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Claire DeWitt and the Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★   ★   Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, … Continue reading

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of heists ★    ★    ★    1/2 Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for. Recently, I finished his early award-winning book (Philip K. Dick, Edgar, Anthony), The Company Man, … Continue reading

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Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, murder mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★    Another solid entry into the World of the Lupi series. Rule Turner and his fiance Lily Yu have returned to San Diego to catch a … Continue reading

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Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of early Anita Blake, Kate Daniels ★    ★    ★   ★     Every now and then I read a review that mentions something along the lines of, “I’m not going to summarize this book because … Continue reading

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Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of sci-fi lite ★    ★   1/2   A Chapter by Chapter Reading Experience One: Hmm. Not into serial killer chasing inept 20 year-old woman, even/esp. set up as ‘humor.’ Two: Okay, made me laugh … Continue reading

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Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, Kate Daniels ★    ★   ★   ★    I can’t imagine why I dropped this series. Actually, I can: while I waiting for Wilks to write the next book, I broke up with … Continue reading

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Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★   ★   1/2 I’m going to shamelessly borrow a technique from my friend and buddy-reader, Mimi, and shorthand this as: ‘The one where Lily becomes two people, visits Dis with … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of Bel Dame, unusual fantasy ★    ★   ★   ★  Apocalypse Nyx is a group of five shorter works about Nyx and her team of misfits from Hurley’s Bel Dame series that begins with God’s … Continue reading

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The Black Parade by Kyoko M.

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of paranormal and angels ★    ★   carol.’s guideline for identifying sub-optimal YA books: 1) Everyone is supermodel attractive, even the villains. 2) They all ‘smirk.’ (I believe there’s over 20 instances in this one). … Continue reading

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Indexing by Seanan McGuire

Read  March 2018 Recommended for: not me ★    ★   At the end of the day, McGuire needs to stop turning in first drafts. Either that, or hire a new editor, because the one she has is about as rigorous as … Continue reading

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