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The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of N’Orleans, orphans ★     ★    ★     ★   Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans  or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper … Continue reading

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of heists ★    ★    ★    1/2 Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for. Recently, I finished his early award-winning book (Philip K. Dick, Edgar, Anthony), The Company Man, … Continue reading

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The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of heists, Pratchett  ★     ★     ★     1/2 Thanks to entirely mixed reviews among my friends, I ended up shelving this as do-not-read. However, when Amazon offered it as a daily deal, I forgot … Continue reading

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A Plain-Dealing Villain by Craig Schaefer

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of capers, demons  ★     ★     ★     ★   Sometimes after swim team, my lane mates and I go to a local pub and have a drink. Since we just spent … Continue reading

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The Thief by Claire North. Or, Hide-n-Seek

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of hide and seek  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★   Tag–you’re it! This is the most adult version of hide-and-seek. The boundaries are Thailand, the resources, only what is available … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Burokers

December 2014  ★    ★    ★    1/2 2013 ended with a bang; a number of highly recommended books made it to the top of my list and gave a wonderful finish to the year. (Humans of New York, Zoo … Continue reading

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California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout

Read July 2014 Recommended for fans of heists, dark urban fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★    ★     You ever have that experience where you finish a book, and are left feeling all discombobulated; not sure exactly what … Continue reading

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City of Bones by Martha Wells. Read instead of that other one.

Read May 2014 Recommended for fans of fantasy lands, thieves ★    ★    ★    ★     1/2 Watch out for Martha Wells–I get the feeling she is playing with a different Dungeons and Dragons set than the rest of … Continue reading

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The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding

Read April 2014 Recommended for fans of pirates and Firefly ★   ★   ★   ★   ★ One can’t help but delight in the antics of Captain Frey of the airship The Kitty Jay. A swashbuckling rapscallion, he has an ego unsurpassed … Continue reading

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Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan. If you mean ‘broken’ in a good way.

Read March 2014 Recommended for fans of heists, sci-fi ★   ★   ★   ★ Recently I’ve been told I’m tough to please. Here’s what I know about books: their experience is highly subjective. Not only to book details like plot, setting and … Continue reading

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