Tag Archives: fantasy

In Shades of Grey by Melissa Myers

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of In the Name of the Wind ★    ★    ★      A friend and I were talking about children’s books, and one lifelong reading preference that I’ve only gradually reined in is a … Continue reading

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The Trees by Ali Shaw. Or, The Characters.

  Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of green apocalypses ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Walden meets the apocalypse. Don’t read this book. You will complain that there is no plot, and it’s true, there isn’t much, not really. It’s … 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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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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One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of clever book references, ambiguous mysteries ★    ★    ★   ★    I have a confession: I read this half hoping to hate this, so I could make some space on the physical library shelves. Alas, … Continue reading

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Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft. But slowly. Oh-so-slowly.

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of The Orphan’s Tales ★    ★    1/2  This was one of the most lovely books I almost didn’t finish. To certain library books I must ask certain questions: are they worth overdue fines? Perhaps … Continue reading

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Necropolis by Tim Waggoner. Or, P.I. Mad-Libs, Magickal Edition

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans Simon Green ★    ★   Mostly, I have only Past Carol. to blame. You see, I realized my TBR list had over 600 books, over four years of reading if I ever tried to get … 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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Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales and clever girls  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★     Castle Hangnail is unbelievably charming and one of the first reads of the year to make it to my ‘to … Continue reading

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Johannes Cabal short stories by Jonathan L. Howard

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Cabal  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★    When the giant spider devil appeared in The Fall of the House of Cabal, it wasn’t long before I was giggling. How can you … Continue reading

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