Empire of Exiles – Shapeshifting Salty Mysteries

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to another year of The Quill to Live. Our first review of the year is of a fabulous book I read over the holidays that greatly impressed me. Empire of Exiles, by Erin M. Evans, is a hit-the-ground-running mystery about four POVs in a giant society locked in a…

The Quill To Live Most Anticipated Watchlist: 2023

Every year the members of The Quill to Live gather together to plan out our reads for the next year and flag the books we are most looking forward to in order to ‘claim’ reviewer status among ourselves. We figured it might be fun to share our list of choices in case you were curious…

How To Defend Your Lair – A Villain’s Guide To Defense

Happy December, everyone! With our best of 2022 list completed, and me being off the clock to cram in as many new releases as possible, I had some time to explore some of the weirder and more interesting books on my radar. One in particular that caught my eye was How to Defend Your Lair,…

Primeval Fire – Getting Back Up Again

The Scarlett Odyssey, by C.T. Rwizi, has been my ace-in-the-hole recommendation recently. I stumbled onto the first two books last year and as you can tell from my review and the extremely high ranking of Requiem Moon on the Best Of List - I was impressed. I have been using the trilogy as my pocket recommendation…

The Golden Enclaves – Flashy Finish

I was looking forward to the third and final piece of The Scholomance Trilogy, The Golden Enclaves, with lukewarm excitement. Though Naomi Novik’s A Deadly Education charmed the pants off of me despite its lore dumping and endless tell not show, the second book, The Last Graduate, had big ideas that interested me less than…