February 2017 TBR

This upcoming month (where did January go?) I will only have a list of three books. I realised four books a month, especially with Wheel of Time, isn’t really possible. If I have the time however, there will be more books of course! But let’s get on with my plans for the upcoming month. Here they are:


Fata MorganaFata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney

This book, or ARC, is a World War II story mixed with fantasy (If I’ve understood it right). I just had to ask for it on NetGalley, and to my amazement I was approved! (I am still way too surprised when I get approved…)

The story follows Captain Farley, and starts with him on a bombing mission over eastern Germany. Somehow, the bomber he’s on falls into another world, and he gets mixed up in a centuries long conflict among the ruins of a once great civilisation. There is also promise of a love story between the pages.

I really hopes this lives up to my expectations.

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Ringing in the New Year Tag

It is the end of January, but I do not think it is too late to do this tag. I was tagged by Blame Chocolate, thank you so much! I found her blog not long ago and I think even more people should find it. It’s a beautiful space on the internet.

But now, let’s get on with the tag, shall we?


Best book/series you’ve read in 2016?

They are not even fantasy! But they were amazing reads and recommend them to everyone.

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

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Merlin Watch Along – S01E10: The Moment of Truth

Still continuing by myself. If you want to join, one episode with a review once a week, just tell me 😀 However, here is episode 10 of the first season:


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This is the episode our heroes leave Camelot. Merlin’s mother comes in search of help, since her village is harassed by raiders. However, the village is outside the borders of Camelot and Uther cannot help without risking starting a war. Merlin feels it is his duty to go with his mother and help defend the village. Gwen and Morgana decides to come with him, as a thank to everything he’s done for them, and Arthur shows up after they’ve travelled halfway there.

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The attack on Ealdor

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Rebolgged: Book Reviewing Isn’t Simple – The Dark Truth of Author Bullying

Everyone should read this. I am sad to see that such things are happening.

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*Ok, I’m honestly a little scared of posting this as I don’t want any more harassment from the wrong people…

The above picture pretty much sums up how I feel today.  I’m exhausted and drained from all the horrible things that have happened recently.  I’ve faced cold distant treatment, attacks on facebook and now I’ve been bullied privately, all because I wanted to be honest and help out an author.

Back in October I wrote this post A Tough Decision – Don’t blame the Book Blogger Blame Your Fellow Indies 😦 after facing a load of abuse from some indie authors.  In the post I talked about my tough decision to stop reviewing indie books, but several weeks later, after having only good communications, I took back my ‘no-indie’ policy and started receiving indie requests again.  BEFORE I go on I must point out that this post isn’t talking about all the…

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The Magicians’ Guild

TMagician's guildhe Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book not really knowing what to expect (and I had bought the whole trilogy so I was praying it would be good), and it was really good.

The story is following Sonea, a young girl living in the poorer part of the city Imardin, as she out of nowhere discovers she has magic. No one that isn’t of the Noble Houses or lives withing the city walls has magic. A boy is killed and Sonea is forced to stay hidden from the magicians of the city. That however, is a task easier said than done as her magic is uncontrolled and untrained, bursting out when she least expects it.

Sone is a character I relate to very much. Her choices and behaviour feels very similar to mine and I think I would have made many of the same choices. She’s determined and thinks about her choices.

The magic is also very interesting, even though we don’t learn much about it in this book. But the fact that you might die unless you know how to use it is feels like a natural thing. Who would like to read about magic without consequences?

The ground has been set for this story. It is amazing how the book feels totally complete, at the same time as it feels like it is only setting up the story. There is so much to come. And I really hope the second book doesn’t feel like a filler-book.

There is one last thing I want to say: this is a perfect bridge book for someone who reads YA and want to start reading Adult Fantasy.


“We should expect this young woman to be more powerful than our average novice, possibly even more powerful than the average magician.”

This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work-—until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders…and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.

What the Magicians’ Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.

– Goodreads

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