The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

In 2007, Patrick Rothfuss released to the world his debut novel and the first in the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Name of the Wind. Instantly a soaring success, Rothfuss probably wasn’t ready for the onslaught of fandom that would soon follow. He released the second volume, A Wise Man’s Fear in 2011, just four years after the initial book. Four years between books isn’t bad for … Continue reading The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Many of Haruki Murakami’s novels have underlying meanings, or parables. Most often his stories are filled with science fiction, cats, bizarre dreams and classical music. His 2014 novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki is another testament to his creative nature, spinning a more realist tale than fans are used to. Given that his novels usually are translated and released in English every four to five years, it … Continue reading The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings

Let’s face it, stories about children and young adults killing to survive are fascinating, so with the success of books like The Hunger Games and Divergent, it was to no one’s surprise that more like them were on the way. They allow young readers a look inside the primitivity of a world not far off from their own and give them an opportunity to develop … Continue reading The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings

The Lightning Tree by Patrick Rothfuss

The world of the Kingkiller Chronicles is many things, but simple is not one of them. Before millions of snapchatters and instagrammers were born, Patrick Rothfuss began work on his only series and magnum opus, the magnificent story of Kvothe. Since the first volume released in 2007, its sequel in 2011, fans have been absolutely torturing the man at every given chance about when he … Continue reading The Lightning Tree by Patrick Rothfuss