Category Archives: Book Review

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


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

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The Bastard Read-Along: Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #2) by Scott Lynch

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The Bastard Read-Along is being hosted by Kaja @ OfDragonsAndHearts and myself. If you are interested please comment down below with your name or like to your review if you have written one, and we will add your name to the list of bastards. We would love for you to join us and read along! 🙂 However, you don’t have write a review to participate. Fell free to just read the books, and then comeback and read everyone’s review and join in on the discussions 🙂


Read Seas Under Read Skies (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch

Publisher: Bantam Specta

Publication Date: August 2007 (first published June 20, 2007)

Edition: Hardcover, 558 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Rating

Still very good, but it was… different…
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Book Review: Scavenger: A.I. (Sand Divers #2) by Timothy C. Ward

Scavenger: A.I. (Sand Divers #2) by Timothy C. Ward

Publisher: Spike Publishing

Publication Date: June 28, 2015

Edition: ebook, 276 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic

Rating: 3.5/5

Sympathetic characters and imaginative sci-fi technology.
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Book Review: Hope and Red (Empire of Storms #1) by Jon Skovron

Hope and Red (Empire of Storms #1) by Jon Skovron

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: June 30, 2016

Edition: ebook, 416 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5

A story of vengeance and love.
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Book Review: In the Shadow of the Gods (Bound Gods #1) by Rachel Dunne

In The Shadow of the Gods: A Bound Gods Novel (Bound Gods #1by Rachel Dunne

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Publication Date: June 21, 2016

Edition: ebook, 400 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5

A new epic fantasy author to look-out for!
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Comic Book Review: Starve #7 (Starve #7) by Brian Wood

Starve #7 (Starve #7) by Brian Wood (story), Danikel Zezelj (art, cover), and Dave Stewart (color, cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: March 16, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Food

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating

Gavin’s plan is genius – albeit, very dangerous. 
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Book Review & Giveaway: Spear of Light (The Glittering Edge #2) by Brenda Cooper

Spear of Light (Glittering Edge #2) by Brenda Cooper

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: June 7, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 320 pages

Genre: Science-Fiction

Rating: 4/5

The Glittering Edge duology is a must read sci-fi series. 
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Book Review: The Conjurers by David Waid

The Conjurers: A Gritty Fantasy of Witches and Wizards by David Waid

Publisher: Deadlock Publishing

Publication Date: June 1, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 319 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3/5

 Magic, demons, and wizards!
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Book Review: The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde

The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde


Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Edition: ebook, 96 pages

Genre: Novella, Fantasy

Rating: 3/5

“an epic fantasy, in miniature”… to a certain extent.
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Book Review: The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney

The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney

Publisher: Solaris

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Edition: ebook, 320 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Faerie Tale

Rating: 3/5

The next time someone ask me what  “beautiful story” is, I will tell them to read this.
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