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May Wrap Up

July 8, 2020
May 2020

My inadvertent social media hiatus has meant that this wrap up is just a teeny bit late. I mean at this point I'm struggling to remember the days never mind the month. It could be September for all I know right now. Needless to say, it been a strange few months and as a result, my desire to read took a bit of a plummet. Normally I'd be…

Books Fantasy Reviews

The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

May 4, 2020
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

848 pages of utter brilliance. There's a moment when reading a fantasy book that everything just clicks. You remember the characters from previous chapters and things start to knit together. Previously unrelating storylines begin to converge and it's so exciting. The Priory of the Orange Tree did just that but to a level, I've never before read. The world within this novel is unbelievably vast with so much…

Books Fantasy Reviews

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

April 1, 2020
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

This book was both nothing like I expected and exactly what I expected. Let me explain. I did not for a second think that this was going to be an urban fantasy, gun-toting, futuristic drug-using, skype conference call type book. I imagined medieval-style fantasy ala Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses. It was nothing of the sort. There were werewolves, vampires, fae, nymphs, every…