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Book Review: Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher

Book Review: Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher

Death Masks by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Dresden Files (Book #5 of 25)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 464 pages (US Kindle edition)

Published: 4th March 2010 by Orbit (UK) & 5th August 2003 by Roc (US)


Harry Dresden need some sleep, and he’s not getting one easily.

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Book Review: The Angel’s Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Book Review: The Angel’s Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books (Book #2 of 4)

Genre: Historical fiction, Mystery

Pages: 673 pages (US Kindle edition)

Translated Edition Published: 2009 by Weidenfield & Nicholson, Orion Books (UK) & 2009 by Doubleday (US)


The Angel’s Game is another incredible book by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It’s as good as The Shadow of the Wind in a different way.

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Book Review: Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1) by Kate Elliott

Book Review: Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1) by Kate Elliott

ARC provided by the publishers—Tor Books & Head of Zeus—in exchange for an honest review.

Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Sun Chronicles (Book #1 of 3)

Genre: Sci-fi, Military Sci-fi, Space Opera

Pages: 528 pages (US hardback edition)

Published: 1st October 2020 by Head of Zeus (UK) & 7th July 2020 by Tor Books (US)


It’s quite outrageous that it took me this long to finally read Kate Elliott’s book for the very first time.

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Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire, #1) by Andrea Stewart

Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire, #1) by Andrea Stewart

ARC provided by the publisher—Orbit—in exchange for an honest review.

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Drowning Empire (Book #1 of 3)

Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Mystery

Pages: 448 pages (UK hardcover edition)

Published: 10th September 2020 by Orbit (UK) & 8th September 2020 by Orbit (US)


This will most likely be my favorite fantasy debut of 2020.

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Book Review: Caliban’s War (The Expanse, #2) by James S.A. Corey

Book Review: Caliban’s War (The Expanse, #2) by James S.A. Corey

Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Expanse (Book #2 of 9)

Genre: Science fiction, Space opera

Pages: 624 pages (UK paperback edition)

Published: 7th June 2012 by Orbit (UK) & 1st January 2012 by Orbit (US)


Avasarala is finally here!!!

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Book Review: Ascendant’s Rite (The Moontide Quartet, #4) by David Hair

Book Review: Ascendant’s Rite (The Moontide Quartet, #4) by David Hair

Ascendant’s Rite by David Hair

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Moontide Quartet (Book #4 of 4)

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Pages: 848 pages (UK paperback edition)

Published: 5th November 2015 by Jo Fletcher


Against all odds, Ascendant’s Rite was a tension-fused and satisfying conclusion for The Moontide Quartet.

“Life is a series of transactions. We all give to receive.”

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Book Review: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher

Book Review: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Dresden Files (Book #4 of 25)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 379 pages (US Kindle edition)

Published: 4th March 2010 by Orbit (UK) & 3rd September 2002 by Roc (US)


Summer Knight was super fun, and I expect the quality of the series can only stay consistently good or better from here on out.

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Book Review: Unholy War (The Moontide Quartet, #3) by David Hair

Book Review: Unholy War (The Moontide Quartet, #3) by David Hair

Unholy War by David Hair

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Series: The Moontide Quartet (Book #3 of 4)

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Erotica

Pages: 800 pages (UK paperback edition)

Published: 30th October 2014 by Jo Fletcher


Unholy War should’ve been titled I’mhorny War. By far, the most pointlessly lusty fantasy book I’ve ever read, and no, not in a good way.

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Book Review: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher

Book Review: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Dresden Files (Book #3 of 25)

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 465 pages (US Kindle edition)

Published: 4th March 2010 by Orbit (UK) & 1st September 2001 by Roc (US)


This book showed the first signs of The Dresden Files getting better in quality.

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Book Review: Scarlet Tides (The Moontide Quartet, #2) by David Hair

Book Review: Scarlet Tides (The Moontide Quartet, #2) by David Hair

Scarlet Tides by David Hair

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Moontide Quartet (Book #2 of 4)

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Pages: 688 pages (UK paperback edition)

Published: 24th October 2013 by Jo Fletcher


Wow. Scarlet Tides is an awesome sequel. My gratitude goes to Kitty G for recommending this super underrated series.

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