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

Rapid Book Reviews! (The Song of Achilles, Long Way Down, This Savage Song)

In a rare reading victory on my end, I managed to wrap up three books in the last week. I don’t want to feature one single book for this week’s blog post, so we’re going to try something new today. No spoilers, no focus on any single book. I’ll give a little info on each … More Rapid Book Reviews! (The Song of Achilles, Long Way Down, This Savage Song)