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The Betrayals by Bridget Collins – Book Review

"Tonight the moonlight makes the floor of the Great Hall into a game board."First line in The Betrayals by Bridget Collins Author: Bridget Collins Published: November 12th, 2020 Genre: Literary Something (?) My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elite school, alternate reality, dark academia Synopsis: If everything in your life was based on a lieWould you risk… Continue reading The Betrayals by Bridget Collins – Book Review

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Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb: Spoiler Review

"Why is it forbidden to write down specific knowledge of the magics?"First line in Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1996 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ I'll start off spoiler-free by saying that this sequel didn't manage to live up to its predecessor for me. It was still amazing, though. All… Continue reading Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb: Spoiler Review

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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Review (With and Without Spoilers)

"A history of the Six Duchies is of necessity a history of its ruling family, the Farseers."First line in Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: May 1995 Genre: Fantasy Series: Farseer Trilogy, book one My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Orphan, court politics, the ultimate animal companion trope Synopsis: Young Fitz is the bastard… Continue reading Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Review (With and Without Spoilers)

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Why You Should Read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (Series Review)

"The Home Office telegraphy department always smelled of tea."First line in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley I'm here to tell you why you need to read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street series by Natasha Pulley because those books have recently blown me away with their awesomeness. However, I'm willing to admit that… Continue reading Why You Should Read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (Series Review)

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Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

"The Golem's life began in the hold of a steamship."First line in The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Author: Helene Wecker Published: April 1st 2013 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ Buzzwords: Multi-cultural New York, opposites attract, multiple POVs Synopsis: Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by… Continue reading Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

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The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley – Book Review

Although I hadn't been shot at for years, it took me a long time to understand that the bang wasn't artillery.First line in The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley Author: Natasha Pulley Published: July 13th 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical Realism My rating: ★★★★ Buzzwords: Peru, disabled MC, friendship, culture clash Synopsis: In 1859, ex-East India… Continue reading The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley – Book Review

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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson – Spoiler Chat and Favorite Quotes

"Eshonai had always told her sister that she was certain something wonderful lay over the next hill."First line in Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson Author: Brandon Sanderson Published: November 17th 2017 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Stormlight Archive #3 My rating: ★★★★ I went into this book with the expectation that I wasn't going to like as… Continue reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson – Spoiler Chat and Favorite Quotes

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Book Review: The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

"Coriolanus releashed the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again."First line in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Author: Suzanne Collins Published: May 19th 2020 Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopia Series: The Hunger Games #0 My rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: It… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Chainbreaker by Tara Sim

"The clock counted every painful second with ticks as thunderous and regular as a heartbeat."First line in Chainbreaker by Tara Sim Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) Author: Tara Sim Published: January 2nd 2018 Genre: YA Fantasy My rating: ★★★★★ *This review contains SPOILERS for the first book in the series, Timekeeper (link will take you to my… Continue reading Book Review: Chainbreaker by Tara Sim