Book Review – City of Broken Magic

City of Broken Magic. It couldn’t live up to that synopsis but still a decent read.

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TTT #163 – Five Items from Sci-Fi Settings That I Need

Another Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) prompt I am twisting to fit my needs for Sci-Fi Month. Instead of sharing bookish merch I’d like to own (because really, I don’t need to search past links and add more to my wishlist) I am twisting this to items from sci-fi… Continue reading TTT #163 – Five Items from Sci-Fi Settings That I Need


Book Review – 2001: A Space Odyssey

Book: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey 1) by Arthur C. Clarke Release Date: June 1968 Tags: Sci-Fi / Articial Intelligence / Space Ships / Futurism / History / Technology / Classics  On the Moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent… Continue reading Book Review – 2001: A Space Odyssey


Book Review – Empress of All Seasons

The execution lacked a lot in the way the story was told. We initially get a point of view of Mari, the youkai and Taro, the prince. I initially quite liked Taro. He clearly didn’t like what was going on in the palace and how youkai were treated. However at the moment of meeting Mari there is an instalove from his side, and something he has been planning for a while goes right out of the water. After that his point of views solely focus on Mari and I feel like we lost the righteous prince we got the meet in the first couple of chapters. It was a real shame because he could have been a great character. His complete personality change in the last 20% or so was also not that great.
After a few chapters of going back and forth between Mari and Taro point of views, we get the point of view of Akira. I could have honestly done without him. He also has a complete focus on Mari and his chapters were completely boring to read for most of the book. I just didn’t get a real personality from him at all. He was so bland. I also felt that his only reason for getting a point of view was so he could show the youkai resistance. Which he didn’t even care about. It was such a missed opportunity. There were other ways to show the resistance.
The resistance also felt so lackluster. We only saw a few characters but they were going to storm the palace? Yeah, no…

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TTT #162 – Sci-Fi Backlist Books I Want to Read

When it comes down to it I have a staggering list of backlist books I’d like to get to. You all know this. I’m not even talking about the ones on my shelves… As it stands it is just hard to keep up with all the books being published by favorite authors, in favorite genres,… Continue reading TTT #162 – Sci-Fi Backlist Books I Want to Read