Berserk by Kentaro Miura

Author: Kentaro Miura

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Format: Paperback

๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ – ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ: โญโญโญโญโญโฃ
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โ€œ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ž๐, ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ. ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž, ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž, ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐. ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก. ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ฌ.โ€โฃ

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The Sword of Kaigen

Author: M.L. Wang

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Rating: โญโญโญโญ.5

โ€œThe Sword of Kaigenโ€ is a book driven by tension caused by external and internal stimuli either through war and strife from within the citizens of Takayubi. The balance of the two carries the story very well.

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Cuckoo Song

Author: Frances Hardinge

Genre: Middle-grade Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Rating: โญโญโญโญ

In the spirit of Halloween and having completed a book that carries a creepy feel, Iโ€™d like to introduce you all to โ€œCuckoo Songโ€ by Frances Hardinge.

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Shadows of Self & Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #2 & #3)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy, Adult

Format: Paperback

Rating: โญโญโญโญ

I decided to not add a synopsis as this series needs no introduction but to have blind faith and trust that Brandon Sanderson will deliver, which he “shockingly” has.

Shadows of Selfย  and Bands of Mourning were everything I hoped Alloys of law to be. With a touch of adventure, mystery, appearances of our favorite characters from the first era being prominent and important in this one.Read More »

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air Trilogy)

Author: Holly Black

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Politics, Romance

Format: Hardback

Rating: โญโญโญ.5

 

โ€œI feel like a constellation of wounds, held together with string and stubbornness.โ€

โ€œHe will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.โ€

 

Synopsis

As the title suggests the trilogyโ€™s finale will focus on Judeโ€™s pursuit in acquiring her right to rule Faerie as the rightful Queen.

But Judeโ€™s journey back to the place she once called her home is not an easy one, especially with obstacles to overcome and her sister, Tarynโ€™s safety.

Haunted by her feelings for Cardan while questioning her ambitions, we observe how events unfold as Holly Black concludes this story.

๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿงš

 

I have to admit YA doesn’t appeal to me the way it did years ago but there will always be exceptions that appear under my radar. The Folk of the Air trilogy has been an enjoyable read. Itโ€™s a type of series you donโ€™t want to delve into analytically and just bask in the familiar tropes being executed in a superficial yet fun way.

I didnโ€™t really find the characters likeable enough to be memorable. Even Cardan whom I find to be borderline abusive and his relationship with Jude to be unhealthy (even though they both settled their differences in the end). At least their recent interactionsย  were a lot more romantic and healthier than the previous books which I actually appreciated.

Anyway, if youโ€™re looking for a light read and you enjoy political intrigue, pick this up and youโ€™ll be breezing through the pages in no time.

Skyward (#1 Cytonic Series)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Rating: โญโญโญโญ

 

Synopsis

Spensaโ€™s dream was to become a pilot and be among the stars. Circumstances led her to second guess herself and settle for a standard less desirable job but due to persistence she found herself juggling with the possibility of becoming a pilot and saving the remnants of the human race.
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