The Grand Maze has been around for as long as anyone knows. Daily many go into the maze, however none have ever reached the bottom. An out of work Bladenzer, changes jobs to the more profitable healing trade and returns to the maze to see if she can find the end and make a bit of coin doing it. However one does not delve into the Maze alone, she drum up a rag tag band of followers to help her along the way. What lurks below the town and what secrets do the monsters have there?Read More
Nice short Ghoul/Vampire story
Another nice short story set in the Iron Garden world. I only wish to know more about what the characters are and how they fit into this world. The cover art is also really awesome a nice blend of light and dark going on makes it eyecatching. Definately a good story for those into V:tMRead More
I’ll admit I’m not into erotica. Main due to the fact of the way the scenes are written. They just come off as hilarious to me with all the wanting and disrobing and even sometimes the throbbing and pulsing. (This story contain no throbbing, quivering and pulsing).
This story regulates all of that to the end of the book where the beginning is the set up and I really like that. It takes it time to set a scene rather than someone walking through a door and clothes are flying everywhere.
While this does exist in a world of vampires and such, for this story however, it wasn’t a big focus of the encounter which may be good or bad depending on what you want.
Another story set in the Iron Garden world. This one felt like a snippet of a much bigger work and leaves you kind of feeling that your missing something to understand what’s going on. Like this is a teaser to a book or such.
Overall still a good story about a Sandling who goes to search for her lost love, the only clue being a mirror.
it is what it says on the tin. It’s both a story about getting a taste of fae brew, an a short story about passing by the fae. It would be nice to have a full book of these slices of people interacting with the fae, both good… and bad.Read More
I got a feeling this was going to be “that kind of book” from the first few sentences. “That kind of book” being a dudebro book where all the women are barely there and everything is death, shooting and violence with next to no character development. Any development there is involves hurting people, insults, or other displays of machoism.
This is indeed that kind of book. There are only three women at the end of the book. The other disappear or die. The three left over are “fragile pretty” prize that Cormac gets at the end of the book. Mathilda which is the female sidekick that you get in video games that tells you your mission...Read More
I received this ARC from NetGallery.
First of all I want to say that this book gets a trigger warning for domestic violence, gaslighting and I’d say rape by deception. This book also contains some girl hate and gendered slurs.
So this book is about Mia who has amnesia. I’m not sure amnesia really works like it does in the book, but it’s plot amnesia for the book to work.
I’ll also mention that this book is not supernatural, though Mia does have some hallucinations.
It’s hard to review this book without spoiling all the whole plot. I will say the attempted murderer was predictable, however there is a twist to it as well.
First of all, I didn’t really like how weak Mia was when dealing with Piers...Read More
I received this book from the Apex Book Minions program for an honest review.
TRIGGER WARNING: Talk of rape, Romani slurs, abuse
Honestly this book was a confusing mess to me. It jumps around in time and between people on occasion to where I just couldn’t put the pieces together.
FIrst of all I don’t really know who the main character is. I think her name is Zhan, but I’m not sure. I think she might be white, still not sure. Maybe Adel was?
As for diversity this book feels like it was using a checklist.
“Brown person – check
Gypsy – check
Red head – check
Autistic person – check”
Even so lots of people in this book are described as having dark or black skin, however it seems to be different than brown skin...Read More
So imagine a fanfiction about fighting games. OK.. now open your eyes! Yes this is a book that is basically about a dude that somehow gets a girlfriend and treats her like trash, but she sticks with him anyways. That’s after you are left wondering how they even hooked up and when they started dating as she’s mentioned so little past a part that you see on the cover where she’s squeeing for a stuffed animal and of course dudebro gets it for her. Also she’s terrible at fighting games of course.
Expect TONS of info dumping about how the fights are going, tons of info about button presses and how generally polygons are rendered. Tetsuo/Etsuro (KANEDA!) also describes real life sounds as “sound FX”.
Then in the end it’...
The worst thing about this book is that it’s boring. Nothing really happens until about 80%. Everything else is just kind of a slow burn.
There is a love triangle going on. Though I’m kind of glad it doesn’t get super annoying and Xander actually helps Cassia out in the end.
Overall though there was too much about Ky and not enough about Cassia. Ultimately it is a story about a woman pining after a boy.
I don’t know what the diversity quotient is, given of course that nobody’s skin is describe so I assume white.
Girl hate was on the low to non-existant end. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of sexism either..only because the characters really do nothing.
So if you like slow books where not much happens, that are sort of sci-fi-y...Read More