Book Review : Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Without a doubt I truly enjoyed reading the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo that I decided to read the Shadow and Bone trilogy for more Grisha. I did some research and learned that this was her first book published so some things made more sense as a result. Character Development 5/10 The main …

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Book Review : Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore By Robin Sloan

Every so often there’s a book that comes along that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy in a way that feels so genuine you can’t help but smile and tear up. This was what happened to my significant other had as she finished Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. When she lent it to …

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Book Review : Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

For a long time I studied different methods of writing, storytelling and character development before I published my first book. A lot of what I learned came from lectures and advice Brandon Sanderson has posted on YouTube. I highly recommend that anyone learning to write look up these videos as they are eye opening for …

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Book Review : Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

YA Tropes are becoming more common to anyone familiar with the genre. There’s the grumpy loner, the badass girl hiding her feelings, the pretty girl with a hidden nature, and a misunderstood tough guy with a soft heart. However just because a trope is a trope, there’s nothing wrong with it so long as it’s …

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Book Review : Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja

I can’t remember the last time I genuinely enjoyed a comedic novel for its humor and its plot progression. Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja is both a well written work of science fiction and genuinely one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. I’ve had several moments where I put the book down because I …

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