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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Rapid Review of One Dark Throne

No spoilers in this rapid review of One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake. Just like with book one, Three Dark Crowns, I thought this sequel was just okay. I give it 2.75 stars. The plot continues the main storyline from Three Dark Crowns. The triplets—Katharine, Mirabella, and Arsinoe—still plan to battle it out for the…

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Rapid Review of Iron Gold

No spoilers in this review of Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. (There will, however, be spoilers for the first three books in the Red Rising Saga. So stop reading this review now if you haven’t read these books. And then go pick book one up immediately because this series is amazing!!!) 😉 I give Iron…

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