Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Godborn (The Sundering #2)

The Godborn (The Sundering #2)

Paul S. Kemp

ISBN: 978-0-7869-6373-7

October 2013

4 Stars
The Godborn (The Sundering, #2)
*I received this galley from NetGalley*

Since this book is the sequel of an ongoing series and the characters are also part of a very large storyline I will leave the synopsis alone.

As someone who just discovered this storyline I found myself a little intimidated by the amount of characters, especially since some of the names are very similar.  Fortunately that problem didn’t last long and I easily caught onto a rhythm.

The world building is incredible and easily imaginable with all of the other plot elements. Action is so important in this genre and this novel does not fail to deliver. There’s just the right amount to keep a good pace but also not too much making the story feel cluttered or like its being fluffed.  The characters are so well developed that I was even able to sympathize with some of the antagonists. There’s a lot to the plot other than the obvious; things that anyone could find relevant and relate to if they prod a little below the surface.

I recommend this to fantasy fans, especially those familiar with these characters backgrounds. I also recommend this series to readers just starting in the fantasy genre.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christian Nation

Christian Nation
Christian Nation

Frederic C. Rich

ISBN: 978-0-393-24011-5

4 Stars

*I received a copy of this novel through a Library Thing giveaway.*

This review is missing a synopsis intentionally. If you’ve made it this far you’ve already read one. It’s taken me a couple of days to sit down and write this because I really didn’t know how to approach it. When I entered this giveaway I was expecting something a little different, but that’s not a bad thing. The author is very thorough and that is what surprised me. There were so many points that I could research and there are lots of things that I wish I hadn’t have learned.  As a highly opinionated person this is hard for me as this novel brings out so many views. In the beginning I thought that you had to be on one side politically and religiously to find something to like about this one but as I read on I figured out that it’s got points for everyone. Don’t get me wrong it leans more heavily one way but there are morals (for lack of a better word) that cross paths.  I will be talking about this novel and recommending it carefully.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Locke and Key, Vol 6

Locke and Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega
Locke and Key, Volume 6: Alpha & Omega

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez (Artist

ISBN13: 9781613778531

February 2014

5 Stars

*I received this uncorrected galley through NetGalley*

I will not give a synopsis since this is a fifth in a series and I don’t want to give any spoilers by accident.

This series is one that I have thoroughly enjoyed and I have been recommending it since I read the first graphic novel. There is a lot of action and the art is amazing. It’s easy to follow and a very quick read. The one thing that I like the most about this series is the characters and their dysfunctional family life.  The kids of Lovecraft may be trying to slay demons but they are also sparring with real life problems that will resonate with quite a few readers. I mentioned the art work before but just saying its amazing is an understatement. The story alone is great but the artwork really brings the characters to life making it easy to form attachments to them.  I will keep recommending this one.