Fantasy - General

[ARC Review] Lies of Descent

Fallen God’s War Book 1 by Troy Carrol Bucher
Published on: August 20, 2019

In this new epic fantasy series a world has been created full of enemies that have opposed each other for hundreds of years. The Draegora and Esharii drew sides against each other long ago, but even amongst themselves they have competing factions vying for power.

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Epic Fantasy

[ARC Review] – Beasts of the Frozen Sun

Frozen Sun Saga #1 by Jill Creswell
Published on: August 6, 2019

I really wanted to like this one. I really enjoy the fantasy genre and felt I had recently been spending too much time away from it, so when I picked it up I was ready to dive in and fall in love. What I found was a nicely done book that just wasn’t for me.

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Audio Book Reviews, Fantasy - General

A Darker Shade of Magic – Audio Book Review

Shades of Magic Book 1 by V.E. Schwab
Published on:  February 24, 2015

I liked a lot of what is in this book, but then there were some parts or conversations that frustrated me so much that at times I almost jerked the headset off my head as I reached to stop the audio book. Right now, I have no idea if it was the character that was driving me crazy or the way that character was portrayed in the audio book.

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Steampunk/Fantasy

Michael McGillicuddy and the Most Amazing Race – Book Review

By Trevor A. Dutcher
Published on: June 15, 2019

If you’ve ever seen the Wacky Races by Hanna-Barbera, then you might have a little idea of what one leg of the race Michael McGillicuddy experiences is like.  This steampunk book has a little of everything:  heroes, heroines, villains, back-stabbers, fun gadgets, puzzles, and more.

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Steampunk/Fantasy

Storm & Fury: A Storm & Fury Adventures Collection

by Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin
Published on: February 23, 2018

Storm & Fury is a collection of short stories and novellas that really show how much fun the Steampunk genre can be.  If you have been wanting to dip your feet into this genre these short stories may be a good way to start.

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Audio Book Reviews, Fantasy - General

The Forgotten Room

Jeremy Logan #4 by Lincoln Child
Published on: May 12, 2015

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I’ve often suspected that I tend to enjoy books even more when I hear them on audio.  Something about them being acted out and hearing distinct voices makes them become more interesting to me.  Mediocre books become Good.  Good books become Great. Great books become Exceptional.  Take Harry Potter – Most everyone loves Harry Potter, but when you add Jim Dale (U.S. version) to the mix with his 5 gazillion voices and well…his work on Harry Potter was nothing short of fantastic.  There’s a reason he earned a Grammy for it.   So, as I was listening to The Forgotten Room and realizing I wasn’t “loving it” like I usually do, I had to think on why that may be.

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Sci Fi, YA Fantasy

Necromancer’s Prison

Bluewater Grove Book 1 by Alec Whitesell, Craig Bonacorsi
Published on:  June 11, 2019

It always feels like a breath of fresh air when I read a book I enjoy and don’t have to talk myself into finishing.  The Necromancer’s Prison combines three of my favorite genre’s:  YA, science fiction, and fantasy. 

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