Review: The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan

Posted in Reviews at 7:38 pm by Fiona

The Emerald Storm  (The Riyria Revelations, #4) The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
All I can say is wow! This story keeps getting better and better! Just when I think Michael cannot fool me, he twists the story when I least expect it. This is the first book of the series that really leaves the reader with a huge cliffhanger. There is so much I want to talk about but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’ll reserve my spoiler discussions for the Riyria Revelations group at Goodreads.com.

What I will say is I was a skeptical reader when I read the first book of the series (The Crown Conspiracy), but it made me interested enough to read the second book (Avempartha) which really hooked me on the story, then came Nyphron Rising and I was sunk hook, line and sinker! Each book gets better and better and I’m quite certain I won’t want it to end! C’mon Michael! Can’t you stretch this out to 12 books like the Wheel of Time? Pretty please?


Review: The Wheel of Nuldoid by Russ Woody

Posted in Reviews at 3:18 pm by Fiona

The Wheel of Nuldoid (Volume 1) The Wheel of Nuldoid by Russ Woody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I quite enjoyed my trip to Nuldoid. Russ Woody has a most intriguing imagination with a good dose of sentimentalism thrown in. The story reminded me in parts of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series and I could definitely see other stories about Nuldoid come from Woody. I liked the way he didn’t talk down to a YA audience and used some pretty big words. It’s good to introduce YA’s to vocabulary, especially when the Nuldoid-speak is such a grammatical mess! But by the end of the book I could practically speak Nuldoid myself, which really scares me.

All in all, I think The Wheel of Nuldoid was a very nice foray into the YA market and look forward to where Russ Woody goes from here with it.