Review: After the big disappointment that was Dark Lover, the first of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I think J. R. Ward is growing on me. Very slowly. Dark Lover was basically plotless (if you don’t count getting into a woman’s pants a plot), exaggerated and cringy. Lover Eternal is still all of those things but, like, on a smaller, more bearable scale....

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Review: Dark Lover by J. R. Ward is the first book of the Black Brotherhood series and it is a okey book if you compare it to other in its genre. It has passion, it has danger and Ward is trying to do something different with the whole vampire thrope which is awesome. But reading Dark Lover after reading Queen of Fire by Ryan was like eating plain green salad after eating delicious, juicy stake with barbeque sause and mouth-watering seasoning. ...

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Review: When I started the first book of the Raven’s Shadow series by Anthony Ryan, Blood Song, I wasn’t sure where all of this was going and if I wanted to be on that journey. The style was good, the story was interesting but there was too much focus on fighting, fighting and fighting. For sure, a fantasy story without a war or fighting is sacrilege but Ryan took it to another level....

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Review: It has been some time since a book made me stay up till the early hours of the night. And on top of that I’m already sleep deprived, being a new mom and all, so using my sleep time for reading this book is the biggest compliment I could give it. The second book of the series by Anthony Ryan, Tower Lord, was everything you could hope for in a fantasy series. It had massive worldbuilding, epic battles, magic, betrayals, bad guys yo...

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Review: Blood Song is Anthony Ryan's first book of the fantasy series Raven's Shadow (and in general). It follows the story of Vaelin Al Sorna, a boy with a destiny bigger than anyone can imagine. I was rather sceptical about that part, it has been done too many times (I'm guilty of that too, I'm afraid) but I read on nonetheless. Vaelin is the son of the Battle Lord of King Janus, the monarch ruling the kingdom he lives in....

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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....

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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 ...

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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 styl...

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Review: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is one of my favorite series of all time. Truth be told, it is not everybody’s cup of tea and I have found that many grow bored with the massive world-building, numerous story lines and more characters than you can remember. But not me. I love that shit. I love the world, the tiny details that make everything come to live and the care with which the author builds every character. A fun fact is that ...

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Review: Every time I write a review on a book that is considered ‘classic’ or the sort I’m afraid I am missing something or that, I don’t know, I’m not smart enough to understand the underlying message of the story. Or maybe, just maybe, the fact that some books are considered outstanding in their themes, characters or plots doesn’t make them any less boring to death....

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Review: The Faceless Ones [Skulduggery Pleasant Series #3] 5/5 (2)
Adventure , All , Children Literature , Fantasy / January 8, 2018

Review: The Faceless Ones is the third book of the famous series Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy and the beginning of the darker, more serious themes of the stories. It still retains its humor and witty conversations(in less quantities, unfortunately) but it is painfully obvious that Stephanie has grown and with that, the point of view changes. Valkyrie is already fourteen(I think? I am on the next book so the age is kind of f...

Review: Playing with Fire [Skulduggery Pleasant Series #2] 5/5 (3)
Adventure , All , Children Literature , Fantasy / January 5, 2018

Review: Playing with Fire is the second book of the famous series Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Much like the first one it is full of mad adventures, remarkable humor and another villain, Baron Vengeous, who is out to destroy the world and bring back the Faceless ones. I had read the first book some time ago and when I sat to write its review recently I remembered how much I actually enjoyed it so I decided ‘Heck, high time to ...

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

Review: Skulduggery Pleasant (now carrying the name ‘The Sceptre of Ancients’) by Derek Landy was the beginning of one amazing, intelligent and extremely funny saga that I can’t wait to finish. I don’t even know why I am still prejudiced towards stories in the ‘children literature’ genre when some of my favorite books like Harry Potter and The Lie Tree started there. If I have to be perfectly honest I would have n...

Review: The Kill Order [The Maze Runner Series Prequel #1] 3/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 31, 2017

Review: The Kill Order is the fourth book of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and the events inside take place thirteen years before the beginning of Book 1. It follows a group of people have that are trying to survive in a world ravaged by solar flares, tsunamis and whatnot which turned the everything we know in an unfavorable place at the expense of millions of lives. In this group are Mark and Trina, childhood neighbors ...

Review: The Death Cure [The Maze Runner Series #3] 4/5 (2)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 28, 2017

Review: The Death Cure is the third and final book of the James Dasher‘s series The Maze Runner. Unfortunately, I cannot say it was the best one. While it did maintain the quick pace and action-packed chapters there were a few things that kind of broke my heart. But we’ll get to that in a bit. The Death Cure plot starts with Thomas who had been kept in isolation and finally released by the ‘Rat man’ – Assistant Director ...

Review: The Scorch Trials [The Maze Runner Series #2] 5/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 24, 2017

Review: The Scorch Trials is the second book from ‘The Maze Runner‘ series by James Dashner and if you ask me, the most intense one. If you’re reading this then I am assuming you’ve read The Maze Runner already and you’re hungry for more. If that is not the case then be ashamed, go back in the corner with your book and start reading!...

Review: The Maze Runner [The Maze Runner Series #1] 5/5 (2)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 21, 2017

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner is hands down one of the best and most thrilling books (and series) I’ve ever read. Filled with action, increasing tension and an amazing world building I was so immersed in Dashner’s universe that I could have just as well been part of it. Dashner’s style and particularly his inclination for face-paced action and impossible cliffhangers at the end of almost every chapter truly made...

Review: The Lie Tree 5/5 (1)
All , Children Literature , Fantasy , Mystery / December 14, 2017

Review: I stumbled upon The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge in a second-hand book store while browsing for an undervalued books to add to my never-ending home library(most books there are still waiting to be read, if you must know but that’s another story). What grabbed my attention was the weird cover and the mystery-infused summary. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. When I first opened the book I was on the defense since...

Review: The Mist 3/5 (2)
All , Horror , Thriller / December 7, 2017

Review: For those who don’t know, The Mist is a horror novella by the king of horror stories as they call him, Stephen King. Okay, maybe they don’t actually call him that but we have to admit that when we think of horror books the first name that comes to mind along with Lovecraft, Shelly and other personal favorites is Stephen King. The Mist is a story about a man, David Drayton, whose life turns into a living nightmare, hi...