Author: Jay Kristoff

Book Review: : Illuminae

Posted October 22, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 7 Comments
Book Review: :  Illuminae

I flew in blind into this novel. I heard the authors, and I was sold. So I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this collaboration. When the ARC landed in my hands, I was so excited. So, what was birthed from two modern sci-fi/fantasy writers? Answer: A book that was fun, beautiful, but had some slight flaws that rubbed you the wrong way at times. Illuminae is one of the most beautiful, creative books I have come across in a while. When we read Night Film for Forgotten Friday, my most lavishing compliment was the use of current media, more »

Book Review: Illuminae

Posted October 15, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: Illuminae

I realize how incredibly lucky I was to be able to read an ARC of Illuminae. That said, before I get started on my review, you should know that I was only able to read it in PDF form on my laptop, and some of the fonts were small. I couldn’t zoom in, and so things like maps and tiny fonts during crucial scenes were practically impossible for me to read. I almost threw in the towel, but I wanted to read it so badly that I pushed on despite my issues. I blame the publisher for poor formatting and more »

Book Review: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Posted October 24, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 12 Comments
Book Review: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

I was one of the bloggers that raved about Stormdancer last year. And while Kinslayer was a mindblowing follow up to that book, it was also different in many ways. Some of which I liked, and some not so much. I like to mix it up a little, so I am going to do this review in sections again. Characters (4/5 stars): My love for Yukiko and Buruu are off the charts, as usual. Buruu gives the book all its humor with his fantastic one-liners as he tries to understand Yukiko’s feelings and emotions, usually failing but not failing to more »