With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Category: Fantasy

February 20, 2021

Bloodsworn by Scott Reintgen

When I received the email inviting me to apply for this tour, I didn’t know anything about Scott Reintgen or the Ashlords duology, but I saw a gorgeous Friesian-looking horse and a genre label of fantasy and had to check it out. I was hesitant to apply knowing it was a second book and that the tour would not be providing the first, but fortunately a library I have access to through Libby had both ebook and audiobook licenses of Ashlords, the first book, available. I flew through my listening experience of Ashlords, rated it 5 stars with a rave review, and shamelessly begged to be granted a spot on the tour on whatever date was available in the comment box at the end of the application form. I had to know how this story concluded, and as a book blogger, I wanted to share my love for this story with a wide audience. Now that I have experienced Blood Sworn I can confidently say that I am not disappointed in the least, Reintgen has does it again, and I give the whole duilogy 5 stars!

February 14, 2021

A Sea of Pearls & Leaves

A Sea of Pearls & Leaves by Rosalyn Briar Published 1 December 2020 Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Fantasy I was granted a complimentary review copy of A Sea of Pearls & Leaves as part of my participation in the February 2021 blog tour for this title through Storytellers On Tour. Thank you to all involved in […]

February 3, 2021

This Golden Flame

The Scriptorium plucks orphaned children off the streets and puts them to work to serve their goals, all of which funnel into the primary goal of awakening the world’s slumbering atomatons. Karis is one of those orphans, and she’s been studying the runes she copies for her masters to work with. Her brother was culled from this island’s group and sent elsewhere, and her one mission in life is to get off the island and find him. When Karis discovers an unexplored cave and within it finds an automaton like no other, and awakens him, she dares to hope that she’s solved all her problems. This atomaton can get her into the records hall and then off the island. What she didn’t anticipate was discovering that this Atamoton, Alix, is more than a mindless machine controlled by runes in a tome.

November 20, 2020

The Cyborg Tinkerer by Meg LaTorre

The Cyborg Tinkerer by Meg LaTorre Published 17 November 2020by iWriterly Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Steampunk, Science Fantasy, LGBTQIA Five stars! Can I read book 2 right now? Disclaimer: I was given access to an ARC of The Cyborg Tinkerer in exchange for an honest review by the author. Thank you, Meg, for this opportunity! This […]

October 30, 2020

Two Witchy Books

Fall is perfect for curling up with a witchy book for the spooky season. I have two fantastic suggestions. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow Published October 13, 2020 by Orbit Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Fantasy From the publisher: In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the […]

October 28, 2020

Black Witch Magic

Black Witch Magic: A BWWM Paranormal Romance by Mila Nicks Published October 30, 2020 Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Librarian by day, cursed witch by night: Selene Blackstone spends her days camped out in library corners with her nose glued to books. In a town like Brimrock, where she’s an outcast, she prefers her […]

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