Book Review: Hollow Kingdom

Hollow Kingdom is unique take on the zombie apocalypse from the perspective of the animals left behind. The cast of characters was fun and relatable, but they sometimes feels formulaic. I enjoyed the story, but it was predictable at moments and pacing of character development felt rushed in some places and glacially slow in others. Overall an enjoyable read and a worthy addition to any zombie aficionado.

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Book Review: The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky book Cover

Recommendation: Must Read 

The Stone Sky, the final book in the The Broken Earth trilogy is a satisfying conclusion to the series, but not a feel good one. The underlying feeling of despair and fatalism remains. While the ending was positive, it was still dark and bitter. All of the story threads are neatly wrapped up, this is far from a fairy tale ending. It has a feeling of, “We passed this hurdle, but the race isn’t over.”

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Book Review: The Fifth Season

5/5 Stars: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin is a wonderful, dark view of a world on the brink of collapse. She brings a unique perspective to the fantasy genre that you won’t find in any other author.  While the book at the beginning is confusing and there are lots of pieces that you don’t necessarily understand, The Fifth Season tells a dark story of a desperate mother and desperate world on the brink of collapse–and it doesn’t pull any punches.

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Book Review: Imperial Radch Series

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1) by Ann Leckie Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2) by Ann Leckie Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch, #3) by Ann Leckie

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4 / 5 Stars – I loved the main character and the world building Radch culture, and the treatment of AI as more than cold logic. The story line got muddled at a few places throughout the series and the main story arch ended abruptly enough I had literary whiplash. Overall, the few faults of this series don’t make it less of a great read.

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