The Poppy War is a classic underdog story, but with a brutal and very dark twist. A good read, and one that sets the stage for future installments in the series.
BOOK TOUR/Review: Sordaneon (The Triempery Revelations #1) by L.L. Stephens
Tangled politics, fascinating characters, and a world ruled by sleeping gods… Sordaneon was immersive from page one.
Review: Son of a Liche (The Dark Profit Saga #2) by J. Zachary Pike
As far as sequels go, this was a good one. There is much more going on in this book than it’s predecessor, but it was just as funny in parts.
Review: Orconomics (The Dark Profit Saga #1) by J. Zachary Pike
A humorous fantasy about economics, the politics of heroes, and questing with a definite MMORPG vibe.
Review: The Blood of Outcasts (The Bane Sword Saga #1) by D.A. Smith
The Blood of Outcasts is set in a fantasy world that seems to be based on ancient Japan. It features a ton of action, unique magic, and a fast-paced storyline.
Review: The Chasm (Finding Humanity #2) by Branwen O’Shea
The Chasm was an excellent sequel to The Calling. I recommend both books for fans of adventure-driven science fiction with an array of very interesting characters.
Review: The Calling (Finding Humanity #1) by Branwen O’Shea
The Calling is not your typical YA science fiction story, and there was a lot to this world beyond the ice age and the sickness, but the characters and the conflict between them were what really drew me in.
Review: The Awakening of Marcianna (Thief of Destiny #1) by Isabelle Markus
This was a very interesting coming to power story, in that the main character is middle-aged and has built a family prior to gaining her abilities.
Review: Of Mycelium and Men (The Biomass Conflux #1) by William C. Tracy
This was a very interesting read, and from my perspective as a microbiologist, well-researched. I’m interested to see where book 2 will take the story.
Review: Aestus Book 2: The Colony (Aestus #2) by S.Z. Attwell
Aestus: The Colony was on par with the first book (The City), in terms of storytelling and writing quality.
This was a great sequel and conclusion to the Aestus series.
Review: The Master of Night (The Warriors of Bhrea #2) by T.M. Kohl
The Master of Night picks up right where The Lost King left off, and was a great continuation of the series.
Review: The Stones of Valtara (For the Love of the Gods #1) by Christopher Clargo
A Celtic-inspired fantasy and a great setup for the beginning of a series.