Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons


Three is the conclusion of the young adult dystopian trilogy Article 5, written by Kristen Simmons. It was preceded by Article 5 and Breaking Point, two strong novels that left readers expecting a lot from the trilogy’s conclusion. Three definitely lives up to those expectations. In this trilogy, the United States is recovering after a devastating civil war. Insurgents all ... Read More »

The Night Eternal (The Strain #3) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

This review contains spoilers for The Strain and The Fall The final book in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s collaborative trilogy of vampire horror novels, The Night Eternal brings to an end the events begun in The Strain and continued in The Fall. Taking place two years after the conclusion of The Fall, The Night Eternal features a drastically ... Read More »

The Fall (The Strain #2) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

This review contains spoilers for The Strain The second entry in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain trilogy, The Fall picks up directly where the first book left off. With most of the trilogy’s heavy exposition having been covered in The Strain, The Fall is much more focused on direct conflict with the vampires. The infection continues to ... Read More »

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Allegiant is the conclusion to Veronica Roth’s highly popular Divergent series. And ohhh boy, was I excited about it. I read a good amount of young adult books, and this series was one of my absolute favorites. I had just finished rereading the first two and was completely pumped to read what I was sure would be a great conclusion to ... Read More »

The Grim Company (The Grim Company #1) by Luke Scull

Released earlier this year in the United Kingdom and then released in the United States in September, The Grim Company is Luke Scull’s debut novel. Welcome to the Trine, a world where wizards have murdered the gods. Nigh-immortal, these Magelords have taken control of a divided world, many of them ruling large cities. After hundreds of years of a despotic ... Read More »

The Strain (The Strain #1) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

A collaborative effort between film director Guillermo del Toro (known for films such as Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy) and author Chuck Hogan, The Strain was originally conceived as a series for television; it is now the first in a trilogy of vampire novels. The Strain has a relatively simple premise: a plane touches down in New York City, and all ... Read More »

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess is the third book in Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy, which is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series (originally a trilogy, Clare has signed for an additional three titles). Clockwork Princess follows Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince. Tessa Gray is an American girl lured to London by the dark magical forces of Mortmain. She escapes their ... Read More »

Shadowdale (The Avatar Trilogy #1) by Richard Awlinson

Shadowdale was first published in 1989 as the leading novel in The Avatar Trilogy, arguably one of the most significant series of Realms novels in terms of their effect on the setting. It was written under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson, which I always believed was to protect the actual authors (Troy Denning and Scott Ciencin) from the ensuing fallout. Shadowdale ... Read More »

Homeland (Dark Elf Trilogy #1) by R.A. Salvatore

While not the first book published in the Forgotten Realms by American author R.A. Salvatore, Homeland takes place first chronologically, and it reveals much of the history of one of the most famous characters of the Forgotten Realms, the Dark Elf Drizzt Do’Urden. As the first book of The Dark Elf Trilogy, it provides back story to Drizzt who appeared ... Read More »

Azure Bonds (Finder’s Stone #1) by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb

Azure Bonds, written by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb, was published in 1988 and tells the story of a sell-sword named Alias who awakens one morning to find a mysterious tattoo on her arm with no memory of how it came to be there. Her quest to uncover information about the symbols inscribed thereon leads to battles against powerful magic ... Read More »