Shatter by Elizabeth C. Mock

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Shatter, a self-published young adult fantasy novel, starts off slow and never really gets going. The characters, plot, and world have plenty of potential, but a good restructuring and major editing overhaul would have done this book wonders. Faela Durante is on the run from her husband, the father of her infant son, Sammi. She’s racked with … Continue reading

Kushiel’s Avatar – favorite book in my favorite series

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So it’s been established that I LOVE the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. But which of the currently eight books is my favorite? Kushiel’s Avatar, the third book in the first trilogy, is dark, gritty, sexually charged…it’s a masterpiece of death and life and love. Phedre must travel to the darkest, most accursed land in her … Continue reading

Day 3 – Your Favorite Series

Kushiel's Legacy series

Day 3 on 30 days of books! My favorite series of all time is Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey. I read this book at the advice of a friend, who saw me reading one too many vampire novels. He challenged me to read something of his choosing, and guaranteed I would like it better than … Continue reading

30 Days of Books – Day1 – The Best Book you Read this Year

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I’ve read 19 books this year. Some good, some “eh.” A few have been awful, and a few have been amazing. My favoritese so far? Paranormalcy, Bayou Moon, Never Let Me Go, Vampire Academy, and Wither. But my absolute favorite, the one the keeps me up at night, worried about characters and plot twists and … Continue reading

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

The many writing problems in Christopher Paolini’s Brisingr distract from the interesting story and life-like characters. In comparison with the first two books of the Inheritance Cylce, the third one doesn’t seem as natural or fluid. The story begins with Eragon and Roran attempting to rescue Roran’s fiancée, Katrina, and her father, Sloan, from the … Continue reading

Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey‘s sends us on yet another fantastic journey with her latest book in the stunning Kushiel’s Legacy series. The beautiful descriptions, relatable characters, and her use of religion and mythology in magical ways will enchant all fantasy lovers. Follow Moirin mac Fainche of the Maghuin Dhonn as she travels from the heart of Ch’in … Continue reading

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey: the first book in the stunning Kushiel’s Legacy series

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey overflows with complex characters, a twisting plot, love, hate, joy and tragedy. It is an excellent book that will only leave readers wanting more. The narrator: Phèdre nó Delaunay, a trained spy, courtesan worthy of kings, a god-touched mortal and anguisette (one who feels intense pleasure in the place of … Continue reading

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