Category: 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

On January 2nd of last year I set out to participate in 6 themed challenges as well as posting an overall goal on Goodreads. In some ways I was more successful than others. I beat my Goodreads and Flights of Fantasy goal twice over, my TBR Pile and Historical Fiction goals only once, and didn’t quite succeed with my Banned Books and Back to the Classics challenges. Oh, well! […]

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (SPOILERS)

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (SPOILERS)

As many of you may know, I’ve recently discovered the wonderful writing of Sarah J. Maas. After devouring her Throne of Glass series, I picked up Maas’ Beauty and the Beast re-telling, A Court of Thorns and Roses. I probably should say it’s loosely based on the classic fairy tale, as this story is very different. Nineteen-year-old Feyre is the main […]

Book Review: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.” Illuminae is a fantastic book by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff that takes place in the year 2575. The story centers around Kady and her ex-boyfriend Ezra, who end up fleeing […]

Book Review: Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy) by J. R. Ward

Book Review: Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy) by J. R. Ward

I was overjoyed when I first learned author J.R. Ward was going to create a spin-off to her popular The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She didn’t disappoint. Blood Kiss, book 1 in Ward’s new Black Dagger Legacy series picks up the story from BDB’s Shadows. A new character, Paradise, decides to join the re-vamped training program despite her Glymera upbringing. To counteract the main […]

Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

“Was there any human urge more pitiful-or more intense- than wanting another chance at something?” Growing up I was a major Stephen King fan, so I guess it’s kind of weird I never really finished many of his books. So when I heard his son had grown up to be a writer I was a […]

Book Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Book Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Author Melissa Meyer’s long-awaited conclusion to her popular The Lunar Chronicles series was finally released this month, and it was everything I hoped it would be. Winter gives readers more insight into the titular character who has been very important from the beginning, but not as well fleshed out. The novel picks up right after the third […]

Book Review: The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn (Order of the M.U.S.E.) by Mia Marlowe

Book Review: The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn (Order of the M.U.S.E.) by Mia Marlowe

Mia Marlowe’s third novel in her Order of the M.U.S.E. series, The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn, provides readers with another fun, paranormal story. This time around the story centers around pickpocket turned lady’s maid turned Extraordinaire Meg Anthony. Meg is still trying to stay out her uncle’s nefarious clutches, but when he tracks her down the Duke of […]

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

“Those who have sacrificed always have the most to lose.” Author Danielle Paige’s debut novel, Dorothy Must Die, begins where the famous novels and film ends. Kind of. The heroine, Amy Gumm, is another Kansas girl who finds herself in Oz, when she finds herself recruited by The Order of the Wicked to assassinate Dorothy. Why? Simply […]

Book Review: Red Rising & Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Book Review: Red Rising & Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising is the first book in his Red Rising trilogy about a man trying to free his people from slavery. Darrow is that young man. Born as a Red, the lowest caste in a color-coded society, forced to mine Mars for colonization. Like the Reds around him, Darrow doesn’t realize he’s a slave. He thinks his […]

Book Review: Embraced (The Eternal Balance) by Jus Accardo

Book Review: Embraced (The Eternal Balance) by Jus Accardo

“To gain a chance at heaven, they’ll need to embrace hell…” Embraced is the follow-up to Jus Accord’s Ruined. Her Eternal Balance series centers around a demon possessed guy named Jax.  Jax, and his twin brother, are descendant from Cain and Able. Thanks to Cain becoming the world’s first murder by slaying his brother Abel, cursing all of those with […]