The Devil and the Dark Water Review

It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered. And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel. Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes? With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger onboard. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody

The Shadow Rising Review

The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn. In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland. In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve. Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn…

Labyrinth: Coronation Vol. 1 Review

Long before Sarah ventured to save her baby brother from the clutches of the Goblin King, another young woman sought to save her child from an unknown fate within the Labyrinth. Set in 18th-century Venice, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation is a striking look into the mysteries of the Labyrinth itself, uncovering the fate of a small boy named Jareth who would one day be King.

June 2021 Wrap Up

So, I had a pretty positive month this month considering how much I struggled in May. I read some really good books this month and started my first 1000+ page book. I won’t be finished until next month but it is quite a feat! I also have found a new author I am excited to read more from and continued reading some trusty authors I know and love.

  • I read 5 books this month.
  • Genre: 4 fantasy and 1 contemporary.
  • Gender of authors: 3 women and 2 men.
  • Race of authors: 1 white, 3 asian and 1 middle eastern.
  • Age range: 3 adult and 2 YA.
  • Format: All paperback.

Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson (4.5 stars)

It felt so great to jump back into the world of Mistborn. This book is set 300 years after the events of The Hero of Ages and the world has evolved and changed. I really enjoyed meeting the new characters, seeing how the magic system has adapted, how the world has changed and where this series will take us next. It was super enjoyable and I sped through this book.

We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal (5 stars)

This was a book that the entirety of Book Twitter was raving about. After I saw all the positive tweets about it I had to pick it up and this book was worth the hype for me. It was actually better than I expected. I cannot wait to read the sequel and more of Faizal’s books in general.

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 13-15 – Hiromu Arakwa (5 stars)

Another instalment in a series I cannot praise enough. I enjoyed reading this instalment a lot as we get more backstory to certain major events in the books past and we get to learn bit more about the world as a whole. We also meet some very interesting characters as well. OOooo, the series is getting more and more intense and I love it.

Attack on Titan Vol. 1 – Hajime Isayama (3 stars)

So, I picked this up because I wanted to see how the first volume was compared to the first episode of the show. I will be honest, I was not blown away by this volume. The art style wasn’t my favourite and things felt quite rushed but I have faith that the series is going to get better with each volume I pick up.

Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 1 – Bisco Hatori (2.5 stars)

Another case of having seen the show and wanted to compare the original source material to the adaptation. This one also didn’t work out for some of the same reasons. Not a fan of the art style, things felt rushed and I just wasn’t enamoured by it.

Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 1 Review

In this screwball romantic comedy, a poor girl at a rich kid’s school ends up working for the school’s swankiest club and gets mistaken for a boy! One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the ‘Host Club’, a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.