Book Review: The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce (Book 4 of The Immortals)

What this book is about:  Daine and Numair are closing in on the final chapter of quest to save Tortall from the hands of the Carthaki empire. The immortals are bigger, badder, and in more places than ever before. What I liked:  A beautiful little surprise tucked away at the end that had me cheering, … Continue reading Book Review: The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce (Book 4 of The Immortals)

Book Review: The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

What this book is about:  Imogene moves to a new school, where she immediately befriends Maxine, and then meets the ghost of a boy who died on the school grounds and haunts the school. Imogene then finds herself in the middle of all kinds of fairy weirdness and for the first time in her life … Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

Book Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

What this book is about:  This fantasy novel, book 3 of the Immortals Series, follows Daine and Numair (Arram Draper) through their voyage to the Carthaki capital to secure negotiations between Carthak and Tortall and avoid war. What I liked:  It's a Tamora Pierce novel. I loved it all. Seriously. Daine, of course, gets herself … Continue reading Book Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

Magic and Limitations

I've just finished reading Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. It's my first Sanderson book and dang, it was good (the review comes out in SEPTEMBER because I'm just THAT FAR AHEAD - maybe I need another month-long reading hiatus...). In any case, I've got some thoughts about it. First, a while back, I read some articles … Continue reading Magic and Limitations

Book Review: Forever by Pete Hamill

What this book is about:  This rich fantasy follows Cormac O'Connor as his life takes him from Ireland to New York City in 1740... and right through until today. He is granted immortality, but only under the condition that he never leaves the island of Manhattan. What I liked:  I loved the slow build up … Continue reading Book Review: Forever by Pete Hamill