Tag: Rachel Caine

  • July 2020 — A Wrap-Up

    July 2020 — A Wrap-Up

    Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine As I review this book, the news of Rachel Caine’s passing is still fresh. I’ve loved reading her work and am sad that we won’t get to see what else she would have dazzled us with. When it comes to this installment, I think I can sum it up with […]

  • September 2019 — A Wrap-Up

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and the Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi I would have bought all the propaganda against the revolution. I really would have. Except for these two things. One, the author didn’t wasn’t heroic or patriotic, she came across as a petulant child. And what’s more, she showed no […]

  • Hex Appeal by Various Authors isn’t as Spellbinding as Expected — a ☆☆☆ Read!

    Hex Appeal by Various Authors isn’t as Spellbinding as Expected — a ☆☆☆ Read!

    Retribution Clause by Ilona Andrews ☆☆☆ Last book I read by the duo left me unimpressed. So, I wasn’t expecting a lot from it. As I began, I realized that I’d read this short before but went ahead anyway. Two mercenaries get a contract to enact the retribution clause on the husband of one of their clients. […]

  • January 2020 — A Wrap-Up

    January 2020 — A Wrap-Up

    44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith So, Mr. Smith’s books are usually a hit or a miss for me. For instance, I loved the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency installment that I read last year. But the book before it was a bore. Thought I’d give another series a try and found it’s the same. In […]

  • Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine Isn’t As Sparkly As I Expected It To Be

    Why the book, Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine was a disappointment.

  • April 2019 — A Wrap-Up

    The series remains one of my darlings even though its author does have the habit of solving a huge problem that extends across the whole plot at the end quite easily. But this being the fifth book that I am reading means that I’m now used to it. Just as the reasons that irritate me […]

  • February 2019 — A Wrap-Up

    So, the series came to an end. I was sorry to say goodbye to the idiots — by which I mean Percy and Grover because Annabeth is too smart. But I am also glad that it ended on the right note. The source of all the trouble on Earth and the reason why the Titans […]

  • Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles – March Edition

    2017 The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Find my review here Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Review here Coraline by Neil Gaiman  My review Dune by Frank Herbert First, Second, Third, and Fourth parts. All Flesh Is Grass by Clifford D. Simak The review 2016 The Chameleon’s Shadow by Minette Walters I love reading books by this author because they portray human interaction in all its forms. They […]

  • This Just In… New Installment in the Weather Warden Series by Rachel Caine

    Rachel Caine’s books have been a hit and a miss for me. While I loved the Weather Warden series, I wasn’t a fan of the spin-off series, Outcast Season. Have a look-see at Jo (the main character’s) wittiness, which is just one of the reasons I loved reading about her: “Well, now I’m all jealous. […]