Review: Words of Radiance

2020, REVIEW

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Stormlight Archive #2
Pages: 1087
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪

Synopsis for book one

According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed…

They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won.

Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne.

On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few day a young spearman forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn’t understand and doesn’t really want to fight.

What happened deep in mankind’s past?

Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?

My thoughts

This is the second book in the Stormlight Archives series by Brandon Sanderson. The book is told in multiple POV’s and on different timelines – Flashbacks – each book flashbacks to a different characters back ground. Way of Kings – Kaladin Words of Radiance – Shallan
Shallan is fast becoming a favourite character of mine and I thought her development throughout this book was done really well. Kaladin has always been one of my favourite characters and this didn’t change in this book. I can’t wait to jump into Oathbringer so I can read more about him. I love the world Brandon Sanderson has built and I think he has done a really good job with the world building. I do find I struggle at the beginning to get into the story as it is a lot to take in but once I am in, I can’t put the book down. I read the last 700 page of this book in around 2 days.
I think I say this in every Brandon Sanderson review but he is one of my all time favourite authors.
I recommend this series to everyone.

what are your thoughts on this series so far. Are you excited for Rhythm of War coming out on November 17th in the Uk, let me know in the comments below.

-Happy Reading
xoxo

Review: The Other People

2020, REVIEW

Author: C. J. Tudor
Pages: 400
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪

Synopsis

She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .

Three years ago, Gabe saw his daughter taken. In the back of a rusty old car, covered in bumper stickers. He was driving behind the car. He watched her disappear. But no one believes him. Most people believe that his daughter, and wife, are dead. For a while, people believed that Gabe was responsible.

My thoughts

I picked this up because it sounded creepy which is something I was looking for in the month of October when I picked this up.
I thought this was done in a clever way and was done well. I liked the characters and thought they were relatable, and I did feel for them when they were going through the issues they were facing. I liked the writing style which made it easy to read. The twists which came throughout where unexpected and I loved them.
This was my first book my C.J.Tudor and I will be picking another up at some point as I really found this one enjoyable.

If you have read this book let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

-Happy Reading
xoxo

Weekly Update

2020, updates

Hey readers…

I have finished two books this week and I am currently reading three books, two of these I know I will be able to finish by next friday

Finished books

The Institute by Stephen King was the first book I finished in this week. I gave this book 4 stars, it gave me xmen vibes which is a series I really love. I will hopefully have a review up for this soon

The second book I finished this week was The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen, I gave this a 3.5 stars, I did originally rate it 4 stars but lowered this slightly as Rizzoli, seemed a little too in your face and judgemental in this book. I like the plot, Tess Gerritsen is an author I like reading and I can fly through her books.


November TBR

2020, TBR

Hey readers…

I have a few books on my TBR this month. It was kindly picked for me by my husband. I have around 9 books on my TBR one was brought over from October.

I am around 65% into this book as I write this post. I am loving it and really hope I finish it by the time Rhythm of War comes out.

I find Tess Gerritsen books so easy to read and I really like her writing. I have read the first 5 books a few years ago and would like to continue.