Hi friends! Welcome to the new Reading Lately! Be sure to join Cat (Catherine Chicotka) and I for the linkup below and add more books to your to-read list! I’m a bit late (usually would be Friday) but I got home on Thursday from work and just didn’t feel well. And honestly, it was probably for the best because I finished one book that night and another on Saturday. July was not a good month of reading for me. I’m not really sure what it was. I just couldn’t get into one of the books and I was reading 2 at the same time (one at home, one on my Kindle app) and while not similar, they were close enough that I shouldn’t of read them at the same time.
What I’ve been reading lately
Frostblood by Elly Blake: So when I went to write this review, I couldn’t for the life of my remember this book. Probably a bad sign since I finished it mid-July. It is your prototypical YA book with all the normal cliches. The main character is a Fireblood living in hiding in a Frostblood dominated world. She is found out and sent to prison. Then she is given a chance to get back at the evil Frostblood king and falls in love and blah blah blah. If you want a book to sit and not have to think too much about, this would work.
2.5 out of 5 stars
The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams: This was the book I really struggled to get into. At only 200 or so pages, it should of been a breeze to read. But Tad Williams is anything but a breeze. His writing is deep and nuanced. This is an extension of his previous trilogy (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn) but also the .5 in his new series. It has been years since I read Memory, Sorry, and Thorn so it took me awhile to get back into the world and the characters. But once I finally did, it was great. As I said, Williams is a great writer. If you are looking to read a really great fantasy (on the darker side) pick up The Dragonbone Chair.
4 out of 5 stars
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan: This is the start of the a new epic fantasy series. Men worship/fear the Fhrey as gods. Human eek out a living in dahls and try to stay out of the way of the Fhrey. But when Raithe kills one of the Fhrey it sets into motion events that will change the way of the world. I liked that this book actually had female characters that had major roles. The world building is fantastic and so is the character growth. But what made me really excited was the ending, because it was a bit of a twist that I wasn’t expecting and makes me look forward to reading the next book in the series
4 out of 5 stars
What have you been reading lately?
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