Posts Categorized: Fantasy

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

I purchased my copy of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in Sept 2011. This means that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms qualifies for my 2017 The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real! challenge at 5 years, 6 months. I think I’m still trying to parse my feelings toward my read of The Hundred… Read more »

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Review: Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs

Review: Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs

So far I am LOVING the Alpha and Omega series! I love, love, LOVE Anna and I still like Charles. I do have to say that Charles’ father sound much more interesting that Charles right now…but I digress. The worldbuilding is pretty thorough but since it exists in an already… Read more »

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Anthology Review: Shifting Shadows – Alpha and Omega (Alpha and Omega #0.5) by Patricia Briggs

Anthology Review: Shifting Shadows – Alpha and Omega (Alpha and Omega #0.5) by Patricia Briggs

OK. Not gonna lie, I can’t remember when I grabbed Shifting Shadows at all. It was sometime during my Mercy Thompson spree. I bought a shitton of Mercy Thompson books…and then I stopped reading at book three. I didn’t dislike Mercy (like her a lot, actually) but I got distracted… Read more »

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Review: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

I really can’t remember what encouraged me to read Dark Currents. I am a fan of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series (at least the first six) but I’ve only tried one other book by Ms Carey and I didn’t enjoy or finish it (The Sundering) even though I found it… Read more »

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Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews  *spoilers*

Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews *spoilers*

*NOTE: This is a review of the free online serial. It will be pulled soon and is currently available for pre-order.* I loved dang near everything about this. EVERYTHING. So… SQUEEEEE! lol In book three of the Innkeeper Chronicles, the story begins when Dina gets a message to come help… Read more »

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Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton  *spoilers*

Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton *spoilers*

Bane: [beyn] noun 1. death; destruction; ruin. 2. Obsolete. that which causes death or destroys life I love this book. It’s weird and dreamy and at some points really hard to understand (and follow). I’ve read Zarsthor’s Bane many, many times now. I can honestly say that I feel that… Read more »

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Review: Blood Song (Blood Singer #1) by Cat Adams *spoilers*

Review: Blood Song (Blood Singer #1) by Cat Adams *spoilers*

I received my copy of Blood Song in December 2013 as a Hogsfather’s Day gift. This means that Blood Song qualifies for my The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real challenge! So. Blood Song. I didn’t enjoy Blood Song very much. But there were some rather nice parts. My biggest issues… Read more »

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Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden

Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we are getting rid of Gossamer Wing by Delphine Dryden because…well…to be honest, I was bored. So. I have seriously enjoyed a decent handful of Delphine Dryden’s work. In fact, Ms Dryden was my first “real” BDSM focused… Read more »

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Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Welcome to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! This is a week in which I am cleaning up and clearing OUT some of my lingering open reads. I have a LOT of books that I’m “currently reading” right now – some of which have been open for over… Read more »

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