Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Book Review: The Heretic Queen

The Heretic QueenThe Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: September 2008
Source: Library

I really loved this one. I know most historical fiction isn't entirely accurate, but I love reading about different periods in history in such a fun way. Some historical fiction is really dry, but The Heretic Queen was an easy read that was hard to put down.

I often feel uneasy reading historical fiction, especially stories about women. They rarely had it very good, and you know bad things are going to happen to them. And then there are a lot of catty women in these stories, and this one is no exception. It makes it hard to read sometimes, while at the same time keeping things interesting.

Even though I find ancient Egypt really interesting, I didn't know much about Nefertari. She was a fun character to read about, and was very strong and just pretty darn awesome. I would love to read more about her in the future.

I think this is my second book by this author, the first being Rebel Queen. I liked this one better, but I will definitely be reading more of Michelle Moran's books in the future. She's a great author that makes history seem a lot more accessible.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Book Review: Caliban's War

Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: June 2012
Source: Library

I thought the first book in the Expanse series was okay, but I didn't love it. The ending was good enough to have me looking forward to the next in the series, but not rushing out to read it. So it's been a couple years since I read Leviathan Wakes, and I couldn't really remember much about it.

I didn't really feel lost at all, though, reading Caliban's War. And I absolutely loved it. It was just so much fun. It really reminded me a lot of Firefly, which is definitely a good thing. The story was fast-paced, and I can't even really remember a slow moment where I had even the slightest chance of getting bored.

Obviously I would suggest reading the first in the series before reading this. But definitely read this series! It's great so far, and I won't be waiting so long to get to book 3, I hope.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Book Review: Fire Touched

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: March 2016
Source: library

I really liked this a lot. I thought I was getting tired of this series, and that it had run its course for me. I guess it hasn't, though. This book still felt fresh enough, with new characters and new ideas, that I didn't feel like it was just the same story told all over again.

I love Mercy and Adam's relationship, and definitely like it best when they are supportive of each other and there's no manufactured drama, like ex-wives.

This is probably my second favorite urban fantasy series, after the Kate Daniels series.

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