All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater Review

Oh, I wanted to like this book more than I did. All of Steifvater’s non-Raven Cycle books end up falling into a rut for me, simply because while her style of writing lends itself very well to the type of story and atmosphere she’s building in Henrietta, it feels a little overdone elsewhere. Also, IContinue reading “All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater Review”

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy Review

These Feathered Flames was a richly imagined, character intensive novel that fell somewhat short of my expectations. If there existed a spectrum for books where on the right was “plot-driven” and on the left was “character-driven”, this book would lean VERY heavily to the left, and I’m not sure if that’s quite my personal preference.Continue reading “These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy Review”

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H. G. Parry Review

Thank you to the publicist for sending me an ARC! Regardless of my rating, I have to start this off by saying: what H. G. Parry has accomplished is impressive. This book clearly took an enormous amount of research and planning, and the final product is absolutely a reflection of that time, effort, and dedication.Continue reading “A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H. G. Parry Review”