2016 Christmas and 2017 New Year’s Book Haul

I’ve never really done a book haul before, but I know that I enjoy watching videos of them, so I though I would give it a try. This will be organized into a number of categories, because there is a lot. 🙂 Continue reading “2016 Christmas and 2017 New Year’s Book Haul”

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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Today I’m doing the Totally Should’ve book tag. It was created by the Youtube channel emmabooks, but I first found it on the Youtube channel ProblemsofaBookNerd, and then the website readerreyna. Well, without further ado, here we go. Please enjoy! Continue reading “Totally Should’ve Book Tag”

Currently Reading List and Upcoming Reviews

The books that I am currently reading are Challenger Deep by Neil Schusterman, Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, and The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.

Challenger Deep should be finished by the end of the month, at least, and I’m hoping to have a review out for that two weeks after I finish it, or so.

I know I promised a Durarara!! review a while ago as well, and I promise that is coming as well. A review of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone is also on the way.

Thank you all for being patient. ❤

Best wishes,

Skyler

Why You Should Read Fantasy

Today I want to talk about why I think that you should read fantasy books. Fantasy’s a really popular genre, and I’m going to give you some reasons why it has managed to attract such a vast quantity of readers. Here are five reasons, in no particular order of importance. Continue reading “Why You Should Read Fantasy”

Fantastic Worlds to Explore

In no particular order, here are some books with fantastic worlds to explore.

Shade’s Children by Garth Nix

Here’s a YA book with a dark sci-fi and fantasy atmosphere. Think of some of the best dystopian/sci-fi novels meeting Frankenstein, and you’ll have this masterpiece.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

A war-torn fantasy world, populated with chimaera and angels, bent on the opposing side’s destruction. The setting is one of the trilogy’s strongest points (and let me tell you, it has a lot), and added to the mood throughout the novels. SPOILER (maybe, kinda, sorta). There is one scene, where a character is being tortured by the enemy in the scene of a battle amidst his slaughtered comrades, and the description of the events beforehand, and also the overall area add so much to a scene that already had me in emotional turmoil. The entire world really just adds to everything, characters, scenes, all of it.

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (Come on, guys, this had to be on here)

What can I say? The wizarding world has been with me since elementary school.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

This one is a bit different, but it does and excellent job of weaving gothic/fantasy elements into the “regular world.” It’s one of my favorite stand-alone books, and a must read for everyone. I absolutely adore it, and I will never give up hoping for a movie.

The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind (Seriously, this man is a genius)

The series itself is huge, and it has a land to match its gigantic proportions. I marathoned it in a few months, and honestly, I still think about what goes on in that world sometimes. It’s one of those places that makes you want to just keep reading about it, and I am seriously regretting reading it so quickly. I need to reread it some day.

~Skyler~