Book Review

Echoes in the Dark

This final installment in the Summoning series doesn’t disappoint.It’s narrative path is…unusual. There are twists and turns that you don’t see coming, and others that have been foreshadowed since the beginning and throughout the other books. There’s action and suspense and also long weeks of boredom for the characters—definitely lull before the storm type pauses.We… Continue reading Echoes in the Dark

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Keepers of the Flame

I really enjoyed this fourth book in the Summoning series. It’s my favorite of the five, and mostly for the interesting split to the narrative as we follow twin female protagonists as they are summoned into the fantasy world of Lladrana.Bri and Elizabeth are pretty cute, in their relationship with each other, the ways they… Continue reading Keepers of the Flame

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Protector of the Flight

Book one featured a warrior archetype as the female lead, book two the academic. Book three of the Summoning series has a caregiver with a tender heart and a fiercely protective drive. Calli resonates with me less than Alexa, but more than Marian. She also has the awesome quality of being paired with and cherished… Continue reading Protector of the Flight

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Sorceress of Faith

This second book in the Summoning series is probably my least favorite of the set. Which isn’t to say it is not an enjoyable book on its own merits. Marion is an interesting protagonist, and you’d think with her New Age leanings, I would feel the most drawn to her out of all the leads… Continue reading Sorceress of Faith

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Guardian of Honor

Romance reads are a guilty pleasure for me, except I don’t feel that guilty about it anymore. I love the expectations that come with the genre, and I love seeing how writers subvert or meet those expectations. It’s not my first love, when it comes to writing and reading—but a well-crafted romance can drop me… Continue reading Guardian of Honor

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Warcross

When I describe this book to people, Ready Player One usually comes up as a comp title. Protagonist finds herself in a virtual reality tournament. Except that’s the thing—Warcross is *better* than Ready Player One. It appeals to me a lot more, which probably has a lot to do with my personal tastes. I feel… Continue reading Warcross

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La Belle Sauvage

I would love this book even if it was terrible--I'm a little biased when it comes to my favorite author. Okay, a LOT biased. I seriously question my friendships with people who haven't read Pullman, or don't like what they have read. His writing is just so damn good.I thought this book was wonderful, though.… Continue reading La Belle Sauvage

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Six of Crows

It’s rare that I enjoy a book with an ensemble cast. It usually feels too disjointed, too scattered. I was hooked on the story, however, and it was so easy to read that I was already halfway through before I realized that I cared about ALL the characters way more than I expected to. Watching… Continue reading Six of Crows

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Bitterblue

Bitterblue is such an awesome character. She is thoughtful and intelligent and struggling *so hard* to run a kingdom that suffered so much. She has to find a way to take responsibility and step into her leadership role, supporting the people close to her, finding sense and meaning from decades of trauma and heinous acts.The… Continue reading Bitterblue