Books

Dark Magic & Bad Romance

Serpent and Dove

Serpent and Dove

By: Shelby Mahurin

Lou is a witch in hiding trying to make it as a thief. Reid is a witch-burning Chasseur. One day after a run in they are forced to wed in a contrivance so ridiculous I spent most of the rest of the book going what the hell?

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Television

The Women of The Witcher

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

When The Witcher dropped on Netflix my biggest question was how were the female characters in the show going to fare…

As I’ve mentioned that other big fantasy adaptation- well I pretty much wound up despising every choice they made for the female characters especially. It’s still too early to really judge The Witcher after only 8 episodes but I think they’re off to an interesting start.

Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

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Books

It’s Teenage Tyrion!

half a king

Half a King

By: Joe Abercrombie

Grade: A-

Joe Abercrombie was on my list of authors I want to read this year. For some reason he had always made me a bit nervous because I have the impression of long and dense series that will take a while. Half a King came highly recommended however and the main character was compared to Tyrion Lannister so I thought I’d give it a try.

And I am so happy I did!

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Books

First Read of the Year! The City of Brass

The City of Brass

The City of Brass

By: S.A. Chakraborty

Grade: A-

Nahri is a con-artist trying to get by and dreaming of one day being accepted to train as a Doctor. She’s got a head for language and no idea where she came from- so imagine her surprise when she accidentally calls up a legendary warrior djinn. At least he might have some idea of who she is. Unfortunately so does the Ifrit but they seem to want her dead.

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