Category: Reviews

Review of Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse)

Review of Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse)

This book was non-stop action that is a ton better than the previous books. The stakes are so much higher, and it really sets things up well for the ninth book. The whole Lanconian plot really advances forward and we’re back dealing with the Expanse and it’s mysteries.

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Review of The Fall of Terradox

Review of The Fall of Terradox

This book very much continues in the same vein as the original book. It is action-based with some well-developed, but static characters who have to save Terradox from destruction. It really is similar to the first book in every way. There is a bit too-much profanity for me, and the… Read more »

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Review of Wishes and Wellingtons

Review of Wishes and Wellingtons

This is a book set in 1800’s England about a girl in a boarding school who discovers a magical genie. It was very entertaining and the historical setting made things a bit different and fresh. However, the main character Maeve was a bit unlikeable, full of questionable decisions (to be… Read more »

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Review of Sovereign

Review of Sovereign

This is a book about a boy who crash lands on an alien planet and must try to survive while waiting for his parents to rescue him. Overall, I found the book fairly boring with little plot and a convoluted premise (i.e. why his parents would put him on an… Read more »

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Review of Stardust

Review of Stardust

This was a quite enjoyable fairytale about a man who goes into the land of Fairy searching for a fallen star to bring back to the woman he loves. It had a somewhat slow start, but after that I felt pretty engrossed in the book the entire time. The story… Read more »

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Review of Prism Cloud

Review of Prism Cloud

I have mixed feelings on this book. It does a fine job of continuing the story, upping the stakes and action, and further developing the main characters. Sera really comes into her own and does fantastic. There are some great revelations about Lady Corinne and what her intentions are. Several… Read more »

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Review of The Forsaken Throne

Review of The Forsaken Throne

Overall I really liked the Kingfountain Series and this book was mostly a fitting conclusion, except for some key parts in the end that I really disagreed with. One main character was killed off rather unjustly at the end, and one character was forced to make a long-term sacrifice and… Read more »

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Review of The Maid’s War

Review of The Maid’s War

This was a nice prequel about the Maid of Donremy. It had a bit of a rough start by introducing a lot of characters who I neither knew nor cared about. However, once I got into the book, I found the two main characters (Alan and Jenette) to be pretty… Read more »

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Review of Resolution of the Marked

Review of Resolution of the Marked

This fourth and final book of the Marked series is amazing, and really a step up from the prior book. The action is pretty intense, the characters are strong and varied, and Qaede deepens his evil and depravity. I never really felt myself get bored and I was always wondering… Read more »

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Review of The Woodcutter

Review of The Woodcutter

This book is about The Woodcutter, a being whose job is to watch over the woods and keep the peace between fae and mortals. The book borrowed a lot of material from various fairy tales (Snow White, Red Riding Hood, etc.). The Woodcutter himself was a very noble character and… Read more »

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Review of Iron Garland (Harbinger)

Review of Iron Garland (Harbinger)

This series continues to amaze, and the third installment is no exception. There is plenty of action, more unraveling of mysteries, and a great look at the world of King Fountain. In addition, the true enemy of the empire is revealed, and Sera finally gains her freedom. I really liked… Read more »

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Review of Storm Glass

Review of Storm Glass

This is another entertaining and satisfying series by Jeff Wheeler. It follows two young girls in difficult circumstances (one from the streets, one from royalty) destined to be great people, in a magical world (the same one as Muirwood in fact). The main characters are both interesting and well-developed. Cettie… Read more »

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Review of Zero G

This is very much a children’s book so while it has an interesting concept, the execution is very simplistic. All of the characters are rather shallow and undeveloped. It is entertaining, but probably more so for younger listeners. The author did take a pretty accurate view of most of the… Read more »

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Review of Mage Against the Machine

Review of Mage Against the Machine

This was a really novel concept and plot that I thoroughly enjoyed. Part science fiction/dystopia, and part fantasy. The two main characters are in different worlds but ultimately those collide. The world building was really great, several of the characters were well developed and strong, and the plot never really… Read more »

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Review of Terradox Audiobook

Review of Terradox Audiobook

This story had a somewhat unique premise and it did well explaining it. I enjoyed finding out more about the planet they landed on and why it was there. The main characters were fairly well developed (Holly, Viola, and Grav), and there were a few minor twists I didn’t initially… Read more »

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Review of Mirage Audiobook

Review of Mirage Audiobook

This is quite an interesting book about a young girl, kidnapped from her home, and forced to be a body double for the princess of an occupying alien race. I found the story to be great and I really enjoyed it a lot. However, it’s not quite up to the… Read more »

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Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed

Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed

This story had a lot of action and the premise was a bit interesting with “the pulse” and the various races. However, it didn’t seem to have that page-turner quality but was rather just middle of the road. The characters aren’t terribly deep and it mostly just turns into the… Read more »

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Review of Archenemies

Review of Archenemies

I really enjoyed Renegades, so I was excited to listen to the sequel, Archenemies. There were a few slow parts, but for the most part, the action was non-stop. Nova continued to straddle the line between the two sides and her constant flip-flopping keeps the reader guessing. However, it is… Read more »

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Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Yet another great book in the Brotherband series, with plenty of action, creative solutions, and character interaction. The only drawback is this: Someone from Stig’s past returns, but this character doesn’t have a whole lot of depth, and the potential in this twist is mostly wasted. The short story at… Read more »

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Review of Walk Through Fire

Review of Walk Through Fire

This is a story about Shea, a girl barely living in a post-apocalyptic world. One day, when she is almost a captured, a girl appears to her and tells her she has a mission from God and sends her to a cult compound which she must destroy. I found the… Read more »

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