Saturday, March 23, 2019

DNF Review: A Crown of Feathers

Title: Crown of Feathers
Author: Nicki Pau Preto
Series: Crown of Feathers
Volume: 1
Genre: fantasy
Release Date: February 12, 2019
Goodreads

Veronyka, orphaned animage, has been traveling with her controlling sister, searching for phoenix eggs and chasing the dream of becoming a Phoenix Rider. When her sister turns on her, she finds herself adrift, and resolves to search out what remains of the Riders and join them- even if it means disguising herself as a boy.
Review at a Glance: This one just wasn't for me! The characters and the world just didn't feel cohesive and it fell back on tropes that I didn't love, without breathing new life into them.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Standalone Books That Need a Sequel



I feel like standalones are split into three distinct categories for me: the "this desperately needs a sequel" section, the "I love it as a standalone and it would change the story a lot for a sequel to be introduced but I would still be excited about it," and the "please please let it stand alone" category.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Top Ten Favourite Non-Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Okay this one requires some convolution to get from point A to point B, given that I've deviated rather far from the initial prompts but in my brain it goes like this: I got a little too close to this topic last week with the visiting places prompt (where I very much went for the fantasy worlds angle) and I just kind of felt like spotlighting some of my favourites from the current actual world where I reside at the moment.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

February Wrap-Up

 I really only picked up audiobooks this month! That really isn't normal for me. I think part of it is that I've been fighting to make myself read this one ARC and I'm not having a funky time with it so I'm in a state of banned (by me) from reading any new physical books but also (again due to me) not reading it. I think it's going to be my first DNF of the year and I'm not a huge fan of DNFing things so it's causing me a level three crisis.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Audiobook Review: The Gilded Wolves



Title: The Gilded Wolves

Author: Roshani Chokshi
Read By: Laurie Catherine Winkel, P. J. Ochlan
Release Date: January 15, 2019
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Treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie has long thought himself willing to do anything reclaim his birthright as head of one of the houses of the powerful Order of Babel. Now he has been ordered to find an artifact the Order seeks, he and his team will all be putting much at risk. And, in this retrieval, they cannot afford to fail. 

Out of Ten: 6/10

Review at a Glance: While it wasn't everything I was hoping it would be, I still enjoyed the experience of this Belle Epoque heist story.