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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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Bellevue by David Oshinsky

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of medicine, hospitals, history ★    ★    ★    ★   This book was 100% written by a historian, not a biographist, so temper expectations accordingly. Bellevue is a famous–some might say infamous–hospital in New York City, … Continue reading

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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi, AIs ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 “Confession time: I don’t actually know where we are…. I hadn’t looked at the maps yet and I’d barely looked at the survey package. In my … Continue reading

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MageBorn by Stephen Aryan

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★    Mage Born is the first epic fantasy I’ve really enjoyed in a long, long time. Plotting surrounds a group of people connected to the Red Tower, a … Continue reading

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The White Road by John Connolly

  Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of atmospheric writing, thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★    “To invite me into their lives was to admit failure and allow death its provenance, for I was the one who arrived when all hope … Continue reading

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Chaos Mage by Stephen Aryan

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy and sieges ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Wow, what a stroke of luck! The rather crabby clerk at Half-Price Books wanted me to know it’d be half an hour before … Continue reading

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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of police detectives, L.A. ★    ★    ★    ★      In book three of the Harry Bosch series, Connelly finally hits his stride. The preceding two books frequently referenced the lethal shooting of a … Continue reading

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