Reviews

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2), by Kendare Blake

When I reviewed Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns last summer, I knew I had landed on something pretty awesome. A little over six months later, and here I am, reviewing the sequel, One Dark Throne. It’s taken me long enough to read it, and therefore long enough to review it. Because this is a sequel, … Continue reading One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2), by Kendare Blake

The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black

You would think that, having frequented the fantasy section numerous times, I would have tried some of Holly Black’s work. She has won many accolades for her faerie stories, full of dangerous revels, forbidden forests, but most of all, of tantalizing faeries with beautiful faces and terrible magic. The Darkest Part of the Forest is … Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black

Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland

Many people underestimate how awesome of a playground history is for fiction. Most of the time, writers create sweeping love stories in bygone eras, or maybe they rewrite a historical character with better or worse qualities. But how about meshing history with fantasy to create a biting commentary? Fantasy can easily help to reflect society’s … Continue reading Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland