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Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of the Parasol series  ★     ★    1/2 An decent distraction read that will likely appeal to genre fans. I needed the distraction as I was waiting in the emergency room with my mom … Continue reading

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The Fall of the House of Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Cabal  ★     ★     ★     ★     1/2 So much is quotable here, so much extreme deliciousness. The Brothers Cabal are back together, each having done a bit of personal growth. One of the … Continue reading

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Johannes Cabal short stories by Jonathan L. Howard

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Cabal  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★    When the giant spider devil appeared in The Fall of the House of Cabal, it wasn’t long before I was giggling. How can you … Continue reading

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The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of British humor, vampires, aeroplanes  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   I feel a kinship with Howard and his sense of humor, a frequently subtle type of reference-filled playfulness that works best if … Continue reading

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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Read March 2016 Recommended for fans of Victorians, lies  ★   ★    1/2 Let me be frank– Shawn: As long as I can be Dean and Gus can be Sammy. Gus: Why do I always have to be Sammy? Shawn: … Continue reading

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of young adult, biotech, Austria  ★    ★    ★ An Adventure in Which an Aristocratic Young Man Discovers How to Pilot an All-Terrain Walker and that he is Now an Orphan, and a … Continue reading

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Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day by Jonathan L. Howard. No relation to the other Blustery Day.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy  ★    ★    ★    ★  1/2 I couldn’t resist this imagery of this title, particularly after Melora reviewed it. When I began writing this review, I realized why. Oh, … Continue reading

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The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett. Or Trudge.

Read July 2015 Recommended for people who enjoy theater  ★    ★    ★       Alas! I come to this book through backtracking through Bennett’s bibliography, first starting with City of Stairs (review) and following with American Elsewhere (review). I … Continue reading

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Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard

September 2014 Recommended for fans of Martha Wells, inventive fantasy, otherworldly detection  ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 I loved researching and writing ethnographies in anthropology class; the idea of describing cultural norms in the hopes of understanding as … Continue reading

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Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard

Read July 2014 Recommended for fans of genre-bender fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Looking for something besides medieval European-based fantasy? Too many werewolves just looking for love in your reading? Tired of airships and clockworks? (Note: I’m not … Continue reading

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