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Sea Storm by Andrew Mayne

Read August 2022 Recommended for people fans of water, thrillers, procedurals ★   ★   ★   ★  It was probably four chapters before I really stopped to take a breath. It’s been awhile since I had a read like that viscerally engaging, … Continue reading

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That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire

Read May 2022 Recommended ★   ★   ★   ★   Surprisingly fun and a nice return to the attraction the series originally held for me. Snappy dialogue, a tone that nicely balances fun with consequences and an interesting storyline all make for … Continue reading

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Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

Read April 2022 Recommended for magical animal-lovers ★   ★   ★   ★    In kindergarten, I wanted to be a veternarian. So I have some empathy for Pip, the main character in a series by Pearce and Stiefvater, who is fascinated … Continue reading

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Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Read March 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★   ★   1/2 Continuing my streak in above-average teen-adult books, I’m going to have to relax my genre prejudices. Really, I shouldn’t have them; I grew up female, after all, and found a great … Continue reading

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Thin Air by Richard Morgan. Not very thin at all.

Read February 2022 Recommended for Morgan fans ★   ★  ★  ★  Brutal and twisty.  Three weeks later, I’m left thinking I liked it, but in the way one likes junk food or quick and dirty sex (which no doubt comes … Continue reading

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Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for fans of D&D, questioning Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   1/2 This was bananas. To be clear, I don’t mean ‘bananas’ in the wierd-fiction, ‘Authority’ kind of way, but in the ‘end up in a completely different … Continue reading

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Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Recommended for fans of Kate Daniels, slow burns Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   ★ I never read paranormal romances. lie Ok, fine. And I’m not in the Andrews fan club, either. lie I’ve only read this book one. Oooh, … Continue reading

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The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for:  fans of world-building Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★  ★   I’ve been told, by a mostly reliable source, that as long as your ending is satisfying, you just can’t complain too much. As much as my instinct … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

Recommended for:  New adult UF Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★    ★   1/2     Bananas. Delicious, chocolate-covered, frozen summer-camp bananas. This has been on my TBR for quite a while, largely due to the lack of library … 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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