Author Archives: thebookgator

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avid reader and Goodreads reviewer looking for a home.

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of hard sci-fi ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 This is a very dense book, packed with ideas. Although Watts mentions he’s a biologist by training, you wouldn’t know it, between … Continue reading

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Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★    ★   Another surprisingly solid entry in the Lily Yu series. I say ‘surprising,’ not because Wilks a bad writer–she’s definitely not–but because my … Continue reading

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Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of FBI, vamps ★     1/2    Cross The X-Files with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and you’ll about have it. I kind of liked Olson’s book, Midnight Curse, so when a fellow reader mentioned … Continue reading

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Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★     ★   The last book in a ten-book series. By all means, don’t start here. However, I do recommend reading this series if you enjoy … Continue reading

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The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of N’Orleans, orphans ★     ★    ★     ★   Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans  or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper … Continue reading

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Other Minds

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of philosophy of thought, octopi ★     ★   1/2 Octopi, or the floppy floppy spider of the sea,”(source: ZeFrank)  are pretty freaking amazing. Godfrey-Smith agrees, which is how this book came about. As he … Continue reading

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Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh

Read September 2018 Recommended for Marsh fans ★     ★    Some things should be allowed to fade into obscurity, and the underwhelming Vintage Murder is one of them. Like Enter a Murderer, it is primarily a theater mystery. However, … Continue reading

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of ScoobyDoo! ★     ★    ★    ★   Put on your pajamas, grab a bowl of Apple Jacks (my mom wouldn’t let me have Lucky Charms, my first choice in ridiculous sugars disguised … Continue reading

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Escape the Fall (Southern Grit #2) by Harley Tate

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse with guns ★     ★      After reading the first book in the Nuclear Survival series, I wandered off to other stories and other apocalypses. Recently, however, I was cleaning … Continue reading

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Survive the Panic (Southern Grit series #3)

Read August -Sept 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse with guns ★     ★     1/2 With only two stars for the prior book, why did I go on to book three, you wonder? Book two focused on the … Continue reading

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