Saturday, 22 December 2018

Review: Sweet Black Waves; by Kristina Perez



Well, well, well. What do we have here?

A book review, that's what!

I thought I should get more posts out, so I figured I might as well do a quick review of a book I read earlier this year.

As in, this summer.

Yeah, I should probably review more things...

Anyway.

This review may be a bit late in the year, but this is still a new release (as in, came out in 2018).

(What? Me reviewing a new release instead of a book that's several years old? What is this sorcery?)

Let's get the technogobbledegook out of the way first.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Review: Age of Swords (Legends of the First Empire Book 2); by Michael J. Sullivan


Several months ago, I said I would review the Legends of the First Empire books, and keep up as each one comes out.

Well, now I'm finally getting to book two.

I'm not going to get into spoilers, so don't be worried about that. Also, if you haven't read my review for the first book, Age of Myth, check it out here.

Ayway, let's get on to book 2 of Legends of the First Empire.

This is my review of Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan.


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Villains

Hello again, dear readers.

Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday.

Welcome to the topic I had been VERY MUCH HOPING FOR in this month's Top 5 Lists.

That's right. Time to talk about VILLAINS!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you might have seen that last year I did an entire villain-themed month for October. (Links will be at the bottom of this post)

By the way, if you would like to see my previous Top Five Wednesday, check it out right here, and you can check out the Goodreads Group for Top 5 Wednesday right here.

Anyway, I love villains, so this was a particularly interesting list to narrow down. Since I want to keep my Top Fives to books only, the main top five list will only be book villains. However, I will have a few honourable mentions from other mediums at the end of the post.

Also, these aren't really in a particular order, these just happen to be my favourites, but I can't really put them one over the other. I love them all for different reasons.

Without further ado, let's talk about villains!


Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Magic Systems

Welcome to October, dear readers, and welcome back to another Top Five Wednesday!

If you don't know, I am part of the Goodreads group Top Five Wednesday, which is an open group where a topic for a top five list is given, and everyone gives their rankings for that list. (Check out the group right here, and you can see my previous top five here.)

Anyway, today's topic is a really exciting one to me, and that is the Top Five Magic Systems!

As a person who is a huge fan of the fantasy genre (and, for that matter, mostly reads fantasy), I have a certain love of magic systems that has developed over the years. I've even actually written a full blog post talking about some of the basics of magic systems some time back (Check it out right over here, if you feel so inclined).

And so, without further ado, here are my top five magic systems to kick off the month!


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Favourite Book Covers


It's Wednesday again! Welcome back to another top five!

If you missed my post a few weeks ago, I recently got into the Goodreads group Top Five Wednesday, which is a group where a topic for a top five list is given, and everyone gives their rankings for that list. (Check out the group right here, and you can see my previous top five here.)

You may have noticed that I didn't do Top Five Wednesday for the past two weeks, and that's because I just didn't connect with the last two topics. I looked at them, and couldn't come up with anything whatsoever.

This topic, however, made me SUPER EXCITED!

IT'S TIME TO TALK ABOUT BOOK COVERS!!!!!!

I. Love. Book covers. I'm a really visual and artistic person, and beautiful book covers make me so VERY happy.

And that also made this list a bit...difficult, since I had to narrow down the book covers I love to my top five.

But I did it. Somehow, I did it.

So, without further ado and not actually in any particular order since I love them all and there are many others that could also rank up here with them, here are five of my favourite book covers.



Thursday, 6 September 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Favourite Friend Groups


Hello, everyone! Happy Wednesday to you!

...or Thursday...I didn't quite get this post finished at a reasonable posting time yesterday...

...haha...oops...

HAPPY BELATED WEDNESDAY TO YOU!

So for the past while, I've been seeing a thing called 'Top 5 Wednesday' on YouTube. When I saw that it was an open-to-join group on Goodreads, I thought I'd join in.

(You can check the Top 5 Wednesday group out right here if you like.)

Basically, the gist of it is that every Wednesday there is a new prompt for a top five list, and everyone does a list of their picks for their top five.

Today's topic is, as you can probably see in the title, the Top Five Favourite Friend Groups. People are allowed to take from all media for these prompts, but I want to keep the actual lists book-centric. I will have a couple honourable mentions, though.

So, without further ado, here are my picks for my Top Five Favourite Friend Groups in books.


Monday, 27 August 2018

A Very Specific Set of Skills: Choosing an Assassin's Method

So.

You. Yes, you.

The "assassin".

Theoretical assassin.

You have your target. You have your wardrobe.

You look fantastic.

Now it's time for the fun bit.

Let's. Get. STABBITY.

...or not stabbity. Many assassins fight without stabbity weapons, and every assassin should be at least proficient at all methods of dealing death, and many also have a specialty that they like to fall back on as their preferred technique.

But, anyway, it's time to get to my favourite part with assassins: the thing that makes them badass.

Let's talk about some assassin methods.