Book Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Recently, I've been on a roll reading fantasy books. (Who am I kidding? I always read fantasy books. They're my favorite.) More so than usual, though, I've read books about dragons. While not all the so-called dragon books I've read recently lived up to my high dragonish expectations, I can definitely say The Last Namsara … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Book Review: ‘Forest of a Thousand Lanterns’ by Julie C. Dao

At some point in the past several years, I've been intrigued with the idea of taking a well-known, Europe-centric fairy tale and retelling it in a different culture. One of these ideas was an East-Asian culture. So when I heard that Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao was a prequel of the … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Forest of a Thousand Lanterns’ by Julie C. Dao

Book Review: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

I love history. I like learning about different periods of history, about heroic stories of survival, feats of human capabilities. Which is one of the reasons I was hesitant to read The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I was afraid, as I've experienced with other so-called historical books, that this book would half-bake … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee