A Wizard of Earthsea ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

Rating: 3/5 I had a harder time reading A Wizard of Earthsea than I was expecting. I had heard a great deal about LeGuin's writing, and wanted to understand her place in the development of the fantasy genre. A Wizard of Earthsea seemed like a good place to start, as it is a young adult … Continue reading A Wizard of Earthsea ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

The Raven King ~ Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 4/5 The final culmination of The Raven Cycle series wraps up everything that's been opened so far in the story of Blue Sargent and her Raven Boys. I found this to be one of the most satisfactory endings I've read in a long time. Ultimately, the character development in this series, from start to … Continue reading The Raven King ~ Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 3/5 This installment in the series takes readers back to some of the more paranormal feeling aspects of the series, a return to the paranormal after Ronan's big fantasy storyline from the previous book. Maura is still disappeared, and the four of them are struggling to find normalcy in their lives while realizing that … Continue reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater

The Assassin’s Blade ~ Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 3/5 I read this novella collection from the Throne of Glass series following my reading of Empire of Storms. Because I read this book so far into the series, Celaena's character felt less well-rounded than future books in the series, and the style is rather one-dimensional as all the stories are from just one-perspective. … Continue reading The Assassin’s Blade ~ Sarah J. Maas