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The Left-Hand Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Recommended for: ya traditionalists Read in July 2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2     I’ve bounced off Sabriel by Garth Nix enough times that I was hesitant to give his latest a try, but Nataliya’s fine review caught my imagination, … Continue reading

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What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Read May 2021 Recommended for Abigail fans ★  ★  ★  ★ This was mostly a delight. It won’t work for everyone, I’m sure, but for me it was strongly reminiscent of The Furthest Station and a delightful return to the … Continue reading

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On the Wings of War by Hailey Turner

Read May 2021 Recommended for fans action-packed UF ★  ★  ★  ★ My favorite installment in the series yet. It’s full of a variety of types of action with a little more emphasis on the human political sphere and less … Continue reading

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Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Read March 2021 Recommended for UF who want something a little different  ★     ★     ★     1/2 Always on the look-out for something new in urban fantasy, Charish did not disappoint with her light-hearted take on death magic. … Continue reading

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The Henchmen’s Book Club by Danny King

Read February 2021  ★     ★      1/2 I haven’t been this ambivalent about a book since, oh, last week. My reading buddies and I wanted to prolong our baddie streak after finishing Hench. It turned out that The … Continue reading

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The Album of Dr. Moreau

Read February 2021  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Daryl Gregory always gets a second look from me. I thought Afterparty interesting and clever, Harrison Squared interesting and clever, We Are All Completely Fine interesting and disturbing, Pandemonium interesting … Continue reading

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Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Read January 2021 Recommended for fans of dark supers  ★     ★     ★ I’m not saying I was looking for lifestyle alternatives. Just because I’ve left the path of self-sacrificing medical worker doesn’t mean I’m swinging another way. In … Continue reading

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Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Read January 2021 Recommended for fans Kate Daniels  ★     ★     ★ Short version? Kate 2.0. WinKate98. There you go. Move along. The long version? (Let’s be honest–there’s always a long version, right?). The long version is that I’m … Continue reading

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Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of Lovecraft, time period UF  ★     ★     ★     ★    1/2 Ring Shout is Clark’s entry in the revisionist Lovecraft genre, and I have to say, it ranks as one of … Continue reading

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Tales From the Folly by Ben Aaronovitch

Read November 2020 Recommended for serious fans  ★     ★     ★      Mostly as advertised, a short story collection set in the Peter Grant universe, although it’s worth clarifying that Peter does not appear in perhaps half the stories. … Continue reading

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