Wrapping up long-due reviews

I think I finally realized I won’t write the full reviews of these books especially since more and more time passes and I can’t finish (or even start) writing some of these, so here’s a gathering of some, seemingly random stories I’ve read in 2016. Actually, there will be one, or maybe two more posts like this as I’d like to separate novels, comics and maybe manga because it looks like I’ve got a lot of stories I read and haven’t reviewed at all.

concealedConcealed (Beholder #2) by Christina Bauer

Goodreads | Amazon | Review of book 1
A copy of the book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is a solid continuation to “Cursed” that I reviewed before. This book has a bit more intrigue and surprises. Even with the steady, almost slow pace, it reads well. Continue reading “Wrapping up long-due reviews”

Top 5 Wednesday – Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre

imgresIt is so hard to pick just one book from your favorite genre. And it’s hard to choose just 5 genres too apparently, but I guess these will have to do. Maybe these aren’t the perfect choices, but I love these books and I think they might make good starters :).

5. EnchantedFairytale retellings

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis – A cute and cuddly story that I loved. Maybe it’s more of a fairy tale itself rather than a retelling, but it has plenty of elements from more and less known tales.

It’s romantic, very nice and easy to read and it has some great characters.

Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre”

Down the rabbit hole

Complete Alice in WonderlandComplete Alice in Wonderland by Leah Moore, John Reppion , Erica Awano

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads blurb:

Dynamite Entertainment takes readers down the rabbit hole and into the astonishing world of Lewis Carroll with The Complete Alice in Wonderland. This comic book adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Written by John Reppion and Leah Moore, illustrated by Erica Awano, and based on the original story by Lewis Carroll.

Oooh Alice, what else could be said about her story. There were so many versions and retellings out there. Some are original, some… not so much. Some simply try to make the story more approachable. Continue reading “Down the rabbit hole”

Stories full of imagination

Why, oh why did I wait so long to read this? These stories are fantastic! I loved the ideas, the worlds, the characters. And the introduction by Patrick Rothfuss too 😀 (I can’t believe I haven’t read his books yet… will fix it soon, I hope.).

Word puppetsWord Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First a few words about each of the stories, about the things I liked about them.

The Bound Man – The stories are supposed to be set chronologically as they were written, so the first stories were the oldest. I loved this one! Well, I do like Asian culture and the first story has a Japanese feel at the start and magical at that. Add to it a bit of a time-travel, some troll slaying and it’s all fun.

Yes, the story is not perfect – I missed the fight scenes, at least, the main one. The story simply skipped it. But the idea was fantastic.

Chrysalis – How about a bit of a science-fiction? This is a curious story about a woman, who travels to an alien planet to become a documentarian. Why? You will have to read it to see. It was a curious story and I liked how it ended, even if it was a bit rushed.

Rampion – That one was unexpected – a short introduction, or maybe a retelling of beginnings of Rapunzel’s story. Maybe nothing unexpected, but curious. Continue reading “Stories full of imagination”