Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

You would think, for a book that calls itself Rebel Girls, that there might be some actual rebellion going on in the plot. It’s not the author’s fault (I hope!). Publishers can change the title of a book to whatever they want. And sure, the idea of a good little Catholic girl rebelling in her […]

Zenith (The Androma Saga #1) doesn’t live up to its name

2.5 stars but leaning more towards 2. I don’t know how to spell anyone’s name because I listened to the audiobook. Zenith noun the time at which something is most powerful or successful. in astronomy, the point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer. OK honestly?? I can understand why a lot […]

The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

In the world of The Diminished, everyone is born with a twin, except those who are singleborn who are destined to rule. If a twin dies, the remaining twin becomes ‘diminished’ – cursed to go insane, they are shunned by society. This is the story of a young singleborn man named Bo and a diminished […]

Sun Sets on Study Series as Dawn Study Ends

I don’t even know where to start with this book. You know how each instalment of a series is supposed to be more epic than the last? Well, at one point Snyder has something like 28 characters ‘onscreen’, all with different motivations, characterisations, and backstories, including small children with more sass than they have the […]

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Night Study by Maria V Snyder

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Night Study by Maria V Snyder

I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting today’s stop for the Night Study blog tour. I’m a huge fan of Maria’s and you can find reviews for the previous books in the Study series here: Poison Study, Poison Study Dream Cast, Assassin Study, Magic Study, Fire Study, Power Study, Ice Study, Shadow Study. I’ve also read […]

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

SUMMARY Natalie and Brooke’s friendship is put to the test when they and those they love keep secrets from each other. WORLDBUILDING For the most part I bought the contemporary setting of Anything to Have You. The dialogue was almost hyperreal and the depiction of the landscape changing throughout the seasons made me yearn for […]

Book Review: Ice Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Ice Study by Maria V Snyder

Ice Study is a recently expanded re-write of the previous Ice Study and serves as a prequel of sorts to Shadow Study. In it, Yelena and Valek must overcome a powerful magician set on reclaiming an artefact known as the Ice Moon, which has the ability to destroy all magic in the world, and even […]

Review: Power Study by Maria V Snyder

Review: Power Study by Maria V Snyder

A fun little look at mostly Janco’s point of view as they are recruited by a Sitian magician to help hunt down a powerful blood weapon being abused by a green Sitian rookie. I’ll be honest, Janco got on my nerves a bit. I like Ari’s calm stoicness. Janco never knows when to shut up […]

Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V Snyder

SUMMARY Everyone wants to kill Yelena, and she’s hunted some kind of fire demon from hell whilst trying to bring peace to both Sitia and Ixia and finding her true calling as a Soulfinder. WORLDBUILDING I’m not sure what more there is to say of worldbuilding that spans the entire series, but I can say […]