Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Edgedancer

Edgedancer Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So why the delay? Well, I'm a bit OCD and when I received Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, I wasn't quite ready to jump into the Mistborn and other stuff. The idea of reading a single story from the entire book made my eye twitch a bit.

But then I found out that it would be a good idea to read this before Oathbringer, and since I'm starting that very soon, decided to just go with it.

Great story! Lift is a fun character and this was a good comic side story in the Stormlight Archive. That said, it's feeling pretty essential, as there was lots of cool information about Radiants and the Everstorm and spren-stuff. It also flushed out some areas in Roshar that we probably won't see in the main series.

Definitely worth the time. Now, on to Oathbringer!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Review: Swarm and Steel

Swarm and Steel Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For real, a 5-star quality book took me this long to read? Wow. I can't blame the book though. Life and school and work and whatever else can take the blame, and that is my reality.

If I believe it, that will make it true, right?

insert doubt

Ahh well...

At any rate, this thing was awesome. Set in the same world as his Manifest Delusions series, this standalone certainly carries the same worldbuilding brilliance.

I guess the biggest question though is, how in the Swarm does Fletcher manage to tell a story that is so gross and violent and graphic and just freaking Grimdark, but still manage to keep it light??

"Light" probably isn't the right word at all, because it's so damn thought provoking and deep with philosophy. But the humor and tone keep it comfortable, and keep it from bringing the reader down.

At least, that's what I believe, so it's now my truth.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review: Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Burning Down The House

Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Burning Down The House Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Burning Down The House by Rob Williams
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received an ebook copy of this book ahead of publication from the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Cool stuff. It's always good to get back to the old gang, even when it's such a group of misfits and degenerates. The banter between them is always entertaining, and more often than not we get some really crazy stuff from Harley Quinn that makes me laugh out loud.

Honestly, she's the main reason I even invest in Suicide Squad.

At any rate, lots of fun and great artwork. Can't ask for a lot more. :)

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