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The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik

Read August 2022 Recommended for people wanting to dip their toes into Watts ★   ★   ★   ★   This isn’t your childhood Harry Potter. “I didn’t want to get up and go on in the world, agreeing that it was in … Continue reading

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The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository by John Connolly

Read August 2022 Recommended for  ★   ★   ★   ★ If Among Others was Jo Walton’s love letter to sci-fi and fantasy, this is John Connolly’s love letter to classical literature and libraries. Think Thursday Next without the bananas escapades. But … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Trickster by David R. Slayton

Read May 2022   ★   ★  1/2 Shhh. C’mere. I’m not normally the person to do this, but since all the other reviews are overwhelmingly positive, I have to throw my two cents into the ring: this was an okay … 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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Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Primary Weapon: Kobna

Read April 2022 Recommended ★   ★   ★   ★    1/2 Here’s what you need to know: while I generally am unable to be an audio book listener, audio is absolutely the best way to consume the Peter Grant series. Although I … Continue reading

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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio version–not so much

Listened March to April 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★     1/2 The story definitely improved with Kobna’s reading. It took me a long, long time to get to the audio version, having bounced so hard off the hardcover. The narrative time shifts … Continue reading

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Crowbones by Anne Bishop

Read April 2022 Recommended for fans. Very ardent ones. ★   ★ And so continues my love-hate relationship with Anne Bishop’s The Others series. Although, to be honest, it’s really more of a guilty pleasure-outright disgust hookup, but that’s always more … Continue reading

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Taste of Wrath by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chuck Wendig ★   ★   ★     1/2 For those who feel like a series needs to be wrapped up and stories resolved, this does the job. For those that want a penultimate finish, … Continue reading

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Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy restaurants ★   ★   ★      “Several well-maintained layers of undisturbed dust cover everything.” Read that again. And that’s why I continue reading Wallace, even as his stories occasionally take me … Continue reading

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Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy restaurants ★   ★   ★     1/2 Otherwise known as The One Where It Gets Grim, although I also think of it as The One Where It Starts to Go Off the … Continue reading

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