Category Archives: Backlist Burndown

Backlist Burndown: The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2) by Brian Staveley

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Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.

What?! Yeah, taht right! DJ is acutally posting a book review! 😀

Completely forgot I still had a couple novels reviews stored away for the Backlist Burndown! (so no, sadly, this is not me having free-time to read in medical school).


The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2) by Brian Staveley

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

Edition: Hardcover, 608 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


This was why I nominated Brian Staveley for the 2016 John W. Campbell Award Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Dragon Hunters (The Chronicles of the Exile #2) by Marc Turner

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Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


Dragon Hunters (The Chronicles of the Exile #2) by Marc Turer

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Edition: Hardcover, 464 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


I have yet to come across a book that has given the same feeling that A Game of Thrones did when I first read it, but Dragon Hunters is closest I have found.
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Backlist Burndown: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: October 17, 2014 (first published October, 2007)

Edition: Paperback, 768 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


That ending… Wow… Simply WOW… Continue reading

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Book Review: The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.     0


 

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: April 5, 2014 (first published August 21, 2007)

Edition: Paperback, 784 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 5/5


Another 5 star rating?! Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer #1) by Robin Hobb

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.

This is a book that I’m sure two bloggers (Lisa and Kaja) will be happy to see that I have finally read and reviewed 🙂


Assassins’s Apprentice (Farseer #1) by Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

Publication Date: March 6, 1996 (first published 2006)

Edition: Mass Market Paperback, 435 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5


It would be an injustice to give this book anything less than a 4 star Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Scourge of the Betrayers (Bloodsounder’s Arc #1) by Jeff Salyards

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


Scourge of the Betrayers (Bloodsounder’s Arc #1) by Jeff Salyards

Publisher: Night Shade Books

Publication Date: May 1, 2012 (first published Jul 25, 2006)

Edition: Hardcover, 320 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 3/5


Salyards fights scene are brutal, rough, intense, and bloody. Some of the best I’ve ever read. Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: May 13, 2014 (first published Jul 25, 2006)

Edition: Paperback, 672 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 5/5


It’s official: Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors
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Backlist Burndown: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 24, 2003 (first published June 10, 1982)

Edition: Paperback, 312 pages

Genre: Horror, Western, Dark Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5 Rating


That was confusing… but I think I liked it… Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: During the Dance by Mark Lawrence

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.

I could not have picked a better time to read this story. After just reading another short story, where I felt there was unnecessary amount of world-building to help develop a character, this is a PERFECT example of how you don’t need pages and pages to create a world and sympathetic character.


During the Dance by Mark Lawrence

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Publication Date: June 29, 2014

Edition: ebook, 9 pages

Genre: Short Story, Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


The ending game me goose bumps Continue reading

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Backlist Burndown: Book Review: Eat Fish and Die by S. Ron Mars

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


Eat Fish and Die by S. Ron Mars

Publisher: Hotspur Publishing

Publication Date: February 12, 2012

Edition: ebook, 19 pages

Genre: Short Story, Science Fiction, Humor,

Rating: 4/5


The funniest story I’ve read this year!
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