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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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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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