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October 2016
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October 2016
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reviewed: Sacrifice
Sacrifice is the follow up to Serpentine, and it’s a nice continuation of the story. It’s an enjoyable story, and the setting...
Sacrifice - Cindy Pon
reviewed: Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1)
It’s an ok novel and I breezed through it quickly enough. It’s certainly a harmless, fluffy book. But I’m not particularly fe...
Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1) - Mel Sanders, Lora Gasway, Isis Sousa, Grace Draven
reviewed: Reflections
FINALLY! It's hard to separate out the actual thoughts about the novel from the method I read it in. Suffice to say that whil...
Reflections - Seanan McGuire
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This one felt really rushed. And there were a couple of errors that should have been caught by editors, word choice errors ma...
reviewed: The Sword of Shannara
I don't know if I'm just to old, but this was terrible. and boring. and badly written. and I love Tolkien so it's not just th...
The Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks
reviewed: Kindred Spirits
really cute little novella about being a nerd and finding your people.
Kindred Spirits - Rainbow Rowell
reviewed: Nemesis Games
LALKJSLKJHODIJHOIELSLIDFGOWLS. Stupid book and it’s stupid ending and stupid authors for not finishing the series yet. AAAAAA...
Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
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October 2016
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reviewed: Forty Guns West
I tried, I really did. But the terrible writing, the flat characters, the rather dated feel - just no. I can't even really r...
Forty Guns West - William W. Johnstone
reviewed: The Raven and the Reindeer
The Raven and the Reindeer is Ursual Vernon's (under her 'grown-up book author' pen-name of T. Kingfisher) retelling of The S...
The Raven and the Reindeer - T. Kingfisher
October 2016
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reviewed: The Honey Month
I so loved Amal El-Mohtar's story in The Starlit Woods that I went searching for other books by her. Sadly, it seems that mos...
The Honey Month - Amal El-Mohtar
October 2016
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reviewed: The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales
Standout stories in this collection are: Valente's Badgirl, The Deadman, And the Wheel of Fortune, which I initially thought ...
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales - Navah Wolfe, Amal El-Mohtar, Charlie Jane Anders, Max Gladstone, Naomi Novik, Karin Tidbeck, Dominik Parisien, Sofia Samatar, Kat Howard, Seanan McGuire, Genevieve Valentine, Aliette de Bodard, Daryl Gregory, Stephen Graham Jones, Margo Lanagan, Marjorie M. Liu, Jeffrey
October 2016
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reviewed: Black Swan, White Raven
I didn't enjoy a single story in this collection. For a lover of fairy-tale retellings, that's quite an indictment.
Black Swan, White Raven - Ellen Datlow
October 2016
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reviewed: Into Dust
I'm not quite sure what I was expecting when I picked up Into Dust, but it was not at all what I wanted or will ever want. To...
Into Dust - B.J. Daniels
October 2016
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reviewed: The Suffragette Scandal (The Brothers Sinister Book 4)
The Suffragette Scandal is the book six in Milan's Brothers Sinister series, of which I have read none of the previous volume...
The Suffragette Scandal (The Brothers Sinister Book 4) - Courtney Milan
October 2016
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reviewed: The Safe-Keeper's Secret
Sharon Shinn is one of my comfort read authors. I don't find her books particularly ground-breaking and they don't make me th...
The Safe-Keeper's Secret - Sharon Shinn