Overall, I have mixed feelings about Camelot. There were aspects I enjoyed but I also felt underwhelmed at the end. Lancelot definitely put the bar high and I don't think Camelot was able to live up to it. Even so, if you enjoyed Lancelot, I don't see why you shouldn't also read Camelot. It has some nice - if a bit predictable - twists, battles, backstabbing, drama. Underneath it all, Camelot is the story about dreams, about unyielding loyalty and the notion that you never should give up.
This was really fast-paced, it’s entertaining and the POV character, Clay has a likeable voice which makes him easy to root for. I enjoyed how fun it was and all the nice touches that made it feel like an actual game.
If you are in need of a bit of lighthearted fun, plenty of adventure and important life lessons, The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot might be just exactly what you are looking for. It's just as enjoyable for adults as it's rewarding for kids.
Team RockStarlit BookAsylum reviews the SPFBO 5 finalist, Kalanon's Rising by Darian Smith. Thoughts and opinions are all our own.
This isn’t the coming age story that you see so often in fantasy; this is what comes after that. It’s all the stuff that hits you when you realize you’ve grown-up and moved on from some of the people who used to know you the best, and they from you. It’s also a story about coming to terms with the regrets of those lost friendships and the grief and that anger that comes from death and loss. Basically, it’s about moving on and what gets left behind in the process.
Team RockStarlit BookAsylum reviews the SPFBO 5 finalist, Blade's Edge by Virginia McClean. Thoughts and opinions are all our own.
Team RockStarlit BookAsylum reviews the SPFBO 5 finalist, The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang. Thoughts and opinions are all our own.
If you are looking for a lighthearted romcom and don't want to think too much, The Flatshare is a perfect pick me up book. With loveable characters - there is a lovely, mishevious little girl, and a hippie older lady who happens to be a rebel -, heavy topics and a budding romance with laugh out loud moments. Beth O'Leary's debut novel is definitely worth a read.
Team RockStarlit BookAsylum reviews the SPFBO 5 finalist, Fortune's Fool by Angela Boord. Thoughts and opinions are all our own.
I don’t mean to sound like I only have complaints - there is a lot to love about Kitsune, and though the story might need a little ironing out here and there, it was a very cool retelling of The Little Mermaid. This would be worth checking out if you are at all interested in retellings, or just looking for some fun stories involving yokais.