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kammartinez

kammartinez

Joined May 2016

TBR status: ever-expanding Gothic mansion. | Book reviews: http://kammartinez.wordpress.com | IG: @kamreadsandrecs
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Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-Fg

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

Really fascinating read with great scholarly groundwork, but the ending was a bit of a letdown because it doesn‘t have the same kind of depth as everything else. Still a great read though!

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Here are my reading stats for January, and whoo! What a way to start the year! I know it looks like I got a LOT of reading done but most of that's attributed to manga: Houseki no Kuni, specifically. I had to pace myself by reading only one volume a day because otherwise, I'd wind up inhaling all eight volumes.

But yeah, the year's off to a pretty good start :D. Hopefully it keeps going, and I don't hit any reading slumps :D..

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-Fe

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

Holy WOW! This book ends Jemisin‘s mind-blowing Broken Earth Trilogy not merely with a bang (but yes, that‘s definitely involved), but with a bittersweet cry of despair, defiance - and hope. Above all, HOPE. Can‘t say more than that, but I could not have asked for a more PERFECT ending. Can‘t wait to see what Jemisin writes next XD.

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Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-Fa

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

I don't usually accept offers from authors to review their books, but I bit on this one because the premise looked interesting and I like flawed female protagonists. And this was a pretty awesome read! Not without its issues (the worldbuilding could be better), but everything else is pretty damn solid. Definitely worth the read. Give it a shot once it comes out on January 29 :D.

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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So I whipped together this fancast for Ninefox Gambit because I love Cheris and have a serious (and maybe really weird) crush on Jedao and yes, okay, Kujen. I know I know it's very weird because of what those two are but intelligence, competence, and confidence are things I find attractive okay? The hormones want what they want no matter what the brain says (though the brain has quite a significant amount of say in this too, so yeah).

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Red Right Hand | Levi Black
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Mehso-so

Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-F4

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5⭐️s

Meh, for me. Was appealing at first because “Cthulhu Mythos in an urban fantasy setting!” 100% appeals to me, and the protagonist is pretty amazing to read about, but the plot and the romantic subplot just made me twitchy. A YMMV read, for sure.

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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You know your nonfiction read is pretty solid when practically half the book is dedicated to the bibliography and index. Didn‘t expect any less of Reza Aslan :).

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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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Here it is! My best reads of 2017: https://wp.me/p21txV-Fc

In no particular order, natch, because I cannot for the life of me rank any of them in any kind of order. It was hard enough CHOOSING these books out of all the ones I read last year; I can't just rank them.

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Nope, don‘t need my heart. Don‘t need my heart at ALL.

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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TFW you know you‘re getting to the end of a book and you KNOW it‘s gonna HURT so you just. Stop reading. To preserve your feels.

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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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Here are my #bookishstats for 2017!

Complete information here: https://wp.me/p21txV-F8

Another year has come and gone, and while real life has been hit-and-miss for me, there's no denying that my bookish life has actually been pretty good :D. If you're curious to know how good check out the link above. And if you do the same thing I do - as in, crunch your reading data and make charts out of it - link me in the blog and I'll go check it out!

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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-F2

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

A pretty (grim)dark story to be sure, but it‘s got a tiny bit of hope in its heart that I really quite like. Also the world has shades of Dragon Age to it, so anyone who‘s played those games is going to recognise certain elements here. Villains aren‘t as complex as I‘d like, but hopefully that‘ll change in the sequels, which I‘m deffo looking forward to :D.

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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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Tamra Pretty much sums up parenthood. 😬 2y
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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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Excited to run down the end of the year with this ARC :D. I haven't read anything by Myke Cole, but given the buzz I've heard about his stuff I doubt I'll go wrong with this selection.

Thanks to Tor Books for the ARC XD!

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Listen I love me a great breakfast buffet but nothing says “Christmas morning” quite like a cup of taho: soft tofu in intensely sweet dark sugar syrup, served hot. You can have it anytime of the year here in the Philippines, but for me it‘s a special Christmas treat :D.

Merry Christmas to everyone on Litsy! Hope your spreads are good and your presents excellent (or at least practical XD).

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-F0

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

You know how humanity knows more about the surface of Mars than we do about the bottom of the ocean? And how climate change, pollution, and overfishing are doing things to the ocean we can‘t totally predict just yet? Yeah, this book shows a what-if for the kind of disaster humanity might face if we don‘t try to understand our own oceans. And all I can say is: YIKES D:.

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Bambolina_81 Great quote! 2y
Owlizabeth I just read this line and was like, why does this sound so familiar?? Litsy! 2y
kammartinez @Bambolina_81 It‘s a great book XD. Hope you choose to pick it up and read it someday :D. 2y
kammartinez @Owlizabeth Litsy-induced deja vu? Totally works XD! 2y
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Jess7 Love this! 2y
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Mehso-so

Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-EY

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

Not quite what I was expecting it to be. Thought I‘d be getting something along the lines of Kolbert‘s The Sixth Extinction through the lens of jellyfish science, and though the book DOES aim for that it doesn‘t play as nice with the memoir aspect as I‘d like. Pretty good read, but could be better and more substantial.

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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thec0zy Love this book so much! *squees* 2y
kammartinez @thec0zy So do I! Oh man, the next one‘s gonna be amazing XD. 2y
thec0zy @kammartinez For real! I cannot wait. 2y
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Full disclosure: this is my first Mira Grant read. I kind of bypassed the Newsflesh books because zombies just don‘t interest me much. Mermaids, though? Oh, NOW we're talking! But it's got to be the RIGHT kind: the kind that haunt uncharted waters, who smile with too many teeth - and then use those teeth to slash open the throats of the hubristic and the unwary. And it looks like this book is about THOSE mermaids, so I‘m deffo excited for this XD.

Ashley_Nicoletto Did you know Mira Grant is also Seanan McGuire?! And I am in serious love with the Wayward Children Series. (Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones). I can't wait to read this!! 2y
ralexist @Ashley_Nicoletto - I didn't know that! I'm a fan of her October Daye series so this'll definitely be a book to look into. 2y
kammartinez @Ashley_Nicoletto I do know she‘s Seanan McGuire :D. I‘ve been reading her InCryptid series, and am just waiting for the right mood to strike me before I go for the Wayward Children books XD. 2y
kammartinez @ralexist It‘s amazing so far; I hope you choose to pick it up too :D. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @kammartinez book 2 is my favorite. So creepy and weird. 2y
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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-EW

So much happened in this installation. SO. MUCH. And I can't say what exactly happened, because that would mean spoilers, but I will say this: you know how the Great Houses in A Song of Ice and Fire have a motto? Well, I get the distinct feeling that House Kholin? Its motto is: “Go big or go home" because DAMN.

LeeRHarry Love you dedication considering the page count! 😊 I haven't read any of his novels but have been interested in them for a while - which one would you suggest I read first? 2y
kammartinez @LeeRHarry I suggest starting with his Mistborn Trilogy :D. It‘s already done, plus it‘s a very good litmus test for whether or not you‘ll enjoy Sanderson‘s other work. If you‘d prefer a one-shot (though full disclosure: he works better in MUCH longer storytelling format because he can REALLY stretch his legs), Warbreaker is also good :D. 2y
LeeRHarry @kammartinez thanks muchly for your recommendations 😊 2y
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