Overview of my Reviews SPFBO —– Updated: 2/7

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Edit: So, I should have linked this

http://weatherwaxreport.blog/2017/12/10/how-i-will-be-judging-spfbo-books-2018/

As a side note, anything 6.5/10 and over isn’t actually a bad score, it’s still 3 stars and up on GR. Noone here made it over 8.9/10… Esme the hardass I guess.


So, after reading 70 books, this is how things are stacking up. The books in green are officially in my top 30.

I am also going to pretend I have “Finalists” I’ll be picking 1/30 books, so 4 books by the end that would have been my top of the top. Like Marks site, dark green is ‘semi-finalist’ and bright green is ‘finalist’

  1. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe — SCORE: 51.5/60 or 8.7/10 Review
  2. Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher — SCORE: 46.5/60 or 7.8/10 Review
  3. The Crimson Queen by Alec Hutson – SCORE: 53/60 or 8.8/10 MISSING REVIEW
  4. Path of Man by Matt Moss — SCORE: 47.5/60 or 7.9/10 Review
  5. Faithless by Graham Austin King — SCORE: 53/60 or 8,8/10 Review
  6. The Eagles Flight by Daniel E Olesen — SCORE: 49.5/60 or 8.2/10 Review
  7. A Star Reckoners Lot by Darrell Drake — SCORE: 50.5/60 or 8.4/10 Review
  8. Souls of Astraeus by Jeramy Goble— SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  9. Moroda by L.L McNeil — SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  10. Jaeth’s Eye by KS Villoso — 51.5/60 or 8.5/10 Review – but wrong style
  11. Destiny of the Wulf by Harrison Davies — SCORE: 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 Review
  12. The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley — SCORE: 52.5/60 or 8.8/10 Review
  13. The Exercise of Vital Powers by Ian Gregoire — SCORE: 47.5/60 or 8/10 Review
  14. The Woven Ring by MD Presley — SCORE: 51/60 or 8.5/10 Review
  15. Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron — SCORE: 51/60 or 8.5/10 Review
  16. Ascend Online by Luke Chmilenko — SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  17. The Half Killed by Quenby Olsen — SCORE: 51/60 or 8.5/10 Review
  18. Where the Waters Turn Black by Benedict Patrick — SCORE: 52.5/60 or 8.7/10 Review
  19. Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis –SCORE: 42/60 or 7/10  MISSING REVIEW 
  20. Knight and Wizard by Bailey Montagne — SCORE 36/60 or 6/10 Review
  21. The Killing Jar by R.S. McCoy – SCORE: 44/60 or 7.4/10 MISSING REVIEW! 
  22. The Censors Hand by Adam SteinerSCORE: 48.25/60 or 8.1/10  Review
  23. The War of Undoing by Alex Perry — SCORE: 46/60 or 7.7/10 Review
  24. The Devils Library by Watson Davis — SCORE: 44/60 or 7.3/10 Review
  25. Winter’s Reach by Craig Schaefer — SCORE: 45/60 of 7.5/10 Review
  26. Anaerfell by Joshua Robertson —  SCORE: 44/60 or 7.4/10 MISSING REVIEW 
  27. Magic Comes to Whitepost by SJ Madill — SCORE: 47.5/60 or 7.9/10 Review
  28. The Shattered Orb by Samuel E. Green — SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  29. Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer —- SCORE: 49.5/60 or 8.3/10 Review
  30. A Threat of Shadows by J.A. Andrews — SCORE: 47.5/60 or 7.9/10 Review
  31. Toric’s Dagger by Jamie Edmunson — SCORE: 45/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  32. War Witch by Layla Nash — SCORE: 44/60 or 7.3/10 Review
  33. Soulbound by Bethany Adams — SCORE: 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 Review
  34. Valhalla Online by Kevin O McLaughlin — SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  35. Gateway to Nifleheim by Glenn G Thater — SCORE: 42.5/60 or 7.1/10 MISSING REVIEW 
  36. The Dragon Hunter and the Mage by V.R Cardoso — SCORE: 47/60 or 7.8/10 Review
  37. Akiri: The Sceptor of Xarbaal by Brian D Anderson and Steven Savile — SCORE: 45.5/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  38. Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett HermanSCORE: 51/60 or 8.5/10 Review
  39. Zeroth Law by Guerric Hacho — SCORE: 46.5/60 or 7.7/10 Review
  40. Drawn In by Nigel Bird — SCORE: 46.5/60 or 7.7/10 Review
