Hi guys, I hope you are all well. March has been a pretty crazy month and I hope you are all keeping safe at the moment. The shops here have been pretty empty but it sounds like it’s the same way for a lot of people. Remember to wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing. Anyway onto the books… I read 4 books this month. I started the month reading quite a lot but then I didn’t read that much in the second half. I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizon instead. Let’s get started with the mini reviews.
Diamantine / Andrew Rowe / ★★★
Weapons and Wielders series
Length / 488 page
After really enjoying the first book I had high hopes for this sequel, but for some reason this one just didn’t work as well for me. I didn’t find the plot as compelling as the first and I found Dawnbringer kind of annoying in this instalment. I did quite like the tournament setting though. I would still recommend checking this series out, but I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first.
A Sword’s Poem / Leah R. Cutter / ★★★.5
Publisher / Knotted Road Press
Length / 278 pages
Inspired by Japanese folklore, this book follows a kitsune (fox spirit) who sets out to bring back her true love after he is taken from her. It is set during Heian period in Japan and consists of three novellas. Although I found the main character a little frustrating at times, I really enjoyed this book. The setting was great, the plot was compelling and the writing is good. I would definitely recommend checking this out, especially you enjoy books inspired by Japanese folklore.
Night of the Dragon / Julie Kagawa / ★★★★
Shadow of the Fox trilogy – book 3
Publisher / HQ Young Adult
Length / 384 pages
*I received a digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
This was a fantastic conclusion to the Shadow of the Fox trilogy. Kagawa did a wonderful job at bringing all the pieces of the plot together in this final instalment. The plot was compelling throughout and the character development was so well done. If you enjoyed the previous two books, then you’ll enjoy this one too.
The Copper Assassin / Madolyn Rogers / ★★★★
Tales of Wyverna – book 1
Publisher / KDP
Length / 290 pages
Thank you so much to the author for sending me an early copy in exchange for an honest review. Set in the city-state of Wyverna, it follows a young man called Gorgo who stumbles upon a plot to assassinate the Warlord (founder of Wyverna) and takes it upon himself to save the Warlord and the city. I really enjoyed this book. From very early on, I was invested in the story and it remained compelling throughout. The characters were well written and the writing is great. I highly recommend checking this book out. I will have a full review up soon.
That’s it for today. Hopefully I’ll be able to balance my reading and gaming time a bit better in April. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.