In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: The Forever Ship by Francesca Haig

More pointless circular conversations but plenty of action to balance it out. I consumed practically all of this book during a long commute and what a great companion for a train journey. There are twists, turns and a race against time. It’s not just the Alphas Cass has to content with but Omegas acting in… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: The Forever Ship by Francesca Haig

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In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig

The author struggles to keep up the momentum after that last book’s ending. The Omega resistance is picking itself up. But, the Alphas are making gains. While change is happening quietly, I still can’t get around the pointless and circular conversations between Alphas and Omegas about Omega rights. It drags the story’s pace to a… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig

In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

What an interesting concept. And, the reaction to the twinning is sadly rather realistic. And, what a gripping chase story. Cass and Kip make a great double act. The threat they face is terrifying. The odds are seemingly and are actually insurmountable. There’s not a terrible amount of world building but it makes up for… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

The author really tried too hard to dodge the pain of a logical conclusion to this story and to keep it in line with history. And, to justify Lada’s brutality. Lada continues to strain suspension of disbelief and annoy me with her one-track mind and, now Radu doesn’t have to act as a spy, he’s… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

I really wish this had just been about Radu. I’m starting to dislike Lada a lot. Her brutality is mindless, her opinion on women grates on me and her political tonedeafness is stretching my suspension of disbelief too far. Radu’s careful dance in Constantinople was much more interesting. But, of course, all the well-done history… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

I could not follow this book at all. I thought I’d left literary books behind when I stopped taking English Literature classes. I know it’s intelligent in some way. But I was just struggling so much to follow the characters and the story that I just couldn’t divine the meaning half the time. I could… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I’d heard so many good things about this book. Halfway through, it was living up to my expectations. The world-building was brilliant. I could have stayed in Brimstone’s shop all day. Then, it had to include a forbidden romance. The book went off the rails. I lost interest. I won’t be continuing the series. Recommend… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

In 100 Words or Less, Reviews

In 100 Words or Less: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Okay, quick explanation before I start. I am very conscious of the fact that this blog is rather content-light. It's mostly book tags and reblogs with very little original content. The trouble is, I've packed my life with so much that I don't really have the time between my other projects to do what I'd… Continue reading In 100 Words or Less: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Novels, Reviews

Elixir by Jason O’Loughlin

Here's my first impressions of the second book in the Obsidian series by Jason O'Loughlin. Nothing too in depth, just my initial thoughts. The second book in the Obsidian series leaves Britain and goes globetrotting with newly discovered powers, new allies, scarier enemies, Arthurian legends come to life and a race against time and poison,… Continue reading Elixir by Jason O’Loughlin

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Obsidian by Jason O’Loughlin

I don't normally review non-vampire books so this post isn't on As The Crows Feast. However, I was fortunate to get a signed copy for Christmas and I felt the best way to repay that was to offer an honest review. It's nothing fancy, just some first impressions. Obsidian is an interesting read. The world… Continue reading Obsidian by Jason O’Loughlin