Tag: Adventure

Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Posted December 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

The struggle with being a book reviewer is how to convey my feelings about a book without spoilers. Trust me, sometimes the struggle is real 😉. With Godsgrave, there was so much going on from the start that not giving anything away was going to be hard. I think I figured out though: It was AMAZING, the end. There you go, spoiler free and everything. (Chuckles deviously) Alright, I am […]


Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

Posted December 24, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades is a rich and engrossing tale that is told from the perspectives of the Emperor’s children, Kayden, Valyn, and Adare. The story starts with the Emperor having been murdered and leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. The next Emperor, Kaden, was living in a distant land that would takes months to reach. Kaden may be the next emperor but he knows little to nothing about running an […]


Review: Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells

Posted December 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells

I read this book, Fluency, as part of my book club reading for my local library book club. I was exciting to read this book because of the fact that it was a science fiction based book and had a lead heroine. I soon found that there were parts about the story that I really enjoyed and parts that I wished had been done differently. What I found most fascinating […]


Review: The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

Posted November 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

The Edge of the Blade is the second book in The Uncharted Realms series as well as the fifth book in The Twelve Kingdoms series. The Uncharted Realms series is a spin off from The Twelve Kingdoms series and it takes place after magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. I would recommend reading the first three books in the Kingdoms series before starting the first book in the […]


Review: The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell

Posted November 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell

The Romanov Ransom is the ninth book in the Fargo Adventure series and it is co-written with Robin Burcell. I will say that I do enjoy the pairing of Cussler and Burcell! The story is very well developed and I enjoyed the many location that this story takes us to. From the title, you would presume that this story is set around the Romanov family and set in Russia but this […]


Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Posted November 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Obsidian and Stars is the second book in the Ivory and Bone series. I did enjoy the first book, Ivory and Bone, but this book was much more enjoyable to me. The way the story is written is beautiful and detailed. The pacing is of a slower nature but I was okay with that because this story followed around a prehistoric clan and it just felt natural to me. From the […]


Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Posted November 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer gave life to the character of Princess Diana! Everyone knows who Wonder Woman is but this story made her come alive for me. I found it just magnificent the amount of thought that was put into describing the Amazons and how they came to be. The world building was very detailed and I could clearly imagine the island of Themyscira and the warrior women who inhabited it. […]


Review: The Bohemian Magician by A.L. Sirois

Posted November 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Bohemian Magician by A.L. Sirois

This story, The Bohemian Magician, follows the life of young Guilhelm, the future duke of Poictiers, Comté du Poitou. At the start of the story Guilhelm is a twelve-year-old boy who was out hunting with his friend and came across a fairy who he thought might have been already dead. While investigating what lay before his feet the fairy awakens and finds Guilhelm watching him and the fairy assumes that […]


Review: Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm

Posted November 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm

This story, Heart of the Fae, has my heart completely and utterly. This was such a delightful story! If you love any rendition of the Beauty and the Beast story then this is a story you will absolutely love. Especially if you are fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, because the main character of this story reminds me of a broody Tamlin. Except in this story Eamonn has […]


Review Short Story Collection: Deadman’s Tome Final Contact

Posted October 31, 2017 by Minx
Review Short Story Collection: Deadman’s Tome Final Contact

Deadman’s Tome Final Contact is a collection of eight short stories that all fit nicely into the science fiction genre. Each story is independent of each other but share the common theme of finality. For a sampling of what to expect you can look forward to space exploration, aggressive aliens, asteroid mining, wormholes, children being used as vessels, alien octopods, and echoes of a past revisited. As you can see […]


Review: The Razvak Hunter by Arel B. Hunter

Posted October 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Razvak Hunter by Arel B. Hunter

The Razvak Hunter in the simplest terms is about dark creatures versus light creatures and the battle between the two. This story was set in Vallenthar with the continent being split into Myrasia and Easia. The dark ones lived in Easia and the light ones lived in Myrasia. In this world, there had to be a division between the two because the dark beings and light beings were not able […]


Review: The Dragon Medallion by Alexa Whitewolf

Posted October 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Dragon Medallion by Alexa Whitewolf

An ancient prophecy about a boy and a girl that would come together and save the world from evil, sounds cool, right? Well, it really was. The Dragon Medallion combines many fun elements, such as dragons, ghosts, an ancient prophecy, an Egyptian god and goddess, and battles with long since departed Vikings. From the start of this book I was drawn in to the plot. I had so many questions […]


Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

Posted October 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

For the last three years Katie had wallowed in her misery after her break-up with the man she thought she would spend forever with. Although she knew that she was in a downward spiral she just couldn’t seem to care enough to do anything about it. I think she had untreated depression, honestly. When her ex suddenly showed up at her place of business, it was the catalyst that she […]


Review: Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

Posted September 27, 2017 by Minx
Review: Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

Gray Wolf Island is a beautifully written story about a mysterious treasure that everyone has looked for but it has yet to be found. No one was more entranced with the idea of finding the treasure of Gray Wolf Island than a teenager named Sadie. She has spent her entire youth dreaming about finding the treasure with her sister, but it was not meant to be for Sadie. Sadie and her […]


Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Posted September 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Minx’s Musings: Grimdark fiction is a story set in a ruthless world where only the negative qualities of a character come through. There is really no happiness or very little hope for these characters. Noir fiction is where the characters are very tough, cynical, and pessimistic. Blackwing is grimdark noir with a dash of anti-hero. The setting for Blackwing is in a world that is blighted and deplorable. The Misery […]


Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Posted September 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Gatekeepers is the type of read that when you pick it up you find yourself caught up in the excitement until the end. I love reads that have creatures from other planets or dimensions and this story certainly delivered. Joshua Mills has had a rough go of things lately. After he was acquitted of patricide, had lost his wife and child to divorce, and was finally released from prison, all Joshua […]


Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane

Posted September 23, 2017 by Minx
Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane

Running with Wolves by Summer Lane Publication Date: September 22, 2017 Genres: Adventure, Historical, Romance, Young Adult Alaska, 1898 “They always come back,” she whispers. “Always.” ​ He spilled their blood. Now, she’s out for revenge. ​ Jenna Renee is a woman wronged. When her adoptive parents are brutally murdered by an outlaw named Conroy Parker and his gang of thugs, they take everything from her: her family, her happiness, and […]


Review: The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan

Posted September 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan

I love to read stories about mermaids and sirens. So, when I had a chance to read The Siren Chronicles, I was all over it. The idea behind The Siren Chronicles was quite interesting. Three mermaids/sirens were to go on an Earthquest and hopefully be able to solve the question of why the mermaids and mermen were getting sick and dying before their time. Something was affecting their city, Oceanna, […]


Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Posted September 18, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Story behind The Last Namsara In The Last Namsara, the main character Asha grew up being hated by her people. She was the daughter of the Dragon King, a princess, but it also was because of her that her city was burned, her mother was killed, and she was disfigured. It was because of her that the telling of stories became forbidden. For to tell a dragon a story […]


Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

Posted September 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

What an exciting continuation of the Blackwood Saga! The Spirit Mage picks up right after the continuation of The Brothers Three where we first met the brothers Will, Caleb, and Valjean Blackwood. Will was bequeathed a very powerful sword from his father but he was given little warning to the fact that this was a sword of power and many would kill to have it in their possession. Having recently […]