What makes fantasy so entrancing to me? Ever since I was little, fantasy has been the genre of choice. Starting with Alice in Wonderland and then the pull becoming much stronger when I read Harry Potter. Whenever anyone asks what my favorite type of books are my go to answer is fantasy and then there’s the inevitable follow up question. Why? Well, I am here to delve deep into my subconscious to try and explain exactly why I love fantasy and what about it attracts my attention. Read More »
Title: Duskfall Chaos Queen #1
Author: Christopher Husberg
Release Date: June 21st 2016
Publisher: Titan Books
Stuck with arrows and close to death, a man is pulled from the icy waters of the Gulf of Nahl. Winter, a seemingly quiet young fisherman’s daughter, harbours a secret addiction that threatens to destroy her. A young priestess, Cinzia, must face a long journey home to protect her church from rebellion. A rebellion sparked by her sister.
Three characters on different paths will be brought together by fate on one thrilling and perilous adventure.
June as a reading month sucked because I was in the middle of a book slump but if June was the equivalent of a reading drought July was a flood. After getting over that book slump I quite simply devoured books this month from last month’s measly 5 books this month I read a total of 52 books! Even I can’t believe it was possible but I somehow managed to do it. I read an overwhelmingly large amount of romance this month but managed to sneak in a couple of other genres in their midst. All in all, I had a great reading month and now this wrap up is huge.
I decided to take part in the Biannual Bibliothon blog challenges earlier this month but a series of unfortunate events (computer breakdown as well as internet problems caused by a blackout) prohibited me from doing so. Thus that is the reason why I’ve been MIA the past week and only managed to get the first day of challenges done. Now as for the reading challenges, let’s just say I suck at sticking to TBR’s I read a few books from that TBR but my subconscious decided to rebel and wanted to read everything but what’s was on that list. Since the list is huge along with breaking it down by genre I’m also listing them by the author since I read multiple books by the same authors. So now with that cleared up here is my ginormous wrap-up for this month.Read More »
Title: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1)
Author: N.K Jemisin
Release Date: February 25, 2010
Publisher: Hachette Book Orbit Group
Page Count: 427 pages
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.
They say the best things come in pairs and books are no exception. I saw this tag over on Thrice Reads blog and it looked like a lot of fun. In this tag, you take 5-10 pairs of books that you think to compliment each other. This seems like a great way to avoid a book hangover or if you’re in the mood for a book of a similar feel. So here is the Books to Read in Pairs Tag. Read More »
Title: Age of Myth
Author: Michael J Sullivan
Release date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 396
Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.
Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun.
If you want a good epic fantasy, look no further since that’s exactly what this book is. Filled with magic and unforeseeable twists and turns this book had me hooked from the beginning. I’ve read some of Sullivan’s previous work but this is by far my favorite. There were so many points of views and so many things happened thought the book but I was never lost or confused. If anything I was more entranced with this entire world.
The book opens with Raithe and his father trespassing on Fhrey, and when they’re apprehended Raithe ends up killing a god and that’s where everything begins. The book moved at a steady pace, nothing ever moved too slowly or fast and there wasn’t any info dumping. There were plenty of fight scenes and moments that I didn’t see coming. At the beginning of every chapter was a little excerpt from the Book of Brin, and it was cool to see how that played out through events that unfolded. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend everyone read it.
Suri: She was my favorite character, she was so odd and fun to be around yet had the heaviest burden of trying to stop their impending doom.
Persephone: Out of all the characters Persephone was the strongest, even after her husband and child’s death she made sure to look out for everyone in her clan although she was no longer their leader and put herself at risk for them.
Raithe: All Raithe did was avenge his father’s death and kill a god, yet it was that action that put all the events into motion.
Have you read this? What were your thoughts? Let’s Discuss!
It’s been 5 days since my summer vacation started and I don’t know the date. Not so surprisingly this isn’t a rare occurrence. If there’s one thing the school year is good for it’s for forcing me to know what day it is but when it comes to summer all the days just blur with one another. But now that it’s summer there is infinitely more time to read! Rather than doing TBR for the next few months I thought it would be easier to just set some ambiguous semi-concrete goals for the things I want to achieve this summer. Read More »
As this month comes to an end so does the school year, although technically I have my last final on June 1st, I now consider the school year to be over. I read a lot more books than I originally anticipated this month. It started off a bit hectic what with AP exams and then after 1 weeks reprieve began finals, somehow in the midst of all the last-minute projects and cramming I managed to read 13 books. I think that a record high for me this month in terms of books read per month. I also managed to reach my original Goodreads goal of reading 50 books this year so I’ve decided to aim higher and raised it to 150 books and hopefully, this upcoming summer can allow me to make a dent on that. I’ve rambled on for long enough so here are the books I read this month.Read More »
Title: The Wise Man’s Fear
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Release: March 1, 2011
Publisher: DAW Books
Page: 994 pages
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view — a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King’s Road.
All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived…until Kvothe.
In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
Just like the first one this book absolutely blew my mind it was amazing. Somehow this book manage to be even better than the first one. For a thousand pages of pure perfection we followed Kvothe threw his life and it was awesome. I finished this book a couple days ago and I still haven’t managed to organise my thoughts so I can write a semi coherent review without using the words amazing and great until they become meaningless. If you haven’t read this yet you should, check out my review for the first book The Name of the Wind. The books manage to combine magic, history, fantasy, a magical school, a hint of romance exquisite writing to create a fantastic story you won’t be able to put down.
The books continue with the same format as the last one with the older Kvothe (Kote) telling his story to the Chronicler. We travel through quite an eventful year of kvothe’s life and we follow his quest through the university and beyond. Rothfuss writing continue to be absolutely beautiful and adds to the wonder of Kvothe’s story with the way he bring the story and worlds to life. There is so much detail present but I never got bogged down with it or felt overwhelmed. The third book has yet to release and I don’t know when it will. There’s still so much ahead that lies shrouded. Who did he kill to get the name Kingkiller? I’ve read dozens of fan theories and there are so many ways this can go. The next book could release this year or any time in the next 2-3 years although it won’t take that long. I’ve already scoured the internet looking for books like this to to me over for the release of the last book in the trilogy.
Kvothe: He continue to be a complex multi-faceted character and really cant wait to get to the end of his story. He grew a lot in this book, and his maturity is very obvious I can only wait to see how his character continues to evolve in the upcoming book.
Denna: She continues to be a mystery to me and Kvothe both. They’re relationship is nothing short of complicated with Kvothe keeping himself at arms length and she keeping him there. I’m not sure if they will ever be a thing but I can’t help but feel she’ll have a tragic ending. I’m not really that emotionally conected to her character but I am interested to know hat happens with her.
Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Do you know of any books similar to this? I’d love to know!
Title: Daughter Of The Pirate King
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Feiwal And Friends
Pages: 320 Pages
I had high hopes going into this book and let me tell you I was not disappointed. This book promised me pirates, and a badass main character and I definitely got a lot of both. This being the first book I’ve read that had dealt solely with pirates, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need more pirate books. One: pirates are extremely good looking and you can never have too many cute fictional boys (and girls) running around and two: they are entertaining. I read this book in one sitting and I had the most fun reading this than I’ve had in awhile. If you haven’t already definitely go pick this up you’ll love it!
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.