Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I had heard so many good things about this series from people who I really trust, so my expectations were pretty high going in. This, as it turns out, was a mistake. I was promised rich politics, morally grey characters, blindsiding betrayal, and fascinating magic. I expected strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. I got none of the above.

My Dream Reading Nook

I don't know about you, but I have a dream reading nook. A place that only exists in my mind, where the lighting is perfect (not so bright that I need sunglasses because of the white pages of my novel, but still bright enough that my eyes don't strain), the temperature is ideal (I'm not sweating while I'm just sitting there, but I'm not shivering), and there's just enough ambient noise.