An Enchantment of Ravens
19, Oct

Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Fae, Magic, Young Adult, Romance

After finishing An Enchantment of Ravens, I spent a great amount of time pondering about its rating. On one hand, it was clear to me that it does not deserve 3 stars. It was ideal to make my mind drift and explore uncharted territories, to forget all those tiny and huge daily things that make me lose my sleep. Why not give it 4 stars then, Kat? one could wonder. Well, because I feel that those past months I've matured as a reader - and reviewer - and I came to accept that 3 stars is not a bad rating, and that 4 (and especially 5) stars should be saved for the books I truly enjoy. 3 stars means that it was a pleasant reading experience, but it did not sweep me off my feet. Even though I wanted to so badly.

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)
30, Sep

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Assassins

Nevernight, gentlefriends, is an O, so bloody piece of Art.

Roar (Stormheart, #1)
23, Sep

Rating: 3/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Magic, New Adult

I really should stop buying books for their cover.

Although, to be fair, the premise sounded like my cup of tea, and it should have been. It was, mostly. But I feel like I'm slowly (and steadily) turning into a grumpy, bitter old lady who complains about anything and everything and cannot be satisfied, unless her 72 cats do something adorable.

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)
16, Sep

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Samurai

So, let's get down to business.

To defeat the Huns

ЯED (True Reign, #2)
14, Sep

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

“The weight of the crown sitting atop her head was heavier than she had anticipated.”

Dear Jennifer Anne Davis,

You are the reason I will fail my upcoming exams. Instead of studying, I spent the entire day reading your beautiful book and daydreaming about a brooding prince and swooning over a heartwarming romance and plotting to take back a kingdom. I think you have destroyed me.

The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria Chronicles, #3)
10, Sep

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: High Fantasy, Adult, Magic, Fae, Assassins

I've been trying for a while to come up with a catchy line to open this review, but then it dawned on me that Michael J. Sullivan does not need a catchy line to draw attention to his work. His marvelous writing skills, his endearing characters and their heart-pounding adventures, my eagerness to keep visiting his fantasy lands and the blissful feeling that I am home whenever I dive into his stories speak volumes, so I can't help but state the obvious; he is a master storyteller, and the world of fantasy is lucky to have him.

(Was that catchy enough?)

Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4)
27, Aug

Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

If you thought Reed was royally messed up, then you haven't met Easton.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1)
11, Aug

Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Horror, Ghosts

Trickery (Curse of the Gods, #1)
08, Aug

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Fantasy 

Trickery was chaotic. And I haven't decided whether in a positive or negative way.

Jed Had to Die
07, Aug

Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Chick Lit, Comedy

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