  41. The Zero Blessing by Christopher Nuttall — SCORE: 45/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  42. Nefertiti’s Heart by AW Exley — SCORE: 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 MISSING REVIEW! 
  43. Corruption by Adam Vine — SCORE: 41/60 or 6.8/10 MISSING REVIEW 
  44. Ballad of the Beanstalk by Danielle Shipley — SCORE: 38/60 or 6.3/10 Review
  45. Wings of Justice by Michael Scott Earl — SCORE: 47/60 or 7.8/10 Review
  46. Jack Bloodfist by James Jakins — SCORE: 47/60 or 7.8/10 Review
  47. The Empire of the Dead by Phil Tucker — SCORE: 47.5/60 or 7.9/10 Review
  48. Dungeon Crawl by Skyler Grant — SCORE: 36.5/60 or 6.1/10 Review
  49. The Age of Mages by Ilana Waters — SCORE: 45.5/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  50. Road to Shandara by Ken Lozito — SCORE: 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 Review
  51. Cursefell by CV Dreesman  — SCORE: 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 Review
  52. Son of Thunder by James Jakins — SCORE: 46.5/60 or 7.7/10 Review
  53. Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathon Pembrose — SCORE 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 Review
  54. The Grey Mage by Aiden Hennessy — SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  55. Trail of the Necromancer by Lucas Thorn — SCORE: 43/60 or 7.3/10 Review
  56. Dead Letter by Benjamin Descovich — SCORE: 45/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  57. The Way into Chaos by Harry Connolly — SCORE: 45/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  58. Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J HayesSCORE: 53.5/60 or 8.9/10 Review
  59. The Rose Crown by Catherine Glen — SCORE: 45.5/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  60. Mage Slave by Rebecca Thorn — SCORE: 42/60 or 7/10 Review
  61. Benjamin Ashwood by AC Cobble — SCORE: 43.5 /60 or 7.2/10 MISSING REVIEW 
  62. The White Tower by Michael Wisehart — SCORE: 45.75/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  63. Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson — SCORE: 41/60 or 6.8/10 Review
  64. Devils Night Dawning by Damien Black — SCORE: 51.5/60 or 8.5/10 Review
  65. Fantasy Online by Harmon  Cooper — SCORE: 31.5/10 or 5.9/10 Review
  66. Joss of Seven by Jay Philip Horne— SCORE: 43/60 or 7.1/10 Review
  67. Halcyon’s Wake: Faith by A. Dale Triplett— SCORE: 43/60 or 7.1/10 Review
  68. Threads of an Empire by Simon Rudman – SCORE: 42/60 or 7/10 MISSING REVIEW! 
  69. Heir to the Sundered Crown by Matthew Olney – SCORE: 43.5/60 or 7.2/10 Review
  70. Evermage: Clash of Chaos by Trip Ellington – SCORE: 45/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  71. Of Angels and Men by Jonathan Yanez – SCORE: 36.5/60 or 6/10 Review 
  72. Ever Shade: A Dark Fairy Tale by Alexia Purdy: SCORE: 36/60 or 6/10 Review 
  73. Thunder Hunter by R. Medhurst: SCORE: 42/60 or 7/10 Review
  74. Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy: SCORE: 41/60 or 6.8/10 Review 
  75. Mercenary by Jon Kiln: SCORE: 40.5/60 or 6.8/10 Review 
  76. The Silver Mask by Christian Ellingsen: SCORE: 49.5/60 or 8/10 Review
  77. The Glass Gargoyle by Marie Andreas: SCORE: 42/60 or 7/10 Review
  78. Twin by Howard Gurney: SCORE: 45/60 or 7.5/10 Review
  79. Whom The Gods Love by MM Perry: SCORE: 48/60 or 8/10 Review
  80. Tiger Lily by K Bird Lincoln: SCORE: 48/60 or 8/10 Review 
  81. The Chronicles of Legacy by T. H. Paul: SCORE: 48/60 or 8/10 MISSING REVIEW
  82. Beyond The Forest by Kay Ling: SCORE: SCORE: 47/60 or 7.8/10 Review  
  83. An Ominous Book by Nancy Foster: SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/60 Review
  84. The Ventifact Colossus by Dorian Hart: SCORE: 47/60 or 7.8/10 Review
  85. Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann: SCORE: 47/60 or 7.8/10 Review 
  86. Here After by Terri Bruce: SCORE: 44.5/60 or 7.4/10 Review
  87. The Eighth God by Paul S. Lavendar: SCORE: 44.5/60 or 7.4/10 Review
  88. The Dead God’s Due by Matt Gilbert: SCORE: 46/60 or 7.6/10 Review
  89. Gods of Color by C. H. Baum: SCORE: 44.25/60 or 7.4/10 Review

