3 Book Reviews

The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. #1)The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, just wow. I finished this book and felt slightly off kilter all day, it’s not often that a book can leave my brain fiZZing and pOppiNg. P.S. I loved the interesting typography used in the book for excellent effect.

The story starts fairly normal with a young girl name Mirror and her guardian Goliath returning to London and then quickly falls down the rabbit hole until you’re not entirely sure which way is up and who is good.

I recommend paying a bit more attention to the dates on the chapters as I didn’t and had to go back halfway through to check when each chapter occurred in time. Time is very important…or very unimportant in this story.

I immediately went out and got (and read) the second book in this series and am eagerly awaiting the third to be published.

 

Too Many CursesToo Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have enjoyed everything I’ve read by this author, so when I saw a book that I hadn’t read, I knew I was in for an enjoyably off-kilter fantastical romp.

In this case a romp into a wizard’s tower and the lowly kobold that enjoys working for the wizard despite knowing someday he will kill her. As always Martinez’s story take the fantasy tropes we’re all used to and upends them, shaking them out and looking for the humor beneath.

In this book, nothing is as expected. Not the wizard, not the kobold, and not the tower.

 

Wicked Satyr NightsWicked Satyr Nights by Rebekah Lewis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Greek gods in Jersey… actually it’s kind of fun to read about how Pan came to be the satyr we know him as and imagine a little bit of future happiness for him.

This is a fun quick read with a engaging and only semi-expected plotline. I shall enjoy reading the others in this series for sure since I have a feeling it will concentrate on the other satyrs and I’ll like to see how the overarching plotline comes together in the end. Plus perhaps I can meet other Greek gods in the modern era. 😀

 

Quick note about my rating system. A three means the book was good and I will probably reread it. A two means it was poorly written and I will be getting rid of the book. Anything higher means it wowed me.  And a five! Wow, would recommend to anyone.

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