2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.
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Series Review: Gwendy’s Button Box, Gwendy’s Magic Feather, and Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

I’m going to review the three books in the series individually – including the reviews I appended after re-reading each of the first two books as the subsequent one(s) were released. The series is incredible and the depth and breadth of the story across all three books was magnificent, particularly given that the books are not that long. If you are a long-time King/Chizmar fan or new to either of their works, definitely give this series a go. It’s magic of the first order, full of all the creepy-crawlies you’d expect from either but with a novel series of twists that really resonated with me. Continue reading Series Review: Gwendy’s Button Box, Gwendy’s Magic Feather, and Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Book Review: The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl

What an absolutely magnificent novel this was! Gigl’s world-building is second to none here, as is his characterization. The pacing, the plot, the revelations – everything was spot-on from start to finish. Continue reading Book Review: The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl

Book Review: Scarlet in Blue by Jennifer Murphy

This was a really excellent story that drew me in with its compelling characters, who were able to hold my attention despite an unfortunate slow-down in the middle that felt a little unnecessarily labored. (And how absolutely evocative and intriguing is that cover? I was immediately drawn to it – and rest assured, it delivers every bit of the surprising exuberance that the cover suggests.) Continue reading Book Review: Scarlet in Blue by Jennifer Murphy

Book Review: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

I really really really liked he way this one started (and the cover – I LOVE the cover). I feel like I say that about Gentill’s work often. Equally often, I seem to find myself struggling a bit with the wind ups she offers… That was the case here also. Continue reading Book Review: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Book Review: A Mirror Mended by Alix Harrow

I absolutely adore this series! I have struggled with fractured or reimagined fairy tales over the years. I’m drawn to them conceptually, but so often they just don’t hit the right tone for me, leaving me more than a little Goldilocks-ish (this one is too similar, this one too different; this one is trying to hard, this one is not trying hard enough). Continue reading Book Review: A Mirror Mended by Alix Harrow