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The Secret History of Moscow by ekaterina sedia

Read  December 2017 and January 2018 Recommended for fans of Cat Valente ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 The Secret History of Moscow is, judging by the wide range of reviews, the literary equivalent of an optical illusion: You might … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Conspiracy by Rita Mae Reese

Read  January 2018 Recommended for fans of Rich ★    ★    ★    ★   It might seem strange, but poetry can be so individual, and each piece can be an entire work in itself, that rating a book of poetry feels … Continue reading

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy horror, ocean ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 I knew Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant had it in her, somewhere. She takes the promise she had shown in Feed, her creature inventiveness from Discount … Continue reading

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Re-read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★    ★   ★   1/2   About a year after my initial read, I think it’s time for a decent review. More relaxed reading time raised my rating; I actually think … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of social awkwardness ★    ★    ★   ★   1/2   Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. Mostly, anyway. Except when she’s offering comfort at the scene of an accident: “Mr. Gibbons is calling an ambulance,” I … Continue reading

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The Last Detective by Robert Crais

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★  Honestly, who let me start reading a thriller after 8 pm? I knew it was dumb, but I have no self-control about these things.In case you are wondering, … Continue reading

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of skewed myths ★    ★    ★    ★     Fairy tales, myths, folklore; these small, archetypal tales that have endured through generations of childhood. Seanan McGuire reinvented them once again for the current decade. … Continue reading

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One of Us by Michael Marshall Smith

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi fantasy that messes with the rules ★    ★    ★    ★   I’ve chewed on this review for a ridiculous amount of time. After two months, I’m left with a movie analogy: I think … Continue reading

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L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   (on the detective scale) I can’t stop reading Crais. In this one, our hero Elvis Cole is pulled into a case by long-time partner, Joe Pike. … Continue reading

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Sunset Express by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★  I should probably be embarrassed, but I didn’t realize until reading other reviews that the plot of Sunset Express, sixth in the Elvis Cole series, was … Continue reading

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