Grisha Trilogy · Leigh Bardugo · Young Adult

Shadow and Bone (Grishia Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

~Review~ Shadow and Bone is a typical trope filled fantasy novel but a great book for those wanting to get into the genre. The plot was a bit simple, slower-paced, and somewhat predictable with lackluster world-building. I also didn’t enjoy the flat, one-dimensional characters. Hopefully things improve in the next book. Plot Okay, so this is your… Continue reading Shadow and Bone (Grishia Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Discworld · Terry Pratchett · Young Adult

Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8; City Watch #1) by Terry Pratchett

~Review~ My first Terry Pratchett novel was a good one! I thoroughly enjoyed Guards! Guards!, despite the unusual writing style. The plot was hilarious and entertaining, the world-building was perfectly done, the characters were all well-developed and lovable (or not!), and the writing was superb! Plot  In Guards! Guards!, the leader of a secret society has… Continue reading Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8; City Watch #1) by Terry Pratchett

Faithful and the Fallen · John Gwynne · Young Adult

Ruin (Faithful and the Fallen #3) by John Gwynne

~Review~ By the third book in a series, there isn’t much I can say without giving things away, but I will do my best. The plot moves forward with terrific pacing and some of the most well orchestrated and numerous battle scenes I have read. More of the world is discovered and discussed and the… Continue reading Ruin (Faithful and the Fallen #3) by John Gwynne