Book Review: The Empty Throne

“When a man must choose between nothing and everything he has small choice.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne ebook: The Empty Throne Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #8) Setting: England Pages: 400 pages Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Date: September 16th 2014 ISBN: 9780007504183 Edition Language: English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England […]

2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge April Wrap-Up

  I’ve read a lot of fantasy this year, but I took a bit of break from it in April so I could concentrate on some of the other reading challenges I’m doing this year. In total, I only read four fantasy novels. One was a re-read, another is the 13th book in a series. […]

Book Review: The Pagan Lord

“Five things make a man happy,” I told him, “a good ship, a good sword, a good hound, a good horse, and a woman.” “Not a good woman?” Finan asked, amused. “They’re all good,” I said, “except when they’re not, and then they’re better than good.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pagan Lord ebook: The Pagan Lord Series: The […]

Book Review: Sword Song

“Love is a dangerous thing. It comes in disguise to change our life… Lust is the deceiver. Lust wrenches our lives until nothing matters except the one we think we love, and under that deceptive spell we kill for them, give all for them, and then, when we have what we have wanted, we discover […]

Book Review- Four: A Divergent Collection

“I want some kind of reminder that while wounds heal, they don’t disappear forever- I carry them everywhere, always, and that is the way of things, the way of scars.”  ― Veronica Roth, Four: A Divergent Story Collection Hardcover: Four: A Divergent Collection Series: Divergent (Books o.1-0.4) Pages: 285 pages Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Date: July 1st 2014 ISBN: 9780062345219 Edition Language: English […]

2015 Flights of Fantasy Update: March Reviews

I’ve been a busy bee this year, and March was no exception. I read eleven fantasy books total in the month. Some were adventure, some were written for young children, while other were written for adults. No matter who the intended audience was, they all contained magic to some degree. It appears that is my […]

Book Review: Half Wild

“You will have a powerful Gift, but it’s how you use it that will show you to be good or bad.” Hardcover: Half Wild Series: Half Blood Trilogy (Book #2) Pages: 400 pages Publisher:Viking Juvenile Date: March 24th 2015 ISBN: 9780670017133 Edition Language:English In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is […]

Book Review: Red Queen

“If you know someone’s fear, you know them.”  ― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen Hardcover: Red Queen Series: Red Queen (Book #1) Pages: 320 pages Publisher: Orion Date: February 10th 2015 ISBN: 9781409151173 Edition Language: English The poverty-stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks […]

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse

“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”  ― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse Paperback: The Winner’s Curse Series: The Winner’s Trilogy Pages: 384 pages Published: Square Fish Date: March 4th 2014 ISBN: 9781250056979 Edition Language: English They were never meant to be together. As a general’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin […]

2015 Flights of Fantasy Update: January & February

I decided to take part in the 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, because I thought it would be cool to read more fantasy novels. Especially after spending the last three years concentrating on historical fiction. I never knew how much fantasy I was actually reading until this year. Apparently, fantasy is already my main […]