Book Review: Sisters of Sword and Song

One of my latest additions to my ever-expanding shelf was Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross, a unique jewel of a book, and one I recommend. The world that Ross creates in SoSS is reminiscent of the mystique and charm of ancient Rome, with magic interlacing each word. I found myself captivated byContinue reading “Book Review: Sisters of Sword and Song”

Bad Guys and Backstories

I recently read a feed on twitter about the negative versus positive aspects of giving a bad guy in a novel a backstory, be it harrowing or not. What’s interesting is there seems to be a fair split between those who find it beneficial or detrimental to the story line to give the reader someContinue reading “Bad Guys and Backstories”

In A World Full of Mediocre Characters, be a Rose

If you haven’t read the Vampire Academy novels, you might want to look away. Have you looked away? I assume not because you are still scanning this page. Well, I hope you have read them, because I am about to examine the character that is Rose Hathaway. Rose Hathaway is one of the most, perhaps,Continue reading “In A World Full of Mediocre Characters, be a Rose”