Posts Tagged: assassins

[Arc Review] An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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29 April
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Oh, my goodness. I’m so glad that I got this from First Reads. I rolled around on the floor for awhile and then found that their download site was all broken. But everything worked out in the end, because I still got a hold of this beauty and let me tell you, it was such a good read. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly lives up to the hype. There is so much happening in this book. There are elements of magic, desertion, usurping, spying, cults, mythical creatures and pretty much anything else you can think… Read more »

[Review] Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

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13 August
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There is a phenomenon in fantasy novels where characters are super into talking about their genitals. It’s mostly men in reference to women, but things can get pretty bawdy pretty fast. This is feels especially out of place when I’m reading Young Adult. Mainly because they use such a language as to hint at it, but not actually say it. It’s the sixties pan away, whoopie talk of the fantasy genre. This novella was full of it. Just brimming with it. Whether it be because of the plot or because the characters think someone is hot, it started to get… Read more »

[Arc Review] Death Sworn

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05 February
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Finishing this book didn’t give me any elation. Though the first chapter was gripping and interesting, the book continued in the same vein of discovery and banter almost the entire way through. I kept giving it one more chapter to see if it impressed me, and though it picked up around chapter sixteen, it didn’t ever reach a point where I connected with the characters or their plight. For a book that is the first in a series, this is a problem. Sure, Ileni was a strong heroine with a no nonsense attitude, and in the beginning, she cares little… Read more »