Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: Shackled

Shackled Shackled by Michael Wisehart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've been meaning to try this free eBook for some time as it looked very interesting when I first saw its blurb. But then I got an email from the author mentioning a new, free audiobook version. Cool, I went to check it out.

And saw that Tim Gerard Reynolds was narrating... 🤘😄😎

Sold! Or not, since it was free... But you get the idea.

It didn't disappoint, either. This had a great story that Tim's voice brought to life, as it usually does. This is definitely making me want to go and use an Audible credit on the full length novel that this serves as a prequel for: The White Tower.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Red Sister

Red Sister Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've been stewing on a review for this book for a couple of days now. I feel it definitely deserves one, but it's hard to put into words what it meant to read it. I don't want to just say "it's great" and leave it at that.

If Hogwarts was a convent for young novice nuns on a planet with a dying sun, located in an ice corridor, you might have an idea of the setting. Then imagine Arya Stark and a Chosen One prophesy, with some Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fight scenes and some Dark Tower mysticism thrown in, and you might get a feel for what this story is about...

But then, not so much. This is a combination of so many great things, yet uniquely original in its execution. Beautifully written, and will have me pushing the next book way up on my TBR..

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