Posts Categorized: Reviews

Jul 31
Covens Rising: Episode 2 by Adina West

Covens Rising: Episode 2 by Adina West

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Having read The Awakening, I have a better appreciation for what's happening in this series now.

We left Kat at the end of Episode 1 hiding from the Big Bad Directorate in Paris, away from her Unalil protectors, and getting along with Dominic, who works for the Directorate. In this one episode she meets with Dominic's employer, and makes a few new friends. Meanwhile, Ben is gearing up to approach Yara about the secret they both share (also, I understand why she's so important now, her father is Very Important).

I didn't understand Kat's motivations in this episode. She met...

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Jul 29
The Awakening by Adina West

The Awakening by Adina West

Reviews 0 ★★★½

The Awakening is an enjoyable read, but honestly nothing like I’d expected it to be! It is, however, essential reading if you’re thinking of picking up Coven’s Rising, and I think fans of paranormal stories will like it.

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Jul 28
Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Reviews 1 ★★

Take Me On felt very samey – it felt like Crash Into You with mixed martial arts instead of drag racing. In fact, it didn’t really even feel like Crash Into You because I believed where Crash Into You was coming from and I found this whole book utterly unbelievable.

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Jul 24
Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Kalona’s Fall by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Reviews 4 ★½

P.C Cast and Kristin Cast have been writing full length novels since 2007 (I did a Goodreads search), so there is really no excuse for how poorly written this novella is. The dialogue is artificial, the storytelling confused, and the novella comes across as laboured.

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Jul 23
Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Reviews 6 ★★★★★

I know that many fans were a bit worried when he announced that he’s writing a YA novel set in a whole new world. I don’t know why they were worried – Abercrombie proves that he is a skilled and adaptable writer with Half a King.

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Jul 21
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I always approach the last book of any series with some caution. After all, this book will be how I remember the series for a long time to come. So I’m happy to say that Ruin and Rising is a fitting and brilliantly crafted conclusion to the Grisha trilogy, one that fans will be sighing over happily for years to come.

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Jul 11
Eight by James Phelan

Eight by James Phelan

Reviews 0 ★★★

Another quick read from James Phelan, Eight slips back into the formulaic writing of the earlier instalments of the series. Sam’s adventures are getting darker and the world is becoming more dangerous for Dreamers.

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