"Maulkin abruptly heaved himself out of his wallow with a wild thrash that left the atmosphere hanging thick with particles." - Ship of Magic, opening line - If you had told me that I would ever start a new reading year with three five-star books in a row, I would have laughed and said you … Continue reading Series Review: The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb || WARNING: Features Lots of Rambling and Major Spoilers!
"Jasnah Kholin pretended to enjoy the party, giving no indication that she intended to have one of the guests killed." - Words of Radiance, opening line - Thus, my friends, begins the book that has managed to topple The Betrayals out of my number one favorite spot of the year. The book that has opened … Continue reading Book Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson // CAUTION: Here Be Spoilers!!!
"What's the cube root of eight?" the computer asks. "Where am I?" I say again. This time, it's easier. "Incorrect. What's the cube root of eight?" I take a deep breath and speak slowly. "Two times e to the two-i-pi." "Incorrect. What's the cube root of eight?" But I wasn't incorrect. I just wanted to … Continue reading Book Review: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Still, “Maybe we should call these The Happy Years,” he told Jude one morning. […] “I don’t know,” Jude said, and although he could only see the edge of his face, Willem could tell he was smiling. “Isn’t that tempting fate a little?” - A Little Life: The Happy Years - So, I finally read … Continue reading Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
“These are the times that scare her the most, the beginnings and endings: this is when the world is most unpredictable.” - The Betrayals - The Betrayals is a book that sneaks up on you. The first couple of chapters, you will probably be hopelessly confused as to what is going on, who these characters … Continue reading Book Review: The Betrayals by Bridget Collins
The creature didn't know what they meant. [...] I'm not called Keeper, she said. I don't have a name. You're confusing me with someone else.Help us! they cried. What's wrong with you? You're the hero of Winterkeep! You're supposed to protect us!Deciding to pretend she couldn't hear them, she sank down into the blackness of … Continue reading Book Review: Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore