Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and V.E. Schwab
Fantasy / Part of a Series / Science Fiction

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and V.E. Schwab

Last month I read the final book in two trilogies, and I began a new one (that is really an old one).  I’ll start with the new one. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler Octavia Butler is such a fantastic writer.  She wrote one of my favorite books this year, Bloