(5/5) Frozen Wilds takes all the fun stuff in the original game and adds a bit more to it. You get a few more weapons. You get some new skills. There are a couple of new challenge formats. And even though I was eventually 20 levels higher than the highest quest level, it was still a very enjoyable challenge.
(4/5 stars) The third book on the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge is "A classic of genre fiction," and after scrolling through their list of suggestions, I decided this would be a good one to pick up. Everyone is probably familiar with the story because the movie is superfamous. The book is pretty much the same with a few additional details. I wish it weren't so familiar because the book is really well put together and it would probably be a thrill to experience the story for the first time through this book.
Summary: (3/5 stars) I thoroughly enjoyed the first of the Tufa novels, but even though this book had a lot of the same color and tone of the first book, it didn't manage to recapture the magic. I think it's probably because the main character is different and the overarching conflict between the two fairy families doesn't expand in a very satisfying way. I think there are five of these books and I'll keep reading, but now without the same anticipation.
(4 of 5 stars) I picked up Helter Skelter in order to meet the second item on Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: a true crime novel. It's a good book. Well-constructed, detailed, and insightful. But it's also very clearly written from a single perspective and comes with it some almost comedic elements of Bugliosi's own agenda and ego.