Usually, when a new release is compared to Brandon Sanderson, John Gwynne, and Patrick Rothfuss, you’d expect it to be good, right? Or at least decent.
I was promised this: Uniting
the worldbuilding of a Brandon Sanderson with the storytelling verve of a
Patrick Rothfuss, debut author Jenn Lyons delivers an entirely new and
captivating fantasy epic. Prepare to meet the genre’s next star.
Instead, I got the worst book I’ve read in a long time. I have 10 pages of highlights from 60% of the book and most of them are BAD!, so let’s get started!
Continue reading “The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons | The First Disappointment of 2019”
No matter how many books I devour every year, it is incredible to see that there are still books out there that are able to amaze me with beautiful, emotional writing, magical settings, and touching events.
This was my first book by Robert Dinsdale and it definitely won’t be the last one! I am still battling with my inner self whether I should add this book to my 2018 favorites list or not. If I would have a “2018 most memorable reads” shelf, it would automatically earn its place there. Continue reading “The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale | The most magical story I’ve ever had a pleasure to read”
This year has started very strong. I already added two books to my Favourites 2018 shelf on GoodReads and hope that more and more books will continue to surprise me!
The first installment – «The Bear and the Nightingale» with gorgeous cover (both US and UK editions) was hands down one of the best books I read in 2017. I’ll even dare to say that it might be one of the best books I’ve ever read! So if you have not heard about it, or haven’t picked it up yet (for whatever reason) check my review here to find out all the good things about Katherine Arden’s writing. Continue reading “The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden | Lyrical writing and breathtaking events – Vasya’s free spirit will never be tamed!”
The beloved author of The Faithful and the Fallen series, John Gwynne, has just released the first book of his new series – A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone #1), on the 11th of January 2018, and if you have any Christmas gift cards left, make sure to purchase the book as soon as possible!
I haven’t read his first series but was lucky enough to receive the ARC of A Time of Dread from NetGalley and Pan Macmillan. Thank you for giving me this chance to finally familiarize myself with John Gwynne’s writing and completely fall in love with magical and dangerous world of the Banished Lands. Continue reading “A Time of Dread by John Gwynne”
Do you remember the best TV show of the end of 20th Century??? «Charmed» was the series that me and all of my friends watched back then! Whenever the new episode was on TV, we would interrupt our playtime and everyone would be off the streets to see the sisters battling demons.
We went as far as making our own Book of Shadows! I wish I’d have it with me to show to all of you! Basically, we made up our own demons, then found pictures from drawing books, magazines, newspapers that could be those demons and then made up our own verses that would kill them! It was a very elaborate process, I must say. Continue reading “The Ninth Circle, Book 1: Fire by C.A. Harland | Where Charmed meets Supernatural!”
Where do I even start?! I’ve written about «The Bear and the Nightingale» in so many posts by now! December Wrap Up, Top Reads of 2016. I commented on every post about this book, because I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Continue reading “One of the Best Debuts of This Year | The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden”