Listened To: Game of Thrones: The Song of Ice & Fire

My husband and I are huge fans of books-on-tape…also known as audiobooks to those who weren’t around for cassette tapes. Back in the day, I would have to go to the library, rent a huge binder-sized contraption full of cassettes, bring it home, curse at the people before me who hadn’t rewinded the tape, andContinue reading “Listened To: Game of Thrones: The Song of Ice & Fire”


Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul Book 1) by CL Wilson

Remember how much I loved The Winter King by CL Wilson? Well, I went out (introvert code for online) and bought the first book in her first series,┬áTairen Soul. So, now I’m sucked into a five book series…my blog appearances over the next week will be spotty. Rather than review each book, I’ll lump themContinue reading “Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul Book 1) by CL Wilson”

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea’s king by taking one of the man’s beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter’s battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother’s death, rages on. KhamsinContinue reading “The Winter King by C.L. Wilson”

Ink Mage by Victor Gischler

This book was kind of like a ho-hum day at the office. You roll in, settle into the routine, you’re not really excited to leave or but not exactly be there—just kind of ‘meh’ as you go about the motions. Basically I’m trying to say it wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t outstanding, either. I startedContinue reading “Ink Mage by Victor Gischler”

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I can’t remember how this got on my Kindle…I think it was a bargain book on Amazon and I fell into the one-click trap. I can’t remember. That being said, I don’t regret it. In fact, I actually enjoyed this read. It wasn’t extraordinary or at the top of my favorites list, by any means.Continue reading “Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge”

His Fair Assassin: Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

I’ve already posted a review of Grave Mercy, but I felt the need to follow up with a review of His Fair Assassin sequels. The second book, Dark Triumph, was released last year. Mortal Heart, the third, was released last month. Naturally, as soon as I finished Grave Mercy, I seized these (well, downloaded themContinue reading “His Fair Assassin: Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers”

The Catalain Book of Secrets by Jess Lourey

I’m not sure how to come up with words to do this book justice—magical? Intriguing? Eccentric? It was a fantastic read, full of rich detail and beautiful metaphor. In fact, the only reason I bumped a star off of this book was because it had too many metaphors and too much flowery writing for myContinue reading “The Catalain Book of Secrets by Jess Lourey”

The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons

Oh, hell. I hate giving bad reviews, especially on books that most people rave about–I certainly don’t want to put anyone off from reading this book, but it certainly wasn’t for me. I suspect I was an exception. Disclaimer: I’m all for romance novels. I do enjoy them. I do not enjoy the cheesy kind,Continue reading “The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons”

Epic of Palins (#1 and #2) by Elizabeth Vaughan

Well, let me start by saying I didn’t finish the series, despite the misleading post title. But we’ll get to that. I started with Dagger Star. I recently finished the Warlands series by Vaughan, and I loved it. I figured I’d love another Vaughan novel, too. I didn’t. Maybe my hopes were too high, orContinue reading “Epic of Palins (#1 and #2) by Elizabeth Vaughan”

Chronicles of the Warlands 1-4 by Elizabeth Vaughan

After reading Stolen Songbird, falling in love with it, and then realizing I would have to wait until spring for book two—well, I was looking for a fantasy series with more than one book. I wanted several. I’m a total binge reader (obviously) and a series? A series is awesome. A series is the best.Continue reading “Chronicles of the Warlands 1-4 by Elizabeth Vaughan”