Book Review: From a Certain Point of View

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Rating: 4.5/5

What it’s about: What if A New Hope was told entirely from the point of view of side characters. That’s the main premise of Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. From the loyal captain of the Tantive IV determined to keep Princess Leia Organa safe until his last breath to the force ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn and everyone–both good and bad, both known and unknown–in between.

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Book Review: The Grace of Kings

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Book:  The Grace of Kings

Author: Ken Liu

Genre: High Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5

What it’s about: Kuni Garu and Mata Zyndu could not be less alike. Kuni is commoner who rises through the ranks because of his cleverness and the loyalty he inspires in others through his compassion and fairness. Mata is the last in a line of great warriors and believes that true honor can only be found on the battlefield. These two great men hold very different views of what the world is and how it should be, but they are brought together by the revolution fighting to overthrow the emperor. But war and power change  people, and even Kuni and Mata are not immune to their effects.  Ambition, deceit, and all-out betrayal tear the two men apart as it becomes obvious that the fall of the emperor will not bring peace, and the two men at the forefront of the revolution realize that their hopes for the future of their land are not the same. This sweeping tale of friendship, love, power, and war is the first installment in the Dandelion Dynasty, a new fantasy series by Ken Liu.

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Current Reads

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Currently reading: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

I’ve been really excited to read this book for a while now, because it is a high fantasy novel that is drawing on Eastern (and specifically Chinese) epics and mythology rather than the Western-based fantasy that we usually see. I’m only a couple of chapters into the book, but it seems interesting so far. I’m really excited to see where this story goes!

Up next: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

This is my most recent book from Owlcrate (an awesome monthly YA subscription box which I LOVE). I’ve really enjoyed pretty much all of the books I’ve received from them so far, so I have high hopes for this book as well.

And aren’t both of these covers lovely? I do enjoy a pretty book (even if we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover).