The Poppy War is a very strong beginning to a fantasy series. The main character and the cast of characters are fantastically realised. The world is a breath of fresh air in the genre, and the magic system is intriguing, but perhaps not totally original. If you like grimdark, then pick up this book.
The world gets SO much bigger and we meet new characters (some a little recognisable), new cities, and new… places. I can’t get into spoilers here, but I have to emphasise that I did love this book
I won’t lie: I began reading this book because I felt like I had to. It’s a book everyone talks about, and many who do have never read it. I’ll get around to the film soon too. Because of this, I never thought I would actually like it this much…
I don’t need to explain the title. We’re all talking about it. We’re all thinking about it. Let’s move on. (But I hope everyone is well!) So, I spent the last two months reading non-fiction. It was great to get my teeth into those kinds of books, but I miss fantasy! I’ve read enough complete
I had a busy Christmas period so this review is a little late. I watched the film yesterday so I’ve had a little while to mull over what I saw – here are some thoughts. Firstly, The Rise of Skywalker isn’t terrible. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I enjoyed
Before I start this post, I agree with the rest of the world: The Mandalorian should have been called The Baby Yoda Show. That little thing is adorable. Okay, that segment’s over. The first two episodes of The Mandalorian did an incredible job of setting the show up. We were introduced to the Mandalorians, and
Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this
I recently finished reading The Bands of Mourning which is the third book in Mistborn Era 2. This is something I was not sure I would do when I finished The Alloy of Law (Alloy Era #1). The first book in this series bored me. I was high on the incredible ending of the Mistborn
In our busy lives it can be difficult to find the time to pick up a book and read. When I was studying for my BA at university, I struggled with this. I had books to read for my course and assignments to complete. I had research to do and lectures to go to. I
Star Wars is dying. It’s an unfortunate truth but the truth nonetheless. The current trilogy that is coming to an end this Christmas is a relief more in the fact that it is ending than we get to see the new film at last. Another truth, however, is that the universe in which Star Wars
The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as
There is something you should never do straight after writing a draft and that’s read it. I had never followed this rule before because it never bothered me when I thought it was bad…This book, however, I care about a lot. And it’s terrible.
Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict.
October has been a good reading month for me. Overall I read 6 books and DNF’d two. Below I have listed the books, the rating I gave, and a link to the reviews on this site. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (Rating: 4/5) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating