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One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews. Looking forward to reading in one fell sweep.

Read January through October 2016 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy  ★     ★     ★     ★     First, sincere thanks to the Andrews for making this available for free as an on-line weekly serial. That was very kind and generous, … Continue reading

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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Read September 2016 Recommended for fans of historical fiction      Is there anything more controversial at Goodreads than star rating? I think not (and yes, I think it’s more controversial than porn or V-blogs). People have opinions on whether … Continue reading

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The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of Greek myths  ★     ★     ★    1/2 Like many myth geeks, I loved reading D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. I followed the trail of magical into fairy tales and down the slide … Continue reading

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Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Read June  2016 Recommended for fans of D-R-A-M-A  ★     ★     1/2 One occasionally hears the words “space opera” tossed around the science fiction world and it is certainly been applied here. While I’m not entirely sure of my grasp … Continue reading

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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Read May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF gurrl-power and folklore  ★     ★     ★     ★   You aren’t going to believe this, because I can just barely, but suddenly I started enjoying Mercy Thompson again. My last reviews … Continue reading

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River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF gurrl-power  ★     ★     ★    1/2 I consider this the Mercy installment written for the romance fans. When I first read it years ago, I felt like the pacing was … Continue reading

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Silver Bourne by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of sort-of-UF gurrl-power  ★     ★     ★    1/2   I don’t recommend doing what Naomi and I did, which is read through the Mercy Thompson books back to back. It becomes reasonably … Continue reading

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Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF gurrl-power  ★     ★     ★    1/2 Another satisfying installment in the Mercy series, although there was somewhat of the flavor of an in-between book about it. That’s not really a … Continue reading

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Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF gurrl-power  ★     ★     ★     ★  The book that committed me to continuing the series. Zee, Mercy’s mechanic mentor, needs the help of her nose investigating a recent death on … Continue reading

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Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of Mercy Thompson  ★     ★     The second book in the Mercy installment centers upon the vampires. Stefen, good friend and Scooby-lovin, t-shirt wearing vamp, calls in a favor. Favors among the supernatural … Continue reading

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