Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older My rating: 3 of 5 stars You ever go into a book hoping you’ll love it and you just don’t. Like you don’t even hate it, you just feel kind of meh. Well, that’s exactly what happened with this. I trudged through it over a week and a half…

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars What I’m about to say and what you can probably tell upsets me: I only liked to write this book. I didn’t love it like I wanted to. Trust me, I really wanted to love this story. There’s a minority on the cover. So…

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Okay, breath. I’ve managed to decompress after reading this novel. It sent me into fits of joy and had me squealing and declaring my love for a new OTP. Was it perfect? Nope. Was it everything I needed and didn’t even realize? Yes. Let me…

Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I received and advanced reader copy through Goodreads First Reads. Can some one please tell me why more people don’t know about this book? I absolutely loved it. No, it isn’t completely ridden of YA tropes, but there are plenty in there to irritate…

Regarding Fantasy #5: Worldbuilding

When I first thought of doing the series a few weeks ago, I was positively certain that I wouldn’t touch worldbuilding. A million people have touched on it before and it isn’t unique to Fantasy. Every story requires worldbuilding to a degree. But denying Fantasy’s close link and necessity of worldbuilding would be foolish. The…

Regarding Fantasy #1: What If

I readily acknowledge that every story regarding is a story that tries to answer the what if of a situation. However, what if applies more solidly to the speculative genre. It is called the speculative genre after all. The big question of that massive genre is what if so and so. The major difference between…