Book Review: Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer

Almost two and a half years ago, only a few months after its publication, I picked up Renegades hoping it would be another Lunar Chronicles. I left that book feeling somewhat disappointed; neither hating it nor loving it, but rather just sort of wishing it had given me something more. I’ve had its sequels, Archenemies … More Book Review: Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer

Book Review: Knife of Dreams (Wot #11) by Robert Jordan

After the slow-moving narrative of the previous book, Knife of Dreams is all it’s hyped up to be. Many of the plotlines that dragged Crossroads of Twilight are officially brought to a close as everyone steels themselves for the last battle. I’ll talk about the pacing of the overall series below, but first, let’s dive … More Book Review: Knife of Dreams (Wot #11) by Robert Jordan

Setting Study: The Harbor from The Starless Sea

The Harbor from Erin Morgenstern’s The Starless Sea is an interesting place as far as Narnia-esque places go. Set beside the honey-filled titular Starless Sea, the Harbor isn’t exactly one place, but one of many. Set apart from the “real world” by magic doors, it is a place of wonder and beauty. As the years … More Setting Study: The Harbor from The Starless Sea

Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I think it’s somewhat ironic, after discussing parts to whole when contemplating a book’s goodness, that I’ve stumbled across a book that just won’t give me an answer. What is good in it is well-planned and cross-referenced in a way that makes it feel like you’re solving a mystery, and books like that tend to … More Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Book Review: Crossroads of Twilight (WoT #10) By Robert Jordan

Widely regarded as the final book of the “slog,” Crossroads of Twilight leave a lot to discuss. There are quite a few different PoVs I’d like to take a look at individually, but first I think it’s important to address a few questions: How bad is the slog, exactly? And how does it affect the … More Book Review: Crossroads of Twilight (WoT #10) By Robert Jordan

In Extremis

I write this on March 23d, on the heels of an announcement made in my state: all non-essential personnel are now mandated to stay home in order to decrease how overwhelmed the medical field is going to get as a result of this virus. For certain occupations, where it is already possible to work from … More In Extremis