Review: Magic Bleeds [Kate Daniels #4] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / April 1, 2018

Review: Magic Bleeds, the fourth book of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, is pretty much as close as you can get to pure joy 😀 I gave it a few days before I started this review because I wanted to sound a bit more impartial but then I thought “Wait a minute, if anybody is reading this they want to know MY opinion not to read facts and summaries.” So here it is: This. Book. Is. Awesome! Deal with it!

The story starts with Kate who, as you remember, owes Curran a naked, home-cooked dinner. I know you all waited for that moment with your heart beating fast, wondering if Ilona Andrews we’ll decide to make it comical scene or a sexy one.

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: 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).

Review: The Dragon Reborn [Wheel of Time #3] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / February 2, 2018

Review: The third installment, The Dragon Reborn, from the series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, is possibly my favorite one so far. By now I am invested in the heroes and heroines, I have my favorites and the plot has entangled enough to keep me on my toes all the time. I don’t say the others were not as good or interesting but with the development of the story our involvement and interest is supposed to grow, is it not? Of course it is.

Review: The Great Hunt [Wheel of Time #2] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / January 29, 2018

Review: The Great Hunt is book two of the epic saga Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan in case you’ve failed to read the title of this post 😀 So you can expect more of the same – awesome adventures, magic and a whole lot of magical creatures, secrets, lies and darkfriends everywhere. Oh, and an invasion!

If you’re reading this then you’ve probably finished book one which means you’re awesome and I like you 😀 If you have not yet read it you may be excused to go and do it now. Also, this review will probably contain a few spoilers for book one so unless you’re one of those weirdos who don’t mind spoilers, read at your own risk.

Review: The Eye of the World [Wheel of Time #1 ] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / January 26, 2018

Review: The Wheel of Time is an epic fantasy series by Robert Jordan which basically sets the base for all future fantasy stories to come. Along with Tolkien, those two men are like ‘the founding fathers’ of fantasy genre and with a good reason.

The Eye of the World is the first book of fourteen (I know, I know, that’s a lot) and every one of those books can be used as a weapon and I don’t just mean that the language and writing style are solid. They are around 800+ pages long each (unless you’ve got the new edition where this book is separated in two). But that’s okay, we’re talking about major epic fantasy saga here. They are supposed to be long.

Review: Death Bringer [Skulduggery Pleasant #6] 5/5 (1)
Adventure , All , Children Literature , Fantasy / January 19, 2018

Review: Death Bringer is the sixth book of the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, and if you ask me (wait for it) the best book so far! You didn’t see that coming, did you? OK, maybe you probably did because I said this for every previous book but… it’s true, I swear! I can’t decide if I am just getting more immersed and invested in the world and that’s why I like it or it’s just getting better and better. Wait, I’ve decided – it does get better and you’ll see that for yourself.