A Discussion of Narrative Style: Exploring 1st Person PoV in Fantasy

I’d heard a lot about The Cruel Prince by Holly Black in the months prior to me purchasing the novel (which was way back in March if I remember correctly). It’s taken me a while to get to it because I can’t seem to stop myself from buying books this year, but I finally got … More A Discussion of Narrative Style: Exploring 1st Person PoV in Fantasy

Extended Book Series and the Fallibility of the Human Memory

As a fantasy reader, I am well familiar with book series. And although I’m just as fascinated by standalone fantasy and the rise of the duology (specifically for their tight narratives), I will never complain at stumbling across a book I really love and finding out that it is the first in four, or seven, … More Extended Book Series and the Fallibility of the Human Memory

RBR: Firekeeper’s Daughter, Kings of the Wyld, etc.

Alright, friends, I’ve read a handful of books in the past two weeks and it’s time for another rapid book review. There’s actually a pretty nice variety in the books–a historic YA fantasy, a YA thriller, an adult epic fantasy, a play, and a YA epic fantasy. So there’s probably something for just about everyone … More RBR: Firekeeper’s Daughter, Kings of the Wyld, etc.

Setting Study: Monsters of Verity and the Fringes of Genre

Victoria Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology is one that walks two tracks: it follows some unwritten rules of genre writing while carving out a completely new niche in the specific subgenre of Fantasy. In today’s post, I’m going to attempt to extrapolate what, exactly, might make a book feel more of a genre book rather … More Setting Study: Monsters of Verity and the Fringes of Genre