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: The Lotuswar Trilogy

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff Kinslayer (The Lotus War, #2) by Jay Kristoff Endsinger (The Lotus War, #3) by Jay Kristoff
3.5 Stars – Great world and great story, but rushed and a little bit stereotypical at times.

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.

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