 

Here’s a table listing them all in order as they stand now

Book TitleAuthorMale/FemaleBloggerMy RatingGR RatingNumber of RatingsNumber of Pages
Genre
Where Loyalties LieRob J. HayesMale
FBR8.9/104.21105371Pirate
grimdark
Heart of StoneBen GalleyMaleKitty G8.8/10
4.18135406Military
FaithlessGraham Austin-KingMaleVenture8.8/104.13155380high
grimdark
Crimson QueenAlec HutsonMaleFBC8.8/104.291,631422high
Where The Waters Turn BlackBenedict PatrickMaleFBC8.7/10
4.2579218legend
myth
Suff Adv MagicAndrew RoweMaleBookworm8.7/104.253,905621Epic
Lit RPG
Chaos Trims My BeardBrett HermanMaleF- Faction8.5/104.3312462Fantasy
Noir
Jaeths EyeKS VillosoFemaleF- Faction8.5/103.9361374Epic
Nice DragonsRachel AaronFemaleQwill8.5/104.126,418287Urban
The Half KilledQuenby OlsenFemaleFBC8.5/104.0457NAVictorian
Devil's Night DawningDamien BlackMaleKitty G8.5/104.2565650high
Woven RingMD PresleyMaleFBC8.5/104.2663346high

military
Star ReckonerDarrell DrakeMaleBooknest8.4/103.6436322epic
iranian
DarkstormML SpencerFemaleKitty G 8.3/103.8375304high
epic
Eagle's FlightDaniel E OlesenMaleVenture8.2/104.3517500high epic
historical
Censors HandAdam SteinerMaleVenture8.1/104.1540502high
epic
Whom The Gods LoveM.M. PerryFemaleBookworm8.0/104.0187270high quest
comedy
Tiger LilyK. Bird LincolnFemaleQwill8.0/103.5485277myth/legend

japan
The Legacy Chronicle T.H. PaulMale Kitty G8.0/103.52508high
Silver Mask Christian EllingsenMaleFBR8.0/104.06416murder
mystery
The Exercise of Vital PowersIan GregoireMaleKitty G8.0/104.1712570high
Magic Comes to WhiteportS.J. MadillMaleVenture7.9/103.867241high
Threat of ShadowsJ.A. AndrewsFemaleFBR7.9/104.29112452high
Empire of the DeadPhil TuckerMaleLynns7.9/104.00123166high
undead
Path of ManMatt MossMaleQwillery7.9/103.6327656coming of age
Valley of EmbersSteven KilliherMaleBookworm7.8/103.73262434high
epic
Dragon Hunter and the MAgeV.R. CardosoMaleF- Faction7.8/104.12405510coming of age
Wings of JusticeMichael Scott EarlMaleF - Faction7.8/104.0997211cops and
robbers
Jack BloodfistJames JakinsMaleLynns7.8/104.1449466Urban
War of UndoingAlex PerryMalePorno7.7/103.9213616high
coming of age
Zeroth LawGuerric HachoMaleF-Faction7.7/103.7929261high
sci fi
Beyond the ForestKay LingFemaleVenture7.8/104.1956414urban
portal
Son of ThunderJames JakinsMaleQwill7.7/103.9847339high
coming of age
Drawn InNigel BirdMaleF- Faction7.7/104.205115urban
Souls of AstraeusJeramy GobleMaleQwill7.6/104.015302high
scifi
MorodaL.L. McNeilFemaleWait List7.6/104.1651426high
Ascend OnlineLuke ChmilenkoMaleBookworm7.6/104.321,489NALitRPG
Shattered OrbSamuel E. GreenMaleF- Faction7.6/103.9158328epic
Valhalla OnlineKevin McLaughlinMaleFBR7.6/103.94303287LitRPG
Age of MagesIlana WatersFemaleLynn's7.6/103.79229206Urban
Grey MageAiden HennessyMalePorno7.6/104.110107high
White TowerMichael WisehartMaleBooknest7.6/104.24829645high
Toric;'s DaggerJamie EdmunsonMaleVenture7.5/104.1315324high
AkiriBrian D. Anderson and Steven Savile Male - MaleF- Faction7.5/104.27206256high
Zero BlessingChristopher NuttallmaleF- Faction7.5/104.27666376coming of age
magic school
high
Dead LetterBenjamin DescovichmalePorno7.5/103.8890221high
Rose CrownCatherine GlenfemaleFBR7.5/103.8340332high
EvermageTrip EllingtonmaleBookworm7.5/103.9040369high
TwinHoward GurneymaleBookworm7.5/104.011431high

