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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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The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

Read  March 2018 Recommended for Sherlockian sci-fi fans ★    ★    ★    ★ In the age of fantasy books of ridiculous lengths–why, hello, Way of Kings–and series that may never be finished–ah-hem, George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss–I’ve rediscovered my love … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of The Girl With All the Gifts ★    ★   1/2 The Girl With All the Gifts  easily became one of my five-star reads of 2014, the year I read it. But I hesitated to … Continue reading

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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of biographies ★    ★   1/2   Recently, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was been popping up in discussion, and I had been toying with a re-read until fortuitously offered … Continue reading

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MageBorn by Stephen Aryan

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★    Mage Born is the first epic fantasy I’ve really enjoyed in a long, long time. Plotting surrounds a group of people connected to the Red Tower, a … Continue reading

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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz

Read October 2016 to February 2017 Recommended for dog lovers and scent enthusiasts  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Me, non-fiction and the Kindle–we’re a match made in heaven. For naps. So the fact that it took me so long to … Continue reading

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City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett.

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Guy Gavriel Kay who wish he’d write an action fantasy  ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 Some authors always manage to surprise me. Bennett is one of them, with each book I’ve … Continue reading

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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Read March 2016 Recommended for fans of Victorians, lies  ★   ★    1/2 Let me be frank– Shawn: As long as I can be Dean and Gus can be Sammy. Gus: Why do I always have to be Sammy? Shawn: … Continue reading

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