Book Review: “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan

So far, this is my favorite book out of the Heroes of Olympus series. It's nearly 600 pages long, and it's got everything: battles, heartbreak, jokes, and gut-wrenching loss. I was correct when I predicted last week that at least two heroes would fall in this book - but I'm not going to tell you … Continue reading Book Review: “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan

This is the book where it hit me that the group of people I'd enjoyed reading about for so long were finally growing up. There is so much more romance in this book than there is in the previous books (and in the entirety of the previous series), and while at first I wanted to … Continue reading Book Review: “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

Reading this after a short break to read The Lord of the Rings and Mobile Suit Gundam: Origin's first five books was interesting. It reminds me so much of The Two Towers, where The Lost Hero followed half of the fellowship and The Son of Neptune followed the other half, the Percy half. Because yes, … Continue reading Book Review: “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

The beginning of this book feels like Frankenstein to me, albeit a monster that's made of wood and not human flesh. Geppetto is so frightened by his creation at first, and then, unlike Victor Frankenstein, he feels like he comes to care for it, goes and buys it clothes, and sends it off to school. … Continue reading Book Review: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

Book Review: “Woven in Moonlight” by Isabel Ibanez

I think my main issue with this book is that I'm supposed to feel sorry for Ximena in the beginning, when she's captured by the Llacsans, and I feel nothing. She is supposed to be the Decoy Condesa, but everything she does shows that she has had very little training in this matter. She is … Continue reading Book Review: “Woven in Moonlight” by Isabel Ibanez

Book Review: “Over the Woodward Wall” by A. Deborah Baker

First of all, let this be known that this is the first book in a series, so if you're not looking for a commitment, you may want to skip this book until the rest of the books have been published. Now, having said that, let's begin. I have read a lot of regular "adult" fiction … Continue reading Book Review: “Over the Woodward Wall” by A. Deborah Baker

DNF: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

What? Are you surprised by the DNF in the post title? Yes, it's true - I've DNF'd my very first book of the year. It's Bloodline by Jess Lourey. I had such high hopes for this book, and though I struggled (I got to 33%, according to the progress bar on my Kindle), this one … Continue reading DNF: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

Book Review: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford was the sixth book I read in 2021, and it is the first book I'd put on my "disappointing" list for the end of the year. Content Warning: Pedophilia, Incest, Spoilers The only reason I picked this book up is because it was the January 2020 book for … Continue reading Book Review: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

Book Review: “Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men” by Harold Schechter

I can see why some people rated this book so low. The author has gone out of his way to make sure that pictures of Belle get put into the book, and yet he still describes her as "not a beauty" (when the first picture is very attractive for its time) and later says "That … Continue reading Book Review: “Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men” by Harold Schechter

Book Review: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

First things first: this book seems way more advanced, reading-level-wise, than the Percy Jackson series. I don't know if that's because the main characters are in the 15-16ish age range (whereas Percy was just 12 in The Lightning Thief), but this book doesn't feel nearly as middle school-y as the first series did. The stylistic … Continue reading Book Review: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan