Rapid Review of The Wicked King

No spoilers in this rapid review of The Wicked King by Holly Black. I really liked it and give it 4.25 stars. I try to give quarter star ratings sparingly, but this book seemed to be calling for it. So 4.25 stars it is! 😉 King picks up five months after the end of book…

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Rapid Review of Rule

No spoilers in this rapid review of Rule by Ellen Goodlett. I liked it and give it 3.5 stars. Rule’s average Goodreads rating is on the lower side of the books I usually read. YA readers tend to rate good books over 4 stars and great above 4.3 stars. So I was worried about a…

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Rapid Review of The Winter of the Witch

No spoilers in this review of Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden. I thought it was fantastic and give it 4.5 stars! This is one of those rare series in which I love each book more than the one before. In this installment, Arden has crafted a dramatic, heart-wrenching conclusion told in her usual…

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Rapid Review of King of Scars

No spoilers in this review of King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. (There will be spoilers, however, for those who haven’t read the Shadow and Bone trilogy.) I liked it and give it 3.5 stars. Hopefully this book isn’t suffering too much from my sky-high expectations for anything Bardugo writes. I fell in love with…

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Rapid Review of The Hod King

No spoilers in this rapid review of The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft. I really liked it and give it 4 stars. Bancroft dealt me a huge shock at the end of this book, unlike any I’ve had before. I thought this was the final book in the series, but I discovered it’s not. As…

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Rapid Review of The Queen’s Rising

No spoilers in this rapid review of The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross. I thought it was okay and give it 3 stars. There are so many YA high fantasy series out there right now and so many new authors trying to break into this crowded market. I’m not sure Ross does anything to separate…

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Rapid Review of Archenemies

No spoilers in this rapid review of Archenemies by Marissa Meyer. I liked it and give it 3 stars. I was wavering between 3 and 3.5 stars and decided to write the review first and then assign a rating. Since my review leaned more toward the negative, I landed on the lower rating. The average…

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Rapid Review of Mortal Engines

No spoilers in this review of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. I give it three stars. If you’re looking for something unique and really out there, this may be just the ticket. Here’s the premise: In a dystopian future where living on the bare earth was impossible, cities became mobile — even the big cities….

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Rapid Review of Arm of the Sphinx

No spoilers in this review of Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft. I really liked it and give it 4.5 stars. If you’re looking for a unique fantasy world and great writing, look no further. This series definitely stands out among the competition in the current high fantasy market. Senlin and his small crew…

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