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Book Review: The Traveler by E.B. Dawson

Book Review: The Traveler by E.B. Dawson

At the beginning of this year I set a goal to read all of the Phoenix Fiction Writers’ books that I could get in paperback, by the end of the year. If I remember correctly that list was 25 books long, and so far I’ve read three off the list (as well as four PFW books that weren’t on my list, including a reread). I’m looking forward to significantly growing that number over the next few months, but for now I’m happy to focus on the lovely book that is The Traveler.

First off, I was immediately struck by how atmospheric Continue reading “Book Review: The Traveler by E.B. Dawson”

Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch

Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch

I was nervous about this book, going in. A friend of the author asked if I’d read and review it, which I was totally cool with because I love helping out fellow indie authors, but I wasn’t super impressed with the blurb or the cover when I checked out the Amazon page. (A note: I received a free copy to review.) However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this book.

Victory is told in two parts alongside each other. One is the story of an author Continue reading “Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch”

Book Review: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Book Review: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

I finished Mortal Engines three weeks ago, but between procrastination and sleep deprivation and more procrastination I didn’t get past the basic outline of this review. So. Today I’m gonna fix that. But, fair warning, this review might not be as orderly as most because I don’t remember details well and I forget books annoyingly fast.

Overall rating: 3 stars

So first off, I’d just like to ask WHY Continue reading “Book Review: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve”

Book Review: Shadowkeeper by Hope Ann

Book Review: Shadowkeeper by Hope Ann

Rating: 4 stars

Hope Ann’s latest novella is arriving today, and I was privileged to get to read it ahead of time. Shadowkeeper is inspired by the myth of Castor and Pollux and the story of Hades and Persephone, which is awesome in and of itself, but then you add in snarky, stubborn characters whose family means more to them than anything and it becomes even better.

The worldbuilding in this book is wonderful. It’s been good in the other two Hope Ann books I’ve read, too, but I think it most comes through and Continue reading “Book Review: Shadowkeeper by Hope Ann”

Book Review: The Raventree Society: Season One by J.E. Purrazzi

Book Review: The Raventree Society: Season One by J.E. Purrazzi

Official rating: 4.75 stars

“Actual” rating: 3 stars

Why the above discrepancy? This book was wonderfully done, but it wasn’t really for me. No, not because it’s horror and I almost never read horror. The problem was that I’m neither an emotional enough or a visual enough reader for this book.

The description in The Raventree Society was perfectly done Continue reading “Book Review: The Raventree Society: Season One by J.E. Purrazzi”