New Acquisitions: 9/23/15

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about recent books that I’ve purchased, borrowed, won, and/or received for review consideration. Received as Gifts: The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shya Scanlon One of my coworkers brought this one for me from ALA, and I’m excited to read it! An obscure author, drawn in by theRead more

“The Awakened Kingdom” by N.K. Jemisin

the awakened kingdom

The Awakened Kingdom is a novella set in the same world as N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  The Three gods that rule the universe have been in mourning since the loss of their son Sieh, the Trickster God.  Hoping to fill the void, they give birth to a new godling who calls herself Schill.  Schill realizesRead more

New Acquisitions, Holiday Edition

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about recent books that I’ve purchased, borrowed, won, and/or received for review consideration. All book descriptions are taken from Goodreads. *waves*  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything.  I got bogged down in holiday preparation and ended up taking some time away from blogging toRead more

“The Killing Moon” by N.K. Jemisin

Tired of fantasy set in some tired permutation of medieval Europe?  The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin is the book for you!  The story takes place in a fantasy world that is loosely based on ancient Egypt, but with some major differences.  It’s not the stereotypical pharaohs and mummies and cat-gods and tombs, but ratherRead more

“The Kingdom of the Gods” by N.K. Jemisin

The Kingdom of the Gods

I recently participated in a readalong of The Kingdom of the Gods, book three in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  To conclude most readalongs, I like to post a spoiler-free review for anyone who didn’t read along but is curious about the book. The first two books in The Inheritance Trilogy are narrated by mortals, butRead more

The Kingdom of the Gods Readalong, Week 5

The Kingdom of the Gods

Hi everyone, and welcome to the final week discussing N.K. Jemisin’s The Kingdom of the Gods.  It’s been a wild ride, and it’s been great seeing everyone’s reactions to the book.  Thank you all for sticking around for all three books. The following questions and discussions will contain major SPOILERS.  We’ll be discussing the endRead more

The Kingdom of the Gods Readalong, Week 4

The Kingdom of the Gods

Hey everyone, and welcome to the fourth week of the readalong of N.K. Jemisin’s The Kingdom of the Gods, hosted by S Voss from Dab of Darkness, Lauren from Violin in a Void, Gabriella from Book Bound, and myself.  The reading schedule is as follows: The Kingdom of Gods – 575 pages Week 1 PrologueRead more

“The Broken Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms is the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  Set ten years after the events of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the book tells the story of a blind woman named Oree Shoth who makes a living selling trinkets beneath the World Tree in the center of the capital city, Shadow.  Oree mayRead more

The Kingdom of the Gods Readalong, Week 2

The Kingdom of the Gods

Hey everyone, and welcome to the second week of the readalong of N.K. Jemisin’s The Kingdom of the Gods, hosted by S Voss from Dab of Darkness, Lauren from Violin in a Void, Gabriella from Book Bound, and myself.  The reading schedule is as follows: The Kingdom of Gods – 575 pages Week 1 PrologueRead more