is a celebration of friendship that defies all […]

Review: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

Review: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

But there comes a point where the commonplace becomes flat. It doesn’t excite. It is not “bad” or of poor quality, but rather creates a wall between the object and its audience, able to be appreciated for its theoretical strengths but not its emotional punch.

Blog Tour: Inked by Eric Smith + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Inked by Eric Smith + Giveaway

Today we have the awesomely awesome Eric Smith, author of […]

Blog Tour: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff + Giveaway

    In theory I’m supposed to review Endsinger but […]

Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Meg feels there is promise for this new series, but remains unimpressed with Exquisite Captive.

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

“A book so quirky and magical that you’ll immediately fall in love with it.” – Kat Kennedy

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

My problem with the Raven Cycle quartet is that it’s […]

Review: Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann

Review: Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann

Steph Sinclair review Poisoned Apples by Christina Heppermann and says this one will leave marks.

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Its unique storytelling approach and narrative structure is interesting, but “Afterworlds” does not do enough with its eccentricities to make it truly memorable. There is a good story here, but it’s largely buried beneath another, less enjoyable one.

Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

It may not be the most satisfying (or complete) of stories, but its potential is clear, and worth trying given the ease with which it can be read. I only hope that the next installment proves a bit meatier.

Early Cuddles: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Early Cuddles: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Paola gives you a few reasons why you should definitely mark your calendars for Heir of Fire.

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski + Giveaway

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski + Giveaway

Steph finally reviews The Winner’s Curse and gives you five reasons to check out the audio version.

To All the Books I Forgot to Review (2): Audiobooks Edition + Giveaway

To All the Books I Forgot to Review (2): Audiobooks Edition + Giveaway

Since I’ve started my little project of Reading Whatever I […]

Review: The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

Review: The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

“Is it an entertaining read? Yes. Can you live without it? Most likely.” Kiona rants about POVs in her review The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz.

Ink for the Young Adult Book Lover in You

Ink for the Young Adult Book Lover in You

Kat Kennedy talks about getting inked with a young adult theme in mind. Want some inspiration for a themed tattoo? Let’s help to share and inspire each other.

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

So, though I picked this poor novel apart, I applaud Taylor for ending it all as she did. It works. It works well. She made some interesting (some may say poor, some may not) decisions, yes, but she was kind enough to bid adieu in a manner that was both expected and unexpected, bright and dark, perfect and problematic.

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green + Giveaway

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green + Giveaway

Steph reviews Half Bad by Sally Green and is amazed at how brutal is was. Read on and enter to win a finished copy!