Book Review: The Gathering Storm (WoT #12) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The end is drawing near. As the characters are preparing for the impending Last Battle, the narrative grows more intense and the stakes grow higher. The Gathering Storm focuses primarily on Rand al’Thor and Egwene al’Vere as they try to rally their people towards peace and unity; chaos and bloodshed will only provide the Dark … More Book Review: The Gathering Storm (WoT #12) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

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

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