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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Recommended for fans of Hardinge Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 “They had found the edges of each other’s temper, like jagged rocks under a placid skin of water.” Frances Hardinge is an amazing writer. She is one of … Continue reading

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Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

Recommended for fans of light fantasy Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★    An improvement on the first book, Penric and the Demon, the shaman’s story picks up four years later. Penric has finished school and is working for the … Continue reading

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Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold

Recommended for fans of gentle YA fantasy Read October  2021 ★  ★  1/2 I grew up reading Brooks’ Shannara series, soon followed by Eddings’ Belgarion. The format is always the same, likely all based on Tolkien or Jung or someone; … Continue reading

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Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for fans of The Littles Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★    On the upside, I can now spell ‘Tchaikovsky.’ Anything that isn’t spelled correctly is purely a typo. On the downside, the trouble with reading some of an … Continue reading

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Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for fans of D&D, questioning Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   1/2 This was bananas. To be clear, I don’t mean ‘bananas’ in the wierd-fiction, ‘Authority’ kind of way, but in the ‘end up in a completely different … Continue reading

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Recommended for: fans of magic schools, Murderbot Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   ★  Undoubtedly five stars. What makes it so? The ability to capture my attention and hold until finished, the daze of finishing, and the desire … Continue reading

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Short Story Round Up, Part 3

‘They’re Made of Meat’ by Terry Bisson Read January 2021 Recommended for fans of humor  ★     ★    ★    ★       It’s made of meat, and I still prefer not to eat it. “Do you have any … Continue reading

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A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark

Read January 2021  ★     ★     ★ P. Djèlí Clark is one of those authors that’s on my ‘to watch’ list. You might even say I’m a fan. I’ve read through most of his short stories and purchased most … Continue reading

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Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Read January 2021 Recommended for fans of dark supers  ★     ★     ★ I’m not saying I was looking for lifestyle alternatives. Just because I’ve left the path of self-sacrificing medical worker doesn’t mean I’m swinging another way. In … Continue reading

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The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

Read November 2020 Recommended for fans of post apocalypse YA  ★     ★     ★    Despite often viewing reading as a solitary experience, sometimes friends are where it’s at. A flash book-group got me through the first Koli book, … Continue reading

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