Genre Archives: Fantasy

The Network – E. G. Bateman

If I thought Ms. Bateman couldn’t possibly surprise me more than she had in the first book of this series, I was so, so wrong. I felt like I was on Space Mountain at Disney, where everything is mostly dark and you aren’t sure which way the coaster is going to go, and you’re somehow […]

Fade – E. G. Bateman

Let me begin this review by saying that this book took everything I thought I figured out about the story and completely flipped it upside down. There were so many twists and turns in this book that I’m surprised I didn’t get whiplash! Not only was it surprising and not at all what I expected, […]

Burning Embers – Fiona Jeeves

Have you ever read a book that you start and you immediately think, “hmm, I don’t think I’m going to like this one, but I’m going to stick with it for a bit longer before calling it quits,” then you read a little more and–surprise!–you actually really enjoy it? This was one of those books […]

Untamed – Madeline Dyer

As I stated a few posts back, I’m a big fan of dystopian/post-apocalyptic. But since this is such a popular genre, it’s not always easy to find a book that’s well-written or one that I feel like I can connect with and get into. Thankfully, not only was this book well-written, but it was also […]

The Confectioner’s Guild – Claire Luana

Let me just preface this by saying, as a teenager, young adult fantasy was my jam. J. K. Rowling, Holly Black, Stephenie Meyer, Cornelia Funke, Libba Bray (and so on and so forth) … if the book said it was fantasy, I snatched it up and read it–usually in one sitting. Thing is, though; I never […]

Vibrant Awakening – Tiffany Ransier

When I first read the premise of this book, I was intrigued. I’ve always enjoyed the young adult genre and the added paranormal aspect seemed like it would make for a fascinating read. Unfortunately, for me, this book totally missed the mark. When reading the blurb, it sounds like it’s going to be predominantly narrated […]

The Watchers: Knight of Light

BLURB “The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form, charged with protecting mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, some of these Watchers go bad. Deirdra Eden’s The Watcher’s Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a […]