Monday, August 15, 2016

Mark These Book(s) Monday: The Architect of Song & Warrior Witch!!!

Hello there guys!!

Back on the blog today! I keep trying to be a bit more constant with the blogging and the reviews but something or other keeps on getting in the way!

BUT today I am back with two reviews of eARCs! One of the will count towards my NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge and the other counts for my ARC August Challenge!!

The Architect of Song (Haunted Hearts Legacy, #1)The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anita Howard is one of my auto buy authors and every book of hers reinforces this more and more!

The Architect of Song is a perfect example of a brilliantly done gothic novel. Atmospheric, enticing and absolutely captivating!

The writing is as vivid and visual as it was in her previous books and it paints us clearly both settings and characters without bogging down the narrative.

Very soon we are completely enthralled by the mystery and Juliet's experience through it all. Given Juliet's disability and her losses in the book, she is a wonderful & strong main character that tries to be strong and true to herself even if it goes against what society expects and accepts in her time.

She still has a support system that accepts her as a whole and even if misguidedly try to push her towards something or other, they always try and be there for her when she needs it.

The romance is very much part of the mystery, a mix of love triangle and forbidden love and the author really managed to surprise me and very much like and enjoy the way she did & resolved the love triangle, and that really IS saying something!

There's so much tension in this book, romantic tension and character development tension and it's all so well paced! It just keeps you glued to the page, wanting to continue reading and finding out more and finally knowing what will happen!

And the way the book ends is done so very well!! It's the first book of a series of companion novels and as such ends up resolving everything very satisfactory, but have you looking forward to more stories too! Very much deserved 5 stars to this enthralling & perfect gothic tale!

Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3)Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warrior Witch is the final book in the Malediction trilogy and as such it had to find a way to solve everything that had come to clash and burn at the end of the last book.

Once again Tristan and Cécile need to find a way to work together and learn from each other how to balance the greater good and the individual good and how to balance thinking and acting. Cécile is still the one that will always throw herself into action and will always be more emotional, and Tristan is the one that thinks everything through and through every possible angle. They do find a way to let each other do what they have to, even if not everyone agrees with the tactic.

Things are more and more complicated because not only we have the trolls out BUT we do have the trolls ancestors throwing their on sides of the war in, and that makes everything even more complex!

I wasn't thrilled by some of the choices that both Tristan and Cécile made, but they were very much in character and in the end proved to be the right ones, even if they were probably more of the "lesser of two evils" variety at some point.

The ending really packed an emotional punch, and there were plenty of casualties and pain along the way, but I'm so glad that Danielle managed to add hope and redemption in this very harsh road! I don't think the trilogy could have ended better in any other way. Very much deserved 4 stars!


  1. Gahhhh... I was so worried about reading something so different from A.G. and then not liking it, but I should be ashamed for thinking she could write anything that would disappoint me. *hangs head* You hit it spot on with decribing it a atmospheric because that is one of the things that stands out for me. I loved it. Thanks for the review. :)

  2. Lovely reviews Pili :D YAY for enjoying both books so much. <3 That is awesome. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely thoughts about them :) Sadly, none of them are for me. Sigh. And ahh. I'm a bit sad that you loved Warrior Witch, haha :D I could never imagine loving it after learning about that ending :\ And yet so many seems to love it. And I do not get it one bit. Huh. Oh, well :D I am glad you weren't disappointed. <3


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