Rapid Review of Reign of Mist

I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. No spoilers in this rapid review of Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer. I really liked it! I give it 4.5 stars. The first thought I posted about Reign on Goodreads was: “Guys, this is really good fantasy.” After…

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Rapid Review of Legendary

No spoilers in this review of Legendary by Stephanie Garber. I give it 4 stars. The overall tone was light and playful, and the writing was chock full of flowery descriptions, especially in the first two-thirds of the book. When the climax was imminent, Garber concentrated a little more on storytelling and a little less…

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Rapid Review of The Girl in the Tower

No spoilers in this review of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. I liked it and give it 4 stars. This sequel followed a similar path as the first book in the series for me. The story developed slowly (though with beautiful prose), and the action didn’t materialize until near the end of…

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Rapid Review of The Fates Divide

No spoilers in this review of The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth. I give it 3 stars. Unlike many readers, I enjoyed Carve the Mark, the first book in this series. Even though the subject matter was much different than Roth’s Divergent series, I saw similarities as far as how both series progressed. They started…

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Rapid Review of Everless

No spoilers in this review of Everless by Sara Holland. I liked it and give it 3 stars. This is the first book to suffer from my new rating system. It’s a book I would’ve normally given 4 stars, but I’ve decided too many of the books I read fall into the 3.5-4.5 star category,…

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Rapid Review of Obsidio

No spoilers in this Review of Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I give it 4 stars. Hats off to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for an awesome wrap-up to this truly unique series.  I bought the audiobook because, well, it’s amazing, but I must confess that I also borrowed the paper copy from the library…

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Rapid Review of Stormcaster

No spoilers in this rapid review of Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima. I really enjoyed it and give it 4.25 stars. Chima’s books have it all: intriguing characters, a unique magical system, and great worldbuilding. My love for this world grows with each installment, just as it did in Seven Realms, Chima’s original series in…

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Rapid Review of The Cruel Prince

No spoilers in this rapid review of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I really liked it, and I give it 4.25 stars. I love reading book series because in later installments I’m immersed in familiar settings and surrounded by familiar characters. Even though this was the initial book in a series, the world and…

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Rapid Review of Renegades

No spoilers in this rapid review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I give it 3 stars. I had high expectations for this book. Meyer worked her magic with her previous book, Heartless, and it now resides on my favorites list. And The Lunar Chronicles was a fun, original series in which the finale was the…

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