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

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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

Reviews, Vampire Novels

Announcement: Improvements to my reviews site

After months of saying I'd do it and letting other things get in the way, I've finally drawn some pictures for my reviews. I don't think they're good enough to warrant such a delay but I'm so fed up of seeing them bare so I decided to finally do some, regardless of quality, and open… Continue reading Announcement: Improvements to my reviews site

Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (05.03.2017)

Currently (re)reading: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Weekly Word Count: 4002 Review Word Count: 578 I seem to be having the opposite problem I was having last year - I'm writing more of my novel than I am of my reviews. Not necessarily a bad thing but it is starting to annoy me… Continue reading Weekly Update (05.03.2017)

Novels, Reviews

Weekly Update (19.02.2017): Of better ideas and organisation

Currently (re)reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Weekly Word Count: 4633 Do you ever get this feeling when you're writing: you're agonising over how to do a scene or a plotline absolutely right, you try multiple things but nothing seems to work and, then, it hits you. Do you really need this in your story?… Continue reading Weekly Update (19.02.2017): Of better ideas and organisation

Reviews, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update: (12.02.2017) Of Reviews and Strictly

Currently (re)reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Weekly Word Count: 3555 Review Word Count: 2547 My main achievement this week is getting my review of Feast of Fools done. The first draft is done and, when the time comes, I'll polish it before it's published. It's nice to feel that I have a review waiting… Continue reading Weekly Update: (12.02.2017) Of Reviews and Strictly

Reviews, Vampire Novels

Betrayed

Originally, I wasn't going to cover sequels in my reviews as I might not have as much to say about them regarding world building. Then, I remembered that all books have to stand on their own, even if they're part of a series, and sequels have the task of developing the world beyond one book's… Continue reading Betrayed