Buckle up and fasten your seat belt, folks, cause I’m about to demand a HYPE for this.
So. I finally read this. Many thanks go out to everyone who kept recommending this one to me because reading this has been a joy. The first couple of chapters were just okay, but once Thomas Senlin entered the Parlor, this had me hooked.
The first part of this one is a bland The Name of the Wind fanfiction. Nothing more.
Behold: my first five star-read of 2021. ‚Best Served Cold‘ features an expertly constructed plot from the master of character writing. It’s a wild mixture of The Count of Monte Cristo and Kill Bill, a revenge story par excellence, graced with Abercrombie’s fleshed-out anti-heros: his best book yet.
Unpopular opinion time once again.
Second read of the year, second highly anticipated series of the year, second disappointment. And this time it’s definitely not a thing of taste: in my opinion, Malice, a book I’ve heard mostly gushing reviews about, is just mediocre. Obvious plot, boring characters, terrible tropes I hate.
An absolutely groundbreaking masterpiece. Its influence on modern fantasy can hardly be overestimated. Amazing twists and characters… and winter is still not here.
Unpopular opinion time once again – here’s what I think about the Inheritance Cycle aka Star Wars with Dragons. Basically: it’s a good intro into the genre for kids. And that’s it.
YES! I loved it! Don’t look at me like that, I was so friggin afraid that I wouldn’t enjoy it. In a way, reading the book itself made me feel high stakes since I was so, so, so afraid that it would disappoint me as much as The Way of Kings did – and that didn’t happen!