Source: personal purchase

Magic’s Price

Magic’s Price
Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review While I have loved this series, I think that this one is my least favorite of the three.  I love Vanyel’s character as much as ever, even with all of his stubbornness.  For me it was Stefan’s character, as well as bits of his back story, that just didn’t do it for me. […]

Foundation

Foundation
Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review One of my favorite parts of the Valdemar epic saga are the Collegium so I love that there is now an entire series based on them!  Foundation is the first in a (so far) five book series set in the Collegium.  While Mags is the center of the series from the Herald Collegium, the […]

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Posted 27 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review As with anything and everything I have read by John Green, I greatly enjoyed this book.  No, I didn’t sob my way through it as I did with The Fault in Our Stars, but it was moving in its own way. This is a book that can’t be easily categorized as any one thing… […]

Magic’s Promise

Magic’s Promise
Posted 20 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book takes up long after the end of Magic’s Pawn and Vanyel is exhuasted by the wild magic and trauma that he has been through.  He is almost an entirely different person in this book, changed and matured with the experiences of his past.  As much as I loved the first book, I think […]

Magic’s Pawn

Magic’s Pawn
Posted 12 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love all of the series and singles that make up the entire Valdemar saga, and this one has always been one of my favorites.  Vanyel is a character that I think, in some way, is a universal character that we can all identify with in one way or another. Vanyel Ashkevron is […]

The Silver Gryphon

The Silver Gryphon
Posted 5 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Silver Gryphon is the last book in the Mage Wars trilogy, the first in the epic Valdemar saga.  The first book in the series was pure high fantasy, the second less magic and more intrigue, and this one is a tale of survival.  It also contains one of my favorite quotes from any […]

The White Gryphon

The White Gryphon
Posted 28 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The White Gryphon picks up several years after the end of The Black Gryphon.  The war is over and the everyone has fled to different parts of the world.  Skan, Drake, Winterhart, and Zaneel have escaped together, along with many others of Urtho’s former realm.  They have made their way south through treachorous land […]

The Black Gryphon

The Black Gryphon
Posted 19 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The entire Valdemar series is a favorite of mine and one that I have reread repeatedly over the years.  The series unfolds in the form of trilogies, duologies, singles, etc., and this series, Mage Wars, is the start of it all. The Black Gryphon takes place long before the Valdemar kingdom is founded, a […]

Extras

Extras
Posted 4 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Extras is the unexpected final book in the Uglies series, following what was originally touted as a trilogy.  The series is set in a dystopian future in which the ideas of beauty and conformity are the central ideals of the society.  This book takes place a few years after Tally’s story ended and centers on Aya […]

Specials

Specials
Posted 1 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have such mixed emotions about this book.  It was originally supposed to be the final book in a trilogy, although there is now a fourth book in which Tally appears as a non-central character.  So, even though this ended up not being the final book, it is really the final book in […]