Review: Wizard’s First Rule [The Sword of Truth #1] 4/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / March 30, 2018

Review: So in a spring of the moment I changed my mind (again!) and decided to put aside the Wheel of Time in favor of The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. It just felt right and here I am, done with the first book – Wizard’s First Rule.

I read a few books of the series maybe a decade ago but I never finished them all so I think it is high time I did that.

I remember I was super in love with them and found them mesmerizing and amazing. The bestest, as Rachel would say (if you have read the book you’ll know who Rachel is 😀 )

Review: Magic Strikes [Kate Daniels #3] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / March 29, 2018

Review: If I put as much passion into work as I put into reading… well, I might start going places 😀 I need to find a job reading books and getting paid for it…

Anyway, I finished with Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews, third book of the series about Kate Daniels, about 8 am this morning. Yes, I did read all night. Sue me. Now I’m so hooked that I may do something stupid like stay up all night before a work day. I haven’t felt so pumped up since the last Skulduggery Pleasant book but the latter lacked something Kate Daniels’ books are full of – romance, sexual tension and heavy dose of heavy language. Everything else is there – the humor, the fighting, the mystery, the monsters and of course the bad-ass characters.

Review: Magic Burns [Kate Daniels #2] 4/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / March 27, 2018

Review: I can’t say I am surprised that I finished the second book about Kate Daniels in a single week. Ilona Andrew‘s series is one heck of a page-turner and it simply doesn’t let you sit around, ignoring it. Magic Burns is the second book and what any one of you would need to get hooked up on the series (if the first book didn’t seal the deal already).

In the center of the story is our beloved, foul-mouthed, quick-thinking Kate Daniels, a merc with a dark secret and soft spots for orphans. In this installment Kate has her hands full – she is hired by the Pack to retrieve stolen maps (three times!), Red (a street kid who helped her with Derek in the previous book) decides to collect on the favor she owes him and asks her to look after Julie (his thirteen-year-old girlfriend); on top of all the world is about to experience a flare – an occurrence that happens every sever years where the magic energy grows exponentially and becomes highly unstable – causing unexpected problems all around.

Review: Magic Bites [Kate Daniels #1] 4/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / March 23, 2018

Review: Magic Bites by the duo Ilona Andrews is a book long overdue in my reading list. First one from the series about Kate Daniels, it is supposed to be interesting, action-packed and make me fall in love with and/or want to be Kate. Or at least that’s what Asya’s Adventures ORL keeps telling me.

I started reading Magic Bites in my short break from ‘The Sword of Truth: Stone of Tears’ and I didn’t realize when I finished it in a single breath (okay, maybe two). Rather short but full with events and action, it is easy to read and so entertaining every time I look at the page count I am 30+ pages in.

Review: Dead Man’s Folly 4/5 (1)
All , Mystery / March 9, 2018

Review: Dead Man’s Folly is one of the numerous book written by the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie. Recently I got my hands on an enormous collection of Christie’s books and I’ve decided to give them a go. I mean, I’ve often been told by friends and teachers that she is the best in this genre and that her mysteries remain mysteries until the very end. After reading this book I am inclined to believe them.

Review: The Picture of Dorian Grey 3/5 (1)
All , Classics , Fantasy / March 2, 2018

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel of the infamous author Oscar Wilde, and one that I find strangely controversial. I rarely read classics (like everybody else, don’t lie) but I was really looking forward to this one. It was mainly due to movies I’ve watched some time ago – the adaptation on ‘Dorian Gray‘ from 2009 and the TV Series – Penny Dreadful. And unfortunately I have to say that I was more interested in the movie adaptations than the book (and that says a lot).