Category Archives: Book reviews

A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

Read August 2022 Recommended for fans of the Scholomance ★   ★   ★   1/2 Fairy tales and I go way back. For a little perspective, you have to remember I’m the Disney Classic era, so I’m not talking movie fairy tales … Continue reading

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Blood Work by Michael Connelly

Read Sept-Oct 2022 Recommended for police procedural fans ★   ★   1/2   This was a chore, despite being one of the more competently written Michael Connelly books. If you enjoyed it, fabulous. Sincerely. (And if you like Connelly but haven’t tried … Continue reading

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Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards

Read October 2022 Recommended for fans of UF/PNR very slow burn ★   ★   1/2    The urban fantasy market feels overcrowded, but Hailey Edwards is one of the few that has gets my attention, beginning with The Beginners Guide to … Continue reading

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Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

Read August 2022 Recommended for fans of folk tales ★   ★   ★   ★    ★        I liked this so much I’m going to go read again. Brb. The third installment in a series of novellas that loosely … Continue reading

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Runner by Patrick Lee

Read August 2022 Recommended for fans of xfiles thrillers ★   ★  I needed a palate cleanser between the dark chocolate intensity of Novik’s The Golden Enclaves, and the crunchy deliciousness of Vo’s Into the Riverlands, which I wanted to re-read … Continue reading

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The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik

Read September 2022 Recommended for fans of the Scholomance ★   ★   ★   ★   This isn’t your childhood Harry Potter. “I didn’t want to get up and go on in the world, agreeing that it was in any way acceptable for … Continue reading

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Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

Finished September 2022 Recommended for fans ★   1/2  Super-cool premise, super-soft execution. Good memories of Lafferty’s Six Wakes led me to requesting Station Eternity. Sadly, time seems to have increased ambition without accompanying skill. Six Wakes was a fun, locked-room–of … Continue reading

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Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Read August 2022 Recommended for people in the 2000s unratable Back in the day–ie, as they were released–I read all of the Stephanie Plum books. No matter how ridiculous, I could say that they gave me at least one laugh-out-loud … Continue reading

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A Book of Bones by John Connolly. Or Book of Digression

Not finished August 2022 Recommended for serious Connolly fans ★   ★    Dear John, I wanted to read a book about Charlie. His buddies, Louis and Angel. His ghost-kid. Maybe something sort of supernatural. But this felt like an EXTRA!!! … Continue reading

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Sea Storm by Andrew Mayne

Read August 2022 Recommended for people fans of water, thrillers, procedurals ★   ★   ★   ★  It was probably four chapters before I really stopped to take a breath. It’s been awhile since I had a read like that viscerally engaging, … Continue reading

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