Review | The Poppy War by RF Kuang

The Poppy War is a new fantasy novel written by RF Kuang. This is the first book in, at time of publishing this post, a two-part series about a dark alternate world where magic and gods are real and a girl leaves home to study at a school only open for the best students in the realm. SUMMARY When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies,...

Book Review | Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire is second book in The Great Library series by Rachel Caine. The series starting out with Ink and Bone. It is set in an alternate world where books are banned. This book has a really Harry Potter feel. With the main character, Jess, leaving home to join the mysterious library. If you love books about books, Paper and Fire is a must read. PAPER AND FIRE SUMMARY With an iron fist, the...

Book Review | Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone is the first part of The Great Library series by Rachel Caine, which is continued in Paper and Fire. Ink and Bone is set in an alternate history. The main character Jess, leaves home to join the mysterious library. This series has a Harry Potter feel to it, so its a must read if you're looking for another Potter fix. INK AND BONE SUMMARY Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great...
book cover of Goldenhand by Garth Nix

Review | Goldenhand by Garth Nix

Goldenhand is the latest book in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. This is the 6th book in the series and is set some time after To Hold The Bridge. The books are set in a world which is divided in two parts, one with technology and one with magic. GOLDENHAND SUMMARY Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with Dead creatures to battle and Free...
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Review | The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

THE KILLING MOON SUMMARY In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe - and kill those judged corrupt. MY THOUGHTS I have read many fantasy books and yet...