Tag Archives: female lead

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Read January 2019 Recommended for  ★     ★     ★     ★ Unexpected. I haven’t tried Lovecraft for years, perhaps decades, so this lingered on my TBR, due to numerous reviews and blurbs mentioning how it turns Lovecroft storytelling sideways. … Continue reading

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Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Read January 2019 Recommended for fans of vampires ★     ★    ★   2019: past-carol. either had a much better attention span or lower standards. Let’s be honest: probably a bit of both. So what happened is that I started … Continue reading

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The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of survival stories ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 Totally Unauthorized Review It was very good, just the sort of read I wanted. Read it if you enjoy survival stories, or caving, … Continue reading

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Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of Jane Yellowrock ★     ★    ★     The Post in Which I Muse on the Series. I dropped this series a few years back. Heavy on vampire politics and with a lead … Continue reading

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Hex by Maggie Estep

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of horses, Claire DeWiitt ★     ★    ★    1/2 I sought this book out because of Sara Gran, author of Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead, mentions it in an … Continue reading

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A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  classic noir, detroit ★     ★       ★     1/2 On a whim–still whittling down that TBR list, don’t you know–I picked this one out of the list. Well, actually, a whim … Continue reading

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Pulling Strings by Nick DeWolf

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  King, thrillers ★     ★    ★    Well, I’ve got myself in a pickle. I rarely do ARCs, and for the most part, the ones I do are for books I intend to … Continue reading

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Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★    ★   Another surprisingly solid entry in the Lily Yu series. I say ‘surprising,’ not because Wilks a bad writer–she’s definitely not–but because my … Continue reading

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Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★     ★   The last book in a ten-book series. By all means, don’t start here. However, I do recommend reading this series if you enjoy … Continue reading

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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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