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Natasha

Natasha

Natasha's passion for reading was kindled by her parents and the local library that allowed her family to checkout 50 books at a time. She first fell in love with fantasy through Arthurian retellings whereas her love for science fiction began with Star Wars novels. Nowadays, she still spends her free time reading but also gaming, running a blog (natrosette), and obsessing over TV shows. Maybe if she spent as much time reading as she does looking for books to read, she'd actually make a dent in her TBR.

Mother Pig (Flesh Eater #2) by Travis M. Riddle - Book Review 22, Dec

After loving Flesh Eater, I had solid expectations for the sequel Mother Pig, but also very little idea of where it would go. My expectations were happily exceeded, and the scope of the story significantly expanded. Now, instead of just Coal’s survival and freedom, the whole of Ruska is at stake, and Coal has five new companions to try and get along with, while trekking across the majority of the kingdom.

The Liar's Knot (Rook & Rose #2) - Book Review 21, Dec

The Liar’s Knot does everything I loved in The Mask of Mirrors but even better. These books are long, and they feel long to read, so I can’t say I flew through it, but I did rarely want to put it down. From the first page there was so much happening and many questions I was eager to find answers to. I appreciate that M.A. Carrick didn’t keep harping on the same mysteries they set up in The Mask of Mirrors, but actually gave us answers, and then new puzzles to solve. There are connections throughout, of course, but I hate when a series keeps me wondering the same thing forever and ever (and ever) in an attempt to keep me engaged. There’s none of that here; Nadezra has more than enough mysteries to go around.

The Bone Shard Emperor (The Drowning Empire #2) by Andrea Stewart - Book Review 22, Nov

The Empire faces threats from all sides - an army of vengeful constructs, islands sinking into the sea, greedy politicians, the mysterious and all-powerful Alangra, and a brand new Emperor trying to hold it all together. What can Lin do in the face of all this, having denounced bone shard magic and with only an unreliable ex-smuggler and a mysterious magical creature by her side?