Book Review

The Thousandth Floor

Man, that opening. What a hook. I thought it was going to be cliche. I thought I was going to have this shining example to hold up to say “Never try to hook your reader with this sort of thing…” And then I read this WHOLE BOOK trying to figure out that hook, because it… Continue reading The Thousandth Floor

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Book Review

A Torch Against the Night

Second books in a trilogy are sometimes lackluster. NOT SO WITH THIS BOOK. It doesn’t feel like a bridge between books one and three at all. This feels like an action-packed amazing continuation and escalation of the original story. Elias and Laia and Helene—they are such beautifully-wrought characters. I can’t get enough of Elias and… Continue reading A Torch Against the Night

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An Ember in the Ashes

OMG this book is frickin good. Wow. I LOVED it. I’d heard a lot of good things, so I was excited about reading it, and I am SO GLAD I finally did. Laia is the daughter of the leaders of the Resistance, put in a difficult position, fighting her personal demons even as she tries… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes

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A Storm of Swords

I was determined to read A Storm of Swords before I moved farther than season two in the show. Everyone was saying it was the best book in the series so far, and I wanted to read it before I watched it. I also, miraculously, avoided anyone spoiling the Red Wedding for me. So it… Continue reading A Storm of Swords

Book Review

The Kiss of Deception

I really enjoyed the style of writing in Morrighan, so I was excited to read this novel, which happens generations later in the same changed world. I feel like I could understand the geography and different groups of people better having read the novella first. I’m not going to lie—the plot is a little too… Continue reading The Kiss of Deception