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)

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (+ Blog Update)

When Addie LaRue first came out, I didn’t expect I’d wind up reading it anytime soon. It wasn’t that I thought I wouldn’t like it; if it was anything at all like the Darker Shades of Magic series, it would be amazing. It’s just that I already have so many books to read, even have … More Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (+ Blog Update)

Raven Cycle Wrap-Up

Maggie Stiefvater will be my downfall. It is books like these that make me remember why I gravitate towards high fantasy; urban fantasy, when done well, can utterly destroy the heart. I like my heart. To me, urban fantasy is done at its best when infused with a touch of whimsy, but that whimsy makes … More Raven Cycle Wrap-Up

What is Fantasy?

I recently watched an old youtube podcast involving three hosts talk about fantasy. (For the intensely curious: The Story Telling Podcast #16: Writing Fantasy) It was clear that they were not particularly well-versed in the genre, and to be fair it was back from 2013. However, as I listened to them try to to define … More What is Fantasy?

February Reading Reflections: Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

After my slow progress through the Wheel of Time series–which, never fear, I’m still reading!–let me tell you: I forgot how exhilarating it can be to read an entire book in less than a day. I got a week off of work to spend some time with my family, during which time I finished Lord … More February Reading Reflections: Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater