Category: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Good…: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a classic novel that is the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. In the novel we learn more about Frodo’s uncle Bilbo, and how he came to possess “The One Ring to Rule Them All.” Gandalf enlists Bilbo as a burglar to help a band of dwarves […]

Book Review: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Good…: Jennifer L. Armentrout’s White Hot Kiss is the first book in her The Dark Elements series. The story revolves around a girl named Layla who is half Warden (Gargoyle) and half demon. Abandoned as a child, Layla is adopted by the Wardens – a race of creatures who work to keep humans safe […]

Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

The Good…: Wendy Higgins’ Sweet Evil is about a young, naive girl named Anna, who is the daughter of an Angel and a Demon. For most of her life she’s known she was different from other people, but lived in ignorance about her parentage until one day when she meets a hot, lusty drummer named […]

Book Review: Champion (A Legend Novel) by Marie Lu

Book Review: Champion (A Legend Novel) by Marie Lu

The Good…: Marie Lu concludes her Legend series with Champion. In Champion, Day and June continue to struggle in their personal relationship, as they continue to struggle against the  Republic’s impending war with the Colonies. Even though a lot of the book focuses on the impending war, it mainly seemed to focus on the strain […]

Book Review: Prodigy (A Legend Novel) by Marie Lu

Book Review: Prodigy (A Legend Novel) by Marie Lu

****Caution: This review contains spoilers from Legend**** The Good…: In Prodigy, Day and June struggle to survive in the wake of the events from Legend. The two have escaped Los Angeles, and head towards Las Vegas in search of the Patriots with the hope that they’ll be able to topple the Republic once and for all. However, the painful memory of […]

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

The Good…: Marie Lu’s Legend takes place in the dystopian society of a futuristic United States. The country is divided by some mysterious circumstance into two separate and unequal nations: The Colonies of America and The Republic of America. As the two nations engage in an ongoing war for supremacy, two teens fight for survival and each other. […]

Book Review: Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy #1)

Book Review: Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy #1)

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. The Good…: In Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked, Ivy Morgan is a young woman living in New Orleans who fights fairies for a living. She’s a woman who wants more than the violence that’s permeated every area of her life, and cost her everything she loves. Having closed herself […]

Book Review: The Empty Throne (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: The Empty Throne (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

“When a man must choose between nothing and everything he has small choice.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne The Good…: The Empty Throne contains the same fast-paced battle scenes, political scheming, and surprising twists as the other seven novels in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories. The Novel picks up a few months after the Uhtred fought Cnut and was […]

Book Review: The Pagan Lord (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: The Pagan Lord (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

“Five things make a man happy,” I told him, “a good ship, a good sword, a good hound, a good horse, and a woman.” “Not a good woman?” Finan asked, amused. “They’re all good,” I said, “except when they’re not, and then they’re better than good.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pagan Lord  The Good…: I’ve enjoyed all […]