Genre: Fantasy

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes | ARC Review

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes | ARC..

Posted August 16, 2018 by ReadandWander in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

My Thoughts First, I have a confession. When I read the description, Fawkes just sounded like a fun historical fantasy about plagues, magic and assassination plots. I must have missed the day in history class that we discussed the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605 because I had NO CLUE this was a retelling of that […]

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake | Review

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jes..

Posted August 11, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 0 Comments

My Thoughts I absolutely loved Beyond a Darkened Shore and am kicking myself for not reading it sooner. Jessica Leake’s writing is mesmerizing as she drops you into the beautifully brutal world of 11th century Ireland. Perfect Blend of History, Mythology and Magic Jessica Leake wove an exquisite story that blended Norse and Celtic mythology […]

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh | Review

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahd..

Posted July 6, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 2 Comments

Hi Friends! I apologize for the lag in posts lately. If you didn’t know, I am currently working on my doctorate and each summer I have to travel to campus in Knoxville, Tennessee to complete my residency. This also means that I have a semesters worth of work, crammed into just one month… June. We […]

A Court of Frost and Starlight | A Plot Less Review

A Court of Frost and Starlight..

Posted May 30, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 0 Comments

My Thoughts So the other day I realized I had not even attempted to write a review of ACOFAS. Not because I was mentally crafting a brilliant review. I just simply forgot… Yes… I just FORGOT a story by Queen Maas. And I should say that ‘story’ is used loosely here. This is a little […]

Obsidio – The Thrilling Conclusion to The Illuminae Files | Review

Obsidio – The Thrilling ..

Posted May 22, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 0 Comments

My Thoughts Why hello again chums! Once again Amie and Jay stole me away from all adult responsibilities, annihilated my heart and tossed me out the airlock. Obsidio has All.The.Feels. Like the previous books, I could not escape Obsidio despite great effort to slow down so I could savor the story. I did not want […]

Legendary by Stephanie Garber | Spoiler Free Review

Legendary by Stephanie Garber ..

Posted May 18, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 0 Comments

My Thoughts If you have read my review of Caraval, you remember that my experience was… interesting. I couldn’t stand Scarlett for half the book then unexpectedly was swept away by the magic of Caraval. This was definitely not a problem with Legendary. I found myself enthralled from the very beginning. Must.Know.What.Happens – itis hit […]

Furyborn – Fierce Start to an Epic Fantasy Series | Spoiler Free Review

Furyborn – Fierce Start ..

Posted May 10, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 2 Comments

My Thoughts Wow. Furyborn grabs you from the prologue and sets you up to be both in awe and have your heart ripped into pieces the entire ride. It was like seeing a train derailing and being completely unable to stop it. The story starts in one of the worst moments in the characters lives, […]

Caraval by Stephanie Garber | Review

Caraval by Stephanie Garber | ..

Posted April 19, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 2 Comments

My Thoughts I am not sure I have ever encountered the level annoyance I experienced while reading Caraval. Scarlett drove me crazy with her naivety. And the constant arguing for no apparent reason and against all common sense. Who tries to row a sinking boat?!? Scarlett does. If I were Julian, I would have left […]

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | Review

Children of Blood and Bone by ..

Posted March 29, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 2 Comments

My Thoughts Children of Blood and Bone is my favorite book of the year, hands down. It is as epic as it is powerful. On The Surface Tomi Adeyemi creates a beautiful, brutal and immersive world of magic, prejudice and fighting back. The cultures of Children of Blood and Bone are so vivid they draw you […]

The Cruel Prince… or The Cruel Mortal Girl? | Review

The Cruel Prince… or The..

Posted February 24, 2018 by ReadandWander in Reviews / 4 Comments

My Thoughts I really wanted to love this book. Truly. There was so much hype surrounding it and so many positive reviews that I had relatively high hopes, albeit with a touch of skepticism. However, after finishing it I feel as conflicted and contradictory as the characters. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy The […]