Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

The development for each character greatly improved. Maas’ writing style has developed more than when she first started. This book wasn’t my favorite.  The plot was enough to keep my attention. Nehemia wasn’t the best character in this book. At first, she started out ok, but then she would constantly put her beliefs on Celaena…

Reflecting On an Author’s Death

It was this morning that I learned that the New York Times bestselling fantasy author, Terry Goodkind, passed away at the age of 72. For me, it was a shock to see, especially upon discovering that his death had been five days ago on the 17th. While he garnered criticism and scorn from elements of…

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

After reading Assassin’s Blade I had some reservations about the beginning of the series. The first few chapters seemed to be rushed with all of the main characters being introduced very early on. Seeing as this is Maas’ first book it does fall into how most ya books are written. As the story progressed it…

Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

This is a collection of short stories before the start of the Throne of Glass series.  There is a total of five short novellas that categorizes Celaena Sardothien adventures before of the start of the series. Sarah J. Maas does a wonderful job in worldbuilding, but the relationship between the characters and the surrounding areas…

What message ‘The Notebook’ actually conveys

‘The Notebook’ by Nicholas Sparks is one of his best seller books and one of the most popular romance movies you can possibility find out there. But, could the movie convey what the book tried to convey completely ? I would have to say no. While many may say that the movie is an excellent…

The Handmaid’s Tale, Told

Hello everyone! How has quarantine been treating you? Have you started taking your house plants out for dates on the back patio yet? No? Well good for you! My friend told me she’s only done that once, so leave her alone. If you are like me, you’ve been spending your long nights scrolling through your…

Review: ‘Mistborn’ – A ‘Fellowship’ for our Age

We all have those moments of regret, when we wonder why we didn’t do something earlier. Perhaps it’s a hole-in-the-wall restaurant a few blocks from your apartment, or a band/artist you finally give into listening after your friends badger you for months, or that TV show everyone on your social media has been watching and…

Taking a look at: HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE

No question about it, my summer reading lists have always included crime fiction. But with this particular entry in the genre, there was another pull. Its author, Richie Narvaez, was actually my professor not too long ago. And upon finishing, I found his debut novel acted as an almost additional lesson from the Crime Fiction…

Book Review: Mexican Gothic

If we’re honest, it’s annoyingly common to hear someone talk about speculative fiction and only bring up science fiction and fantasy. And while sure, they’re technically right, the glossing over of horror is a mistake many, including myself, can make. And while reading big names could’ve been easy, I instead picked a new horror book…

Book Review: The Reckless Oath We Made

As one who generally reads fantasy, it can be extraordinarily different, at times, to read literary and contemporary fiction. The conventions and style as a reader I have become accustomed to are not present, plus the placement of the story in a modern and/or realistic world is, outside of some sub-genres, strange. But kindly enough,…

This Reader’s Most Difficult Admission – DNF’ing a Book

In the past few years, I have made it a point of pride to finish every book I read, regardless of whether I find myself struggling during the first 50 pages, through the middle, or upon reaching a lackluster ending. With the couple hundred I have read, this was not an easy task to achieve….

Gaiming Higher

I am a gamer. Many of you are like me but there is only one, me. My games are my best friends. They are my life. I master them as I disallow mastery of my life. I must play harder and shoot straighter than the enemy which is my soulless existence trying to kill me. I must win before I am won.

My game is me, as I am me, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and expansions. I will keep my game polished and ready, even as I am nothing of the sort. We will become paradoxical of each other.