“I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
By Author Peter V. Brett When I started working in the bookselling business almost a decade ago, I had been stuck in a long reading hiatus. I had read a bunch of fantasy novels before and was already quite of fan of the genre, but like all my hobbies, it ebbed and flowed with time.Continue reading “Review – The Desert Prince”
By author Jay Kristoff I feel very fortunate to have gotten a chance to read an ARC of this hotly anticipated title. This 800 pages monster seemed so daunting before I opened it up, but once I got started, it was hard to stop. It did take me longer than usual to read this book,Continue reading “Review – Empire of the Vampire”
For April 2021, The Hypnotist was picked as our monthly read. This was my first book from Lars Kepler and it serves as a staring point for the Joona Linna detective series. I am always intrigued by any kind of detective-driven mystery so I happily dove into this 600+ page monster. I wasn’t ready forContinue reading “Book Club Review – The Hypnotist”
If you didn’t get a chance to look at my top 10 most anticipated books of 2021, let me spoil it for you: This book was number one on it. I have been a massive John Gwynne fan ever since reading his Faithful and Fallen series (and the follow up Of Blood and Bones trilogy),Continue reading “Review – The Shadow of the Gods”
The Masked City is the second book in the Invisible Library universe and I had a really good time with the first book, so I was quite excited to go back in to see what Irene, Kai and Vale had been up to lately. Turns out, a lot. If you have not read the firstContinue reading “Review – The Masked City”
The Bone Shard Daughter had been on my radar for quite a while. I had heard it mentioned in many conversations about 2020’s best debut by some of my favourite book bloggers. I’m always careful about not getting *too* hyped up about new releases (unless it’s the next book of a series I love), butContinue reading “Review – The Bone Shard Daughter”
It took me about five minutes after having finished reading The Bard’s Blade to open it’s sequel, A Chorus of Fire, up and plunge back into this captivating story. I won’t venture into spoilers territory here, but if you want to know absolutely nothing about what happens in the first book, you may want toContinue reading “Review – A Chorus of Fire”
The Bard’s Blade was absolutely captivating and incredibly very well written. The prose is simple yet extremely engaging. The story is crafted in a way that makes it effortless to read, and I absolutely mean this as a positive. It is one of the reasons this book sank it’s teeth in me early on andContinue reading “Review – The Bard’s Blade”
To wait, or to buy. A look at the impact those who wait to buy and binge-read series can have on the book writing business.
Working in a book store, I get to chat about a lot of different book-related topics with customers. Some of the most commonly asked questions are “how many books are in this series?” and “how many of them are currently published?” More often than not, they will wait for the entirety of a series toContinue reading “To wait, or to buy. A look at the impact those who wait to buy and binge-read series can have on the book writing business.”
My two favorite genres of literature are Fantasy and Detective-Mystery. So when I first picked up The Last Smile in Sunder City from the shelf at the store and read the back, it took me less than five seconds to know this would end up on my own shelf. It also took me less thanContinue reading “Review – The Last Smile in Sunder City”
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