5/5 Stars – Great character development, snarky dialog and epiphanies for both the reader and the character make The Obelisk Gate a sequel that exceeds the original and left me excited to read more.
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
City of Miracles is everything I’ve come to expect from Robert Jackson Bennett–dark, entertaining, moving and altogether human in a way that most fantasy writing never achieves. A must-read unique story in a genre often defined by dogmatic tropes. I can’t wait for Bennett’s next project.
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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Good action scenes and some good character development can’t overcome the trope-like behavior of major characters, overdeveloped but never realized plot-device characters, and a long list of frustrating unresolved subplots.
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.
I decided to tackle this as a series instead of individual books. I had attempted to start Stormdancer 3 – 4 times since its publication date, and for one reason or another, it never stuck. This time, I picked it up for and vowed to power through whatever my block was, and I’m glad I did. On the other side, I found an amazing, unique world, a believable government, and somewhat stereotypical characters. Overall, it wasn’t the best story I’ve ever read, but it was fun, entertaining, and time well spent.
A satisfying finish to a great story. Brown creates characters that are deep, dynamic and wholly believable. The Darrow we ended the story with is not the Darrow that we started with, and that’s what makes this such a great story. Continue reading “Book Review: Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy #3)”
I love this book. Darrow fulfills some bad-ass anti-hero fantasy that I didn’t even know I had. Absolutely recommend.