This is my second foray into books about the fey, and even though Cruel Prince brought me a lot to complain about, it was for sure a lot more interesting and together than this was. While I’d say the book was good- specific flaws are hard- it felt like some things happened too quickly, others too slowly, and overall I just wasn’t that engaged.
Continue reading “Darkest Part of the Forest is solid, but unengaging”
Honestly, this was a good book that left me in a haze after finishing it, and I totally felt motivated to read it in one short sitting (which I did!) Hell knows the cast is full of complete assholes though, and I want to pummel all of them into the ground, especially the titular Prince Carden.
This is the only way Jude/Carden is an okay ship and if you don’t understand it, you are a better man than me.
Continue reading “I Would Like To Please Throttle The Entire Cast Of ‘The Cruel Prince’”
This grade is entirely based on the book, overlooking (most) of the colonialist controversy and all of the author-sex-abuse stuff. It’s just a shite book.
But the above is why I’m dropping it early. I meant to write a sick-ass takedown of what was a painful read, but it’s kind of relevant if it’s being taken out of print, fans are turning against it, the series is cancelled and the author has been disavowed. Kind of makes my deep literary critique pointless.
If the allegations end up false and she’s brought back to honor, maybe I’ll finish the book. I’m using this as an excuse not to.
Continue reading “What is 27 hours but the poorly written garbage heap of the pander-tastic soul?”
There’s nothing technically wrong with this book, and you’ll find I have very little to gripe about beyond my general ambivalence on the subject of boats. ‘Boat fiction’ is just something I have never been into.
I read this as part of the Sapphic book club, and as always, it’s great to read a good action-adventure lgbt genre book, especially on the tailend of the horribleness that was 27 hours (review pending).
This will be super short.
Continue reading “Ice Massacre: a perfectly enjoyable, gay boatventure”
This book, at least the first half of it, is wondrous in it’s possibilities and killer high-knowledge based magic. Second part is eh, leading to more eh, and a pretty eh-based series. With bonus edgy whiny characters.
Continue reading “The first half of the Magicians is really good. The second half happens, I guess”
(This is about book 3 in a series. Book 1, Valhalla, can be found here. And Book 2, Ragnarök can be found here.)
Three stars is my go to for hard to place books. So, welcome Gu… Guðsríki… Welcome to book Hell.
I had a lot, lot of problems with this book. All of Ari’s ticks in the last books that I could overlook came back in full force, leading to a very long (and very negative review). Buckle in.
Continue reading “Guðsríki’s strengths cannot overcome its weaknesses”