I can’t really do a review of a book I’ve read so many times, I’ve lost count. But I can tell you all the moments, both Big and Small (that’s a book reference, see?), that continue to blow me away, moments that I’m always looking forward to reading. Obviously, spoilers abound. This should be fun … More Top Ten Moments in Fire By Kristin Cashore
Back in May, we got one of the few pieces of good news that 2020 has to offer: the Graceling Realm series isn’t over. A new book is going to be released in early 2021, called Winterkeep. You can find all of the initial information in my blog post, plus some of my expectations for … More The Winterkeep Cover Reveal!!
I cannot tell you how excited I was to learn that we were going to get another book in the Graceling Realm series. If you know anything about me from my blog, it’s probably that I absolutely adore this series. It’s been eight years since Bitterblue had been published, and with the way it ended, … More Winterkeep: Publication Info and Personal Expectations
Although not a particularly rich world, The Dells from Kristin Cashore’s Fire (Graceling Realm #2) touches on many world-building elements that give it a realistic feel. The Dells, set apart from the Graceling Realm by nigh-impassable mountains, has its own unique magic system that comes simply in the form of its so-called monsters. The novel … More Setting Study: The Dells from Fire
Last week I, I brought up the happy news that Wheel of Time is getting its own TV show. However, with conflict already brewing over questions of character race and what that should mean for their actors and actresses, I thought it would be prudent to dedicate an entire blog post about it. Book-to-screen adaptions … More On Character Accuracy
There are many types of relationships a character can pursue during the course of a novel. Oftentimes, they tend to be more romantic pursuits than platonic, as romance is seen having higher stakes with a higher payout than anything platonic. While I would highly discourage the concept that the only worthwhile relationship is the romantic … More Adding Romance to a Story