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Top Reads of 2018!

Back again with another rare post that is NOT an interview!

2018 was another full year of medial school, and I was able to read another (whopping!) 6 books! I actually did read a thousand more pages than last year though, because I was mainly reading novels, as opposed to short fiction, this year (4 novels, 1 anthology, 1 novella)

Regardless! I will still promote all the books I gave a rating of 4/5 or higher! 🙂

Without further ado, I am happy to announce my…

Top Reads of 2018! 


 2. The Two of Swords series by K.J. Parker

About the Book:

The epic opening volume in The Two of Swords trilogy by World Fantasy Award-winning author K. J. Parker.

“Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it’s better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings,” he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, “mostly from force of habit.”

A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.

The Two of Swords is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes.

About the Book:

The second volume in The Two of Swords trilogy by World Fantasy Award-winning author K.J. Parker.

“Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it’s better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings,” he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, “mostly from force of habit.”

A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.

The Two of Swords is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes.

About the Book:

The epic concluding volume in The Two of Swords trilogy by World Fantasy Award-winning author K. J. Parker.

“Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it’s better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings,” he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, “mostly from force of habit.”

A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.

The Two of Swords is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes.

My Rating: 4/5

Why You Should Read It: A 23 part, serial novelization, that was brought together, and released in 3 separate volumes.

I wanted to be picky, and had a better memory, I could have ranked each one of these novels separately – but I read far too long ago and have many more things on my mind outside of reading this. However, I did each volume a 4/5, and I’m pretty sure each volumes short story ratings, averaged out to essential the same overall rating.

Volume 1: Read My Review

Volume 2: Read My Review

Volume 3: Read My Review

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Top Reads of 2017!

I feel like it would be a sin to be running a book blog and to not make a “best of” list for the books I read every year. However, 2017 was my first full year of medial school, meaning that I did not have to read many books all (only 2 novels, 1 novella, 1 novelette, and 2 short-stories in total).

Regardless! I will still promote all the books I gave a rating of 4/5 or higher! 🙂

Without further ado, I am happy to announce my…

Top Reads of 2017! 


 2. Infinity Blade: Redemption (Infinity Blade #2) by Brandon Sanderson

About the Book:

Long months have passed since Siris and the God King, enemies betrayed
together, were left to rot in the prison at the Vault of Tears. Their 
true enemy — the Worker of Secrets, creator of the Infinity Blade
itself — now reigns.

Upon finally obtaining freedom, Siris must unravel plots that seem to
 make no sense, lead a rebellion with no direction, and fight against the 
division within his very heart. The secrets unraveled will dig backward 
in time toward the origins of the deathless and the true nature of the 
world itself…

From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and ChAIR entertainment, creators of the blockbuster Infinity Blade video game series, comes the second novel in the epic Infinity Blade saga. This latest tale delves deeper into the fantastical world of Infinity Blade, a world of mystery and intrigue where magic and technology are indistinguishable and even life and death are not as they seem.

My Rating: 4/5

Why You Should Read It: It’s part 2 of the short-fiction duology, and the first was so much fun to read!

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Book Review: Infinity Blade: Redemption (Infinity Blade #2) by Brandon Sanderson


Infinity Blade: Redemption(Infinity Blade #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: ChAIR Entertainment Group

Publication Date: September 8, 2013 (first published September 3, 2013)

Edition: ebook, 147 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Video Game, Novella

Rating: 4/5


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Book Review: Infinity Blade: Awakening (Infinity Blade #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Infinity Blade: Awakening(Infinity Blade #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: ChAIR Entertainment Group

Publication Date: October 3, 2011 (first published June 18, 2011)

Edition: ebook, 128 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Video Game, Novelette

Rating: 4/5


I parried and slashed may way through this novelette in no time!

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The Friday Face-Off: In The Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


The Friday Face-Off: In The Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson

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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


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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


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Top 9 Published Books in 2015!

Throughout the month of January (more like February now, I guess), I will posting various “best of” lists, ranging from the best books I read that were published in 2015, to my top 5 and 4 stars reads of 2015, to the best short fiction of 2015, and to my favorite foodie quotes!

Today, I am happy to announce my…

Top 9 Published Books in 2015!


9. Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan

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About the Book:

Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now. Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella’s in ways both professional and personal.

Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella’s life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Why You Should Read It: If you’re looking for a series with a strong female protagonist – look no further! This series is for you! Plus, DRAGONS.

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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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Book Collecting: Update #15

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Brandon Sanderon’s Shadows of Shelf Book Tour!!!

Yep, I got ALL of them signed 🙂

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