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Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Read March 2021 Recommended for UF who want something a little different  ★     ★     ★     1/2 Always on the look-out for something new in urban fantasy, Charish did not disappoint with her light-hearted take on death magic. … Continue reading

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

A really fabulous idea, lots of potential but awkward execution. For a book that is ostensibly about Tavia, a young woman recently relocated from LA to Portland, and her bestie, Effie, there’s an awful lot here that has nothing to … 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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Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Read January 2021 Recommended for fans Kate Daniels  ★     ★     ★ Short version? Kate 2.0. WinKate98. There you go. Move along. The long version? (Let’s be honest–there’s always a long version, right?). The long version is that I’m … Continue reading

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We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of media analysis  ★     ★     ★ I’ve been curious about this book since the very first time I saw the title. Of course, it didn’t hurt that I was a longtime subscriber … Continue reading

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Three Times Lucky by Shiela Turnage

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of plucky young detectives  ★     ★     ★     ★   Occasionally I dip my toe into the waters of middle-grade fiction, hoping for that playful feeling of reading The Size of the Truth … Continue reading

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Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of de Bodard  ★     ★     ★     ★   An unusual genre-bender set in de Bodard’s Xuya Universe. It combines sci-fi, a murder mystery and a bit of romance, wrapped in the feel … Continue reading

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of Chambers  ★     ★     1/2 A travelogue with frankly underdeveloped characters and a bonkers ending–and I don’t mean in the Gideon the Ninth kind of way. No, I mean in the Tana … Continue reading

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Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of Lovecraft, time period UF  ★     ★     ★     ★    1/2 Ring Shout is Clark’s entry in the revisionist Lovecraft genre, and I have to say, it ranks as one of … Continue reading

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