Book Review: Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Royal Assassin Book Review Farseer Trilogy 2 Robin Hobb fantasy

Royal Assassin is even better than Assassin's Apprentice! In the second book on the Farseer trilogy, Fitz finds himself trying to recover from his first mission as the King's Assassin, which has traumatized him both physically and emotionally. While he contemplates if he should return to Buckeep almost a cripple and feeling betrayed and unwanted by his King, an attack of Red-Ships puts a loved one in danger and he makes the decision to go back and put himself at the mercy of his enemies.

XXL Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro Book Review Dystopian Literary

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a hard book to review without spoiling anything. Mind you, knowing beforehand what this book is about will not diminish your enjoyment of it greatly, but the process of discovering what exactly is going on is part of the experience, even though it's not the book's point.

Personality Traits I like in Fictional Characters

Personality Traits I like in Fictional Characters

More often than not, the characters of a book are its biggest asset. A book can have an inventive magic system, a mind-blowing idea or a plot teeming with twists and still not leave a strong impression if you can't connect to any of the fictional people in it!

So, the book characters who win a place in my heart are ... 

Book Review: The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #2) by Liu Cixin

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin Remebrance of Earth's Past The Three Body Problem Book Review

If you're interested in The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin, I am assuming that you have already read the Three-Body Problem, the first book in the Remembrance of Earth's Past series and you're contemplating whether you should read the next book in the trilogy. In my case, I wasn't invested in the 3-Body Problem until I reached the last 100 pages, which left me really wondering what would happen next. Like a lot of other readers who had mixed feelings about the first book, The Dark Forest caught me by surprise.

Book Review: The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson Review Mistborn 4 Fantasy Books Fiction

The idea for the Alloy of Law was born from Brandon Sanderson's vision to portray fantasy worlds as dynamic places, who change and evolve, much like what happens to our own world.

I realize that comparing any book with the Mistborn trilogy is bound to make the former seem inadequate. But in the case of the Alloy of Law, it is natural to ask how it compares to its predecessor before deciding if you want to invest your time in it.

Book Review: The 3-Body Problem by Liu Cixin proved that hard sci-fi is not for me!

The 3 Body Problem by Liu Cixin Science Fiction in China Review Space

Are you looking for a sci-fi, multiple award-winning book, which manages to intertwine an exclusive club of scientists playing an online game, aliens and communist China? Look no further, you have just found the perfect balladeur for any reading challenge you're doing this year!