FCF 10 // The Queen’s Bargain by Anne Bishop

FCF 10 // The Queen’s Bargain by Anne Bishop

Posted August 30, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Books, Favorite Cover Friday / 0 Comments

So … I totally cheated with this week’s Favorite Cover Friday. Instead of taking this cover at face value before I began writing this post I instead read the synopsis and now I am slightly bummed and anxious for the release of The Queen’s Bargain by Anne Bishop. Since it feels like forever since I was in the world of The Black Jewel series I think it’ll be best if I re-read this series in order without skipping anything! I might need to take notes as well just so I can remember everything. But let’s talk about this cover for a second… The Queen’s Bargain by Anne Bishop Cover Breakdown I can’t remember the physical features of none of the female character within this timeless series but I’m hoping that the female on the cover represents either Surreal or The Queen. (I had to take a moment after writing that […]

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop

Posted August 1, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

I really didn’t know what to expect with The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop. I understood that it was somewhat of a Fae story but I could not have comprehended how vast the world Bishop created could’ve been. We don’t start this story off learning about the main female character mentioned in the synopsis. We instead begin to learn about the villains and the conflict that all the characters within The Pillars of the World will battle against. I found myself battling a slew of emotions while reading this story. I went from excited about where the romance and mystery would go, but Bishop did a great job of stringing me along and then abruptly, yet smoothly, introduced a sharp curve that then took the story onto new grounds. The Fae in this story were unlike any I’ve read before. Of course they were arrogant, entitled, and completely […]

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Posted July 2, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Dare I say it?! Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop was better than Murder of Crows. Hide the children! Or, should I say it was as good but in so many different ways? I think I’ll say both. If I had to narrow down one of the main factors that made Vision in Silver so great I would have to point to three characters; Meg, Simon, and Grandfather Erebus. All three, whether in conjecture with each other or individually kept me so entranced with the story that I think I was becoming sick because I couldn’t function without reading Vision in Silver. What kind of magic is that?! Remember back when I said in my review of Murder of Crows that I underestimated the stupidity of the humans? (If not, go here so that we’re on the same page). Well, I did it again…sigh Being held captive within Lakeside because of their stupidity didn’t […]

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Posted July 1, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 1 Comment

Repeating the praise I gave Written in Red is not something I want to do, since Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop was an altogether different, yet similar, monster. Everything that made Written in Red so phenomenal carried over to Murder of Crows and it took this series to another level. Reading about a possible romance between Simon and Meg from the sneak peek in the back of Written in Red made me so excited and anxious! Once I finally closed the pages to that book and then picked up Murder of Crows from the library I got to thinking; could a romance between the main characters mess this series up by bringing unnecessary drama to its pages or would Anne Bishop be able to swing it and still weave a fantastic story? Since I don’t have a lot of luck with sequels I dived into Murder of Crows anyway, without a life jacket, and hoped for […]

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Posted June 30, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 2 Comments

The world of the Others was so complex, but un-overwhelming, which was something a shocking surprise seeing as Written in Red by Anne Bishop is the first book in a high fantasy series. Wow, wow, freaking wow! The author did such a superb job of explaining things within the fabric of the story. I was able to follow along without having to go back to certain parts of the story to refresh my memory on certain things. I’ll try to provide the gist of the Others without causing confusion and chaos; the humans are against the Others (Wolfgard, Sangunati, Elementals, Crowgard, Hawkgard, Owlgard, Beargard, Coyotegard, Panthergard, and etc.) and vice versa. It wasn’t until both Montgomery, a police officer transferred to Lakeside because he killed a human to save an Other, and Meg, a blood prophet who escaped her ‘owners,’ shows up at the Courtyard, that the once set in stone barriers […]