Category Archives: fantasy

Touch by Clare North. Actually, read.

Kate Griffin–excuse me, Claire North–is one of a handful of writers on my ‘will probably read everything they write’ list (not that this means immediately, mind you. But an interesting and talented enough writer that I’ll likely give everything a … Continue reading

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of heists ★    ★    ★    1/2 Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for. Recently, I finished his early award-winning book (Philip K. Dick, Edgar, Anthony), The Company Man, … Continue reading

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Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, murder mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★    Another solid entry into the World of the Lupi series. Rule Turner and his fiance Lily Yu have returned to San Diego to catch a … Continue reading

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Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of early Anita Blake, Kate Daniels ★    ★    ★   ★     Every now and then I read a review that mentions something along the lines of, “I’m not going to summarize this book because … Continue reading

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Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, Kate Daniels ★    ★   ★   ★    I can’t imagine why I dropped this series. Actually, I can: while I waiting for Wilks to write the next book, I broke up with … Continue reading

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Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★   ★   1/2 I’m going to shamelessly borrow a technique from my friend and buddy-reader, Mimi, and shorthand this as: ‘The one where Lily becomes two people, visits Dis with … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of Bel Dame, unusual fantasy ★    ★   ★   ★  Apocalypse Nyx is a group of five shorter works about Nyx and her team of misfits from Hurley’s Bel Dame series that begins with God’s … Continue reading

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The Black Parade by Kyoko M.

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of paranormal and angels ★    ★   carol.’s guideline for identifying sub-optimal YA books: 1) Everyone is supermodel attractive, even the villains. 2) They all ‘smirk.’ (I believe there’s over 20 instances in this one). … Continue reading

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Indexing by Seanan McGuire

Read  March 2018 Recommended for: not me ★    ★   At the end of the day, McGuire needs to stop turning in first drafts. Either that, or hire a new editor, because the one she has is about as rigorous as … Continue reading

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Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks

Read  March 2018 Recommended for people tho liked only the first Anita Blake ★    ★   ★    ★    In deference to Mimi, I’m letting my four stars stand. “Lily’s years in Vice and Homicide prior to making detective had rubbed … Continue reading

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