The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang: Book Review

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.

12 Week TBR

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

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The Mandalorian Gets Better and Better: Episodes 3-5 Review

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

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Why I’ve Stopped Reading The Wheel of Time (for now)

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

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Why You Should Read Mistborn Era 2, The Alloy Era

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

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The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

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

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Shadows of Self (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

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.

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