Review: Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow 3rd in the series by Jessica Townsend Little, Brown and Company, 2020 Middle Grade Fantasy Summary: I won't spoil this one but I will probably spoil previous books. Morrigan is finally learning things directly related to her powers. But a disease starts spreading through Nevermoor and it complicates everything…

Review: The Guns of Empire

The Guns of Empire 4th in the Shadow Campaigns series by Django Wexler ROC, 2016 Adult Fantasy Summary: I won't spoil this one but I might spoil previous books. War continues. There are countries trying to take advantage of the political confusion in Vordan and Janus has not let go of his goal to take…

Review: The Tea Dragon Tapestry

The Tea Dragon Tapestry 3rd in the series by Katie O'Neill Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, 2020 Middle Grade Fantasy Graphic Novel Summary: Greta is practicing to be blacksmith while also trying to take care of the mourning tea dragon, Ginseng. Likes: Once again the art is beautiful. I adore how colorful it is. Plus the…

Review: A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education 1st in the series by Naomi Novik Del Rey, 2020 Adult Fantasy Summary: El goes to Scholomance and the students there are motivated to learn because there are so many creatures in there trying to kill them. Also sometimes their safety is threatened by their fellow students too. Likes: El is hilarious.…

Review: Descendant of the Crane

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Albert Whitman and Company, 2019 YA Fantasy Summary: Hesina is determined to find her father's murderer as she tries to rule a country rapidly fracturing. Likes: Hesina's journey as a young queen trying to make decisions made me feel really bad but I understand why she made the…

Kushiel’s Dart Readalong: Week 4

This week the questions are presented by Mayri, Book Forager. Spoilers for Chapters 48 to 61! Waldemar's old teacher calls Phèdre "a weapon thrown by a D'Angeline god." Discuss. Waldemar's old teacher is an interesting character. He sees Phèdre's potential to disrupt Waldemar's plans and he dismisses it. He is too confident and he also…

Review: The Guinevere Deception

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White Delacorte Press, 2019 YA Fantasy 7 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Merlin has sent Guinevere to Camelot to marry King Arthur so that she can protect him from the many magical threats against him. Likes: I developed a fondness for Guinevere and King Arthur right away. There…