Much like watching holiday favorites year after year, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is easily a story one can read each season.
Very well written but The Privilege of the Sword just didn't give me enough to truly enjoy it. Still, it has some moments where it shines so I'm giving it three rockets.
Jilted storytelling and a main character who is missing for much of the book makes Blood of Elves a two rocket read for me.
A story that begins with great promise perhaps becomes a bit too complex for its own good, but ultimately entertains and deserves your consideration.
A promising series fizzles out for me almost from the get-go in this second book in the Dark Tower series.
The Vagrant is a literary work that is bold, dismal, groundbreaking, and genre defying all at once. It's worth a read for its uniqueness alone. Throw in a knight, a baby, and a goat as traveling companions and what are you waiting for?
I went into this with high hopes, but was ultimately disappointed. While I did finish The Mark of Ran, I have no desire to jump into book two.
The combination of the writing, characters, and multiple storylines all come together to present a science fiction novel that will intrigue and draw you in.
Bujold, working her usual writing magic in this final book in The Sharing Knife series, brings everything full circle in a satisfying and successful way.
Perilous Seas accelerates the pace of the series with some of the best storytelling and character development to date.
A fantastical, family-friendly horror film that has all the right elements for some seriously spooky fun.
A slow start to the series with minimal character development, I'm nevertheless giving this one three rockets because it does build a good foundation for the remainder of the series.
Overall a slow read with some confusing plotlines which is saved by some good character building and the promise of the larger story forming for our two main characters.
It's never easy saying goodbye to such engaging characters, but I was left with a satisfying conclusion and the fulfillment of many character arcs so I'm happy.
Great premise but a failure to deliver on well developed characters and a storyline that fell back onto child antics too often left a bitter taste in my mouth on this one.
This final book in the A Man of His Word series should have ended with a bang. Instead, it was barely a fizzle. A good series, but not great, and not one I would say is a must-read.
If you’re looking for a collection that leans more towards the classic style of Lovecraft then I think Acolytes of Cthulhu is a worthy addition to your TBR list.
"War. Magic. A lover's betrayal. A dark secret lies beneath them all."
So begins a tale of mystery and intrigue and some seriously powerful magic.
A high quality collection of short stories with a uniquely evil perspective.