3.5 stars Pretty much exactly a year after his girlfriend Merrin Williams was found raped and murdered, Ignatius “Ig” Perrish wakes up after getting blackout drunk and discovers horns spouting from his forehead. He’s not entirely sure they’re not a hallucination at first, but when he discovers how people behave around him due to the horns, he realises that they are sadly all too real. Turns out the horns make everyone around him spill their deepest, darkest secrets. They confess to their most shameful wishes and desires and they bluntly tell Ig to his face what they actually think of […]
I can not say how much praise I have heard about this book, and how many times I’ve picked up the sample and not finished it. Finally, and with determination, I set out to at least finish the sample. This time I finished the sample and the entire book, and I’m glad I did. The beginning is a bit violent (rape, murder, etc. etc.) but the rest of the book didn’t feel as extreme. Prince Jorg is definitely an anti-hero, but I still cheered for him. I enjoyed this book enough to pick up the second. I am going to give this book 4 […]
Red Seas Under Red Skies is the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch.
Minute Review I picked up this book after seeing someone put it on their favorite list for 2013.
Minute Review After reading The Fault in Our Stars I was going to start
Minute Review I’m a little behind in reading this book, but to be honest, I’m not entertained by stories of immense sadness (the holocaust, slavery, kids dying, etc.). The title intrigued me, as it’s a play on the Shakespeare quote “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves”. This book is basically about two witty teens dying from cancer. Their entire situation is the evidence that “there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.” I thought it was well written and an interesting portrayal of the life of Professional Sick Kids, I give it […]