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Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman. Yes, absolutely.

Read January 2017 Recommended for people that like Regency romance and elven politics  ★     ** spoiler alert ** Do not read this review. Unless you are Carol., and unless you are not fond of regency romance and portal worlds. … Continue reading

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Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire. It’s an apocalypse, all right.

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans. Forgiving ones.  ★     1/2 It’s an apocalypse, all right–a three-hundred page written disaster. I’ll be blunt. I don’t read this series for the gorgeous writing; I read for the fun menagerie of fantastical … Continue reading

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Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe. Or The Rage Confounder.

Read July  2016 Recommended for people who dislike language, writing and communication  ★    We all have one, that person we’d prefer to get along with, but every time they open their mouth, so much stupid erupts that low-level irritation … Continue reading

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Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of Mercy Thompson  ★     ★     The second book in the Mercy installment centers upon the vampires. Stefen, good friend and Scooby-lovin, t-shirt wearing vamp, calls in a favor. Favors among the supernatural … Continue reading

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The Shaman’s Bones by James D. Doss. Should stay buried.

Sort-of Read January 2016 Recommended for fans of James D. Doss only  ★    If you enjoyed this book, fabulous. Great. Please don’t read this review. I’m very forgetful, and if someone suggests this book to me in a year, … Continue reading

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Disappearing Nightly by Laura Resnick. Should have stayed disappeared.

March 2015 Recommended for fans of slapstick romance, tolerance for rape  (negative) ★    If I’m being honest–and I am, because I have yet to write my dishonest review–this is not my type of book. And if I’m being very … Continue reading

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The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block. AKA, WTF.

Read August 2014 Recommended for people who don’t mind a date rape ★     If you are willing to gloss over a significant character relationship, it might theoretically be an entertaining read. Seriously, Block. What’s the author of the finely … Continue reading

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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Read January, 2014 ★   1/2 This is a tough one to review. Not because my reaction to the read wasn’t particularly clear –it was– but because my good friends over at Shelf Inflicted and I differ significantly in our … Continue reading

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Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood.

Recommended for: Honestly? No one. Read from July 28 to August 01, 2013 ★  ★ Geekomancy has many, many problems, including an extremely superficial world-view reference set and stereotypical characters (which largely come courtesy of the male gaze). By far … Continue reading

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The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams. Or, The war against taste.

  Recommended for: no one, really Read from August 12 to 18, 2012 ★   Derivative. Reminds me rather unfortunately of Christopher Golden‘s the Veil trilogy, and Terry Brooks‘ Landover series, neither of which I enjoyed. Bear with my summation, … Continue reading

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