Posts Categorized: fantasy

The Calling: review

The Calling: review

The Callingby Kelley Armstrong I have a feeling that some people are going to hate Kelley Armstrong’s The Calling. It’s almost impossible that she didn’t think this was going to piss a few people off. This is a book you can’t take at face value. Because at face value, this is a slow progressing plot, the romance is largely missing (though not entirely, it’s just not with the same guy – shock horror), and as we get more answers about Maya, her friends and the bad guys, we also get more questions. This is an adventure book. It’s a prolonged action scene. It’s like a cross between the Blair Witch Project, Mantracker and Survivorman. There’s a lot of hiding, running, fighting, all that jazz. It started to become frustrating because if you’re someone who looks for plot development, then this might be a bit of a challenge. If you’re someone… Read more »

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Flying Blind: review

Flying Blind: review

Flying Blind (Dragon Diaries #1)by Deborah Cooke Aerial dragon battles. A girl with a cool mystical powers. Cute boys on motorbikes. What more could you ask for in a fun and fluffy paranormal book? Flying Blind took me completely by surprise. The story follows Zoë Sorensson, the only female dragon shapeshifter in existence, who has important duties to assume when she comes to maturity. The problem is, her powers haven’t bloomed properly and the few times they begin to appear–in the form of a mesmerizing flame in the pupils of her eyes and a single curved talon–she can’t control them. As a result, she’s shipped off to dragon “boot camp” where she’s huddled with a group of dragon boys she’s known all her life, including Nick, the attractive guy who she may be destined to be with. The dragon lore is exceptionally well thought-out, with specific behaviors and mythology.  I… Read more »

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