Category: Fantasy

  • The Unbroken – by C.L. Clark

    The Unbroken had at first piqued my curiosity because of its topics – that is to say: colonialism and queer representation – so I surely didn’t complain when it was selected as last month’s read by one of book clubs I’m in. Unfortunately, an interesting subject alone a good novel does not make, and while I don’t like thrashing works whose heart seems to be in the right place, I really can’t pretend I enjoyed this book, nor can I find many positive qualities besides good intentions.

  • Traitor’s Moon – by Lynn Flewelling

    The Nightrunner series is proving to be an okay reading experience, but a challenging one to review – to review meaningfully at least. What I mean is, other than what I’ve already said in my previous posts, I haven’t got much to highlight about its pros and cons. So, let me share what little I have to say on the matter and then we move on to something else.

  • The Heroes – by Joe Abercrombie

    I said I was going to read the entire First Law series and I am not going back on my word. So, here I am once again, this time talking about The Heroes, another standalone novel set in the same universe, and more than loosely connected with already established events.

  • Hell Bent – by Leigh Bardugo

    Finally, time to talk about Hell Bent! It’s been more than a month since I’ve read it, actually – right after finishing Ninth House I couldn’t exactly restrain myself – but I was waiting for some certain book club discussion before making my review public. But now, the fated day has come.

  • Stalking Darkness – by Lynn Flewelling

    Luck In The Shadows had left me less impressed than I had originally hoped, but still entertained enough to keep on reading the series. Besides, who am I kidding, I do have a problem with leaving things unfinished. So, here we go.

  • Best Served Cold – by Joe Abercrombie

    Ok, I know I said I was done with Joe Abercrombie, however I don’t really enjoy leaving things unfinished; the existence of additional books in the First Law universe was there, nagging at the back of my mind, so I decided I could as well go ahead and read them.

  • Even Though I Knew The End – by C.L. Polk

    Even Though I Knew The End has been on my radar since its publication; when one of the online book clubs where I discontinuously hang out chose it as a subject for this month’s discussion, I decided it was time to give it a go.

  • Luck In The Shadows – by Lynn Flewelling

    Sometimes ago I mentioned I was planning to read the Nightrunner series for a book club I had joined. In the end, I was caught up reading other books and I didn’t precisely respect all deadlines, however I did manage to start the series. So let’s talk about its first novel, shall we?

  • How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? – by N.K. Jemisin

    If you know me, odds are you know how much I love N.K. Jemisin: I have read and enjoyed all her novels and some of her shorter works, and whatever she publishes is on my auto-buy list. So, why hadn’t I read this specific book yet? Perhaps because, in general, I am not always the greatest fan of short story collections; I must say, however, that this one ended up being a very satisfying read. Not that I expected anything less.

  • The Changeling – by Victor LaValle

    As I mentioned, this book has been lying in my stash for a while. All this time, I thought I had at least a vague idea of what I could expect from it – but as soon as I started it, I realised I was in uncharted territory. So I just went and enjoyed the ride, allowing myself to be surprised at every page.