grimdark
AnearfellJoshua RobertsonmaleBookworm7.5/104.4628312high
Benjamin AshwoodA.C. CobbleunknownBooknest7.3/104.121431324high
Devils LibraryWatson DavismalePorno7.3/104.0812283high
War WitchLayla NashfemaleLynn's7.3/104.34329455alt-history

urban
The Killing JarR.S. McCoyfemaleVenture7.3/104.2362400scifi mix
Gateway to NifleheimGlenn G. ThatermaleBookworm7.3/103.48264270high
Trail of the NecromancerLucas ThornmalePorno7.3/104.2623218high
SoulboundBethany AdamsfemaleBookworm7.3/103.761,811255portal
Road to ShandaraKen LozitomaleLynn's7.2/103.76612418portal

high
Pilgrimage to SkaraJonathan PembrosemaleBooknest7.2/103.333136high
cursefellC.V. DreesmanmaleLynn's Books7.2/104.0425112mermaid
Heir to the Sundered CrownMatthew OlneymaleKitty G7.2/103.6693340high
Destiny of the WulfHarrison DaviesmaleVenture7.2/104.2335518high
Nefertiti's HeartA.W. ExleyfemaleFBC7.2/103.823,360286steampunk

victorian

romance
Joss of SevenJay Philip HornemalePorno7.1/104.3949237urban

coming of age
Halcyon's Wake: FaithA. Dale TriplettmaleBookworm7.1/104.2619143scifi
mythos
thor
Mage SlaveRebecca ThornfemaleFBR7.0/103.891576300high
romance
The Glass GargoyleMarie AndreasfemaleBookworm7.0/104.03693330high
Threads of an EmpireSimon RudmanmaleQwill7.0/104.0714214historical

high
Thunder HunterR. MedhurstfemaleFBC7.0/104.0256306urban
Cage of Deceit Jennifer Anne DavisfemaleFBR7.0/104.21247NAhigh

romance
Stolen MagicMarina FinlaysonfemaleF-Faction6.8/103.951369262high

romance
MercenaryJon KilnmaleBooknest6.8/103.35280272high
Reign of BloodAlexia PurdyfemalePorno6.8/103.652293319urban

end of world
CorruptionAdam VinemaleQwillery6.6/103.5522524urban
Ballad of the BeanstalkDanielle ShipleyfemaleFBR6.2/103.8547270mythos
fairy tale
Dungeon Crawl Skyler GrantmaleVenture6.1/103.81652301LitRPG
Of Angels and MenJonathan YanezmaleBookworm6.1/104.180214urban
christian mythos

YA
Ever ShadeAlexia PurdyfemaleF-Faction6.1/103.793686282portal
Knight and WizardBailey MontagneunknownFBR6.0/105.01164high
Fantasy OnlineHarmon CoopermaleVenturea5.9/103.62158394LitRPG

 

 

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