first-impressions

First Impressions: The Huntress

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I downloaded this book on OverDrive without knowing what it was about. I remember seeing it all over Goodreads when it came out, flicked through some reviews and skimmed the blurb and then added it to my TBR. Usually I do my research, and usually I tend to regret it.

But honestly, this time that is so not the case. I was reading it past midnight, and I just started getting so creeped out that when I heard the long and drawn out creaking of a door I actually got so scared. Luckily, after investigating it was my brother. It might sound stupid but the premise… the way this women is portrayed… is just downright terrifying. Maybe this is why people find the Woman in Black scary, although I haven’t read it yet, but I feel like this one is probably much better in every single aspect, and I’m only 140 pages through.

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first-impressions, YA fantasy

First-Impressions: Flame in the Mist

Image result for a flame in the mistLast night, despite all of the many books I’ve already started, I decided to start a new one. Woohoo. This one, I just couldn’t resist, to be honest. I saw it on OverDrive, and then I looked it up on Goodreads, and wow those reviews were stunning. So obviously, I borrowed it immediately  and dove right in.

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t that. I thought it would be more of a political story where Mariko needs to try and survive in the politics of court and everything. Okay, fine, I obviously didn’t read all of the synopsis, I just read it now and am shook. The author just took it all one whopping step further.  Continue reading “First-Impressions: Flame in the Mist”