Tag Archives: female lead

Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn

Read July 2019 Recommended for those who want hope at the end of the world ★   ★   ★   1/2 Vaughn has a easy-to-read style, and it didn’t take me long to finish Bannerless, despite persistent déjà vu.  I read … Continue reading

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Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Read June 2019 Recommended for fans of UF ★   ★  ★   ★ Fast-moving, moving from a straight-forward confrontation to a search and rescue. There are a lot of similarities with the Kate Daniels series: a heroine with a … Continue reading

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Beholder’s Eye by Julie E. Czerneda

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of aliens, space operas ★   ★  ★   ★ I remember reading The Big Idea for Czerneda’s latest book on Scalzi’s blog (ok, it was 2018) and was intrigued by her idea of … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of sci-fi, world-traveling ★   ★  ★   ★  ★   With reservations. What do you mean, what do I mean? There’s something about it–as good, as inclusive, as remarkable as it is–that just fails … Continue reading

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of Kate Daniels ★   ★   ★     The short version: Kate Daniels fans need to give this one a try. The long version: Interesting world-building, taking off on the Native American idea of … Continue reading

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The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

Read April 2019 Recommended for fans of feminist fairy tales ★   ★   ★  ★    T. Kingfisher stories have a kind of magic for me. They seem to be exactly what I need to read at that point in … Continue reading

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Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys

Read February 2019 Recommended for people who enjoy quiet exploration ★     ★    ★    ★  The title captures it perfectly; quiet, deep, thoughtful. Well, yes, there are multiple dimensions and worlds, and horrors from the night, and a … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

Read February 2019 Recommended for people who like traveling in the 60s ★     ★    ★  You know what’s lovely about Mrs. Pollifax? She’s unabashedly enthusiastic about travel and about meeting people from other cultures. Published in 1966, it … Continue reading

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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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