#Reblog: Squid Game (2021) — Luke Atkins


Watched the hell out of this! Check out the review below.

Squid Game is a highly bingeable nine-episode show that can be described as a variation of the Hunger Games series (albeit better, less generic, and even more brutal). It is a dystopian flick that nobody wanted until everybody did—with this ruthless South Korean hit trending as #1 on Netflix. I can’t say that it is…

Squid Game (2021) — Luke Atkins

Review: Second Chances


Second Chances by Lincoln Cole

3 stars

Read from 8-9 May, 2017

Synopsis: Nichole is caught in a tough position, juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. She isn’t sure where she can turn and is facing a lot of harsh realities about how life works.

Richard wants to help, but he discovers that he’s been doing the right things for the wrong reasons for a long time. Everything begins to fall apart as he realizes he’s swept problems under the rug for so long he might no longer be able to fix them.

Can they overcome and get a second chance? Continue reading

Review: A Question of Honor


A Question of Honor by Lindsay Buroker

ReviewStars-4

Read from 7-8 May, 2017

Synopsis: With less than six months until his entrance exams for the famed Nurian warrior-mage academy, Yanko is sent to his uncle’s salt mine for “hardening,” as his father calls it. He expects endless days of physical labor; what he doesn’t expect is to have to choose one of the mine’s prisoners as a sparring partner.

Not wanting his uncle to think him a coward, Yanko picks a big scarred man from Turgonia, a land known for its ruthless warriors. Only after his selection does he learn that he’ll be expected to kill his opponent… before his opponent kills him. Continue reading

Review: Bloodrealms


Bloodrealms by Aurora Whittet

3 stars

Read from April 6-8, 2017

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known.

In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny? Continue reading

Review: Thief’s Magic


Trudi Canavan's Thief's Magic book cover

3 stars

Read from March 10 – 31, 2017

Synopsis: FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NATURE OF MAGIC.

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.

Elsewhere, in an land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it — should she dare to risk the Angels’ wrath.

But not everything is as Tyen and Rielle have been raised to believe. Not the nature of magic, nor the laws of their lands… and not even the people they trust.

AN EPIC NEW FANTASY ADVENTURE BEGINS. Continue reading

Hello old friends…


Puppy waving at camera

Starting back slowly…

I know I’ve promised before that I’d be back soon, but this time I really will be back to blogging soon. I’m going to take a little while getting through my backdated review posts (there’s only almost 40 of those 0_o).

Then, once I’ve got those out of the way, I’ll hopefully have been reading again to get through some of the review copies I promised (better three years late than never right?)

And then, once I’ve got through them, I’ll open the review requests back up, but with some more strict limits on the number of books I’ll accept.

See you all again soon!

C2W