Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Book Review: The Queen of Blood

Posted September 23, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Queen of Blood

I’ve never made it through a Sarah Beth Durst book. I’ve DNFed a couple because her writing style just didn’t work for me. But I picked up The Queen of Blood at ALA because I really want to read more fantasy, particularly adult fantasy. There are specific things that make The Queen of Blood adult fantasy, but to be frank, other than a couple not that graphic love scenes and the violent nature of this book, it read more young adult fantasy to me, which I read a lot of. The protagonist starts as a child and grows into an more »

Book Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Posted September 13, 2013 by Kara in book review, Guest Post, Lyn / 13 Comments
Book Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

We all need a little help from out friends – even with reviews.  Lucky for me, Jessie at Ageless Pages Reviews was awesome enough to agree to a chat review for the hot new title Conjured. We jumped right in (after some lighthearted teasing about e-mail screen names from our past – we can’t get together without some banter, you know!   Warning – Spoilers Ahead!! Jessie:  Basically, I liked it, but thought it fell short on almost anything that was promised in the blurb. Or just watered down. Lyn:  First, you said the POV was off – I agree.  I really threw more »

Book Review of Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

Posted August 16, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review of Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

  “You are brightness. You are light. I come from a world of ice.” Review: This book was part of my Viking challenge. East of the Sun, West of the Moon is my favorite fairy tale, and brought me closer to Scandinavian literature. When I read the description for this book, I was all over it.  I already read East by Edith Pattou and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George, so adding this to the collection of retellings only made sense.  I also noticed that the last book I read (Vessel) was also written by the more »

Book Review of Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Posted August 2, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 18 Comments
Book Review of Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Vessel grabbed my attention with the cover – I won’t even lie to you. The colors and the non-Anglo featured female caught my eye right away. I didn’t even bother to read the description (dangerous stuff right there, and very shallow, I know). The author was well-known, so I figured it was well worth the chance to dive into this novel. Well, fear not, book cover lovers! Beauty is page deep in this tribal high fantasy! Right now, I am suffering from a HUGE migraine, and things are completely crazy. So, (once again – this is so embarrassing) I shall more »