Mar 112014
 
Review: The Lost Sisterhood

Told in a double narrative, current day Diana and long ago Marina, this is a story about Amazons. More than that, it’s a story about love, history, and understanding who you are. While Diana’s narrative was fun and exciting, it was Marina’s story that sucked me in. The adventures she embarked on in long ago Greece were intriguing. I love the retelling of Troy and the hints of Amazon influence in that, and other, well known myths. The modern narrative felt a bit like a Dan Brown search. Hopping from place to place, following artifacts with bad guys chasing, the […]

Jan 022014
 
Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

I picked this book up after I saw a readalong going on for it. I started after week 2 of 4, intending to join in and catch up with the readalong questions. Instead, I flew through the book, never stopping to answer the questions. I couldn’t, I needed to know what happened next. I loved the world building, the characters, and the gods. I basically loved everything about this story. There is an intense complexity woven into the story, and yet it’s easy to read, and easy to believe. The characters are intricate, and are written with strong personalities. Scimina […]

Aug 142013
 
Review: Daughter of the Sea

This story was a disappointment. The mythology was great, with a unique twist on Atlantis, but the execution did not match the potential of the story. Everything seemed to happen too fast and the ending didn’t really have a good conclusion. There were numerous gaps of time where it wasn’t even mention how much time had passed. But for everything to have happened, the time lapsed over the course of the book seemed much too long. Calista was a frustrating character. She was a mix of brave and whiny, headstrong and brat. She was forever changing her mind and causing […]