Category Archives: fantasy

Lumberjanes: A Terrible Plan. Vol.3

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of girrrl-power ★    ★    ★    It was somewhat with surprise that I found myself enjoying the first two Lumberjanes graphic novels, as it’s not a form I’m drawn to (ha-ha) normally. Unfortunately, the third … Continue reading

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Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of Butcher and noir PI ★    ★    ★      I see dead people. Well, I don’t, not really, although I do regularly encounter the dying. But I was curious to see how a urban … Continue reading

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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Like childhood.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for ? fans of Neil Gaiman ★    ★    1/2 This is definitely not a young adult book. If you should try, with best intentions, after reading numerous glowing reviews and having heard Connolly’s name bandied about … Continue reading

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Chaos Mage by Stephen Aryan

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy and sieges ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Wow, what a stroke of luck! The rather crabby clerk at Half-Price Books wanted me to know it’d be half an hour before … Continue reading

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Vampire Blues by Stephany Simmons

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of very light PNR ★    ★    ★    Adventures of the first book over, Eleanor Figg and Lian Cairn are now a couple. They’ve decided to remodel his Irish pub into a bar and grill. … Continue reading

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Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Or, Mercy me.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass-lady urban fantasy. And vampires ★    ★    ★    I’m always on the lookout for the next Kate Daniels, and the Jane Yellowrock series comes close. Like Kate, she lost parents to violence, and … Continue reading

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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people who want a fast read, Scalzi fans ★    ★    1/2     Written at the proverbial, easy-to-access, reach-all-literacy-levels eighth-grade level, The Dispatcher has an intriguing core idea. Unfortunately, the writing kept it only two … Continue reading

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Bone Song by John Meaney. Or, Good Bones, but Needs More Flesh

Read  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★ An intriguing but wildly inconsistent book. Imagine, if you will, J.D. Robb’s In Death series redone with the deathworld of Chronicles of Riddick, the sensibility of a … Continue reading

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Voodoo Dues by Stephany Simmons

Read May 2017 Recommended for fans of light PNR ★    ★    ★ A lot like Jello with whipped cream; light, a bit forgettable, and sweet. A few sections felt first novelish, kind of wish-embodiment on the part of the author, … Continue reading

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop. Or, chocolate that doesn’t melt in your hands.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of Speshul Snowflakes and ecological wins ★    ★    ★   ★   Oink, oink! For those who follow my reviews, I’m unable to stop myself from comparing this series to candy. As I learned in Salt … Continue reading

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