Book Review – A Promise of Fire

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1)A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Everyone, welcome to this session of “How Many Tropes Can We Fit Into One Book?”

You will notice that your usual host has been rendered speechless by the absurd level of trope stuffing in this book, so I’ve taken over for today.

Now, for all of you that wanted a copy of Kate Daniels without the badass Kate and the hotness of Curran, but with some teenage drama thrown in, you’ve come to the right place.
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Shallow Reader Post – Way of the Weird

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College and deadlines have given me a neck that a wrench couldn’t fix. Sigh. The only person who seems to be suffering more is Doctor Strange in this new run:

I also tend to get annoyed when they don’t complete a story arc in one volume and this ends on a major cliff-hanger. I mean, it wasn’t that bad, but honestly the story had barely gotten started.

On the bright side, I sincerely loved the idea of magic having a price for its use and the whole secret Himalayan sect thing.

He isn’t doing too badly at the box office, though. Read the full review here.

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Book Review – The Prophecy Con

The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic, #2)The Prophecy Con by Patrick Weekes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ASDGFHJKL. I have no words for the absolute delight that is this book.

There is a lot that is good about the Prophecy Con. And – this is going to sound tangential, but bear with me – it reminds of the new Barbie doll line in the way it finally, finally, embraces diversity of all kinds. So I thought I’d review it like the launch of a new doll line. Continue reading

Book Review -A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do you remember how I was thoroughly annoyed with the first book in this series? You’re not the only one shocked by this rating, I assure you.

I had this long debate with myself about how high to rate ACoMAF. I still am debating it, and there’s no telling, I might change my mind in the future. This is sort of how it goes:


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Book Review – Alice

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)Alice by Christina Henry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to read a good horror book. The problem with me is that I never really get into horror enough to feel delicious chills down my spine, usually for one of three reasons:

1. It’s too predictable and/or boringly written, thereby removing any potential fear,
2. The characters are not compelling enough for me to be horrified by the possibility of their deaths;
3. I am a heartless human being and don’t give a damn in general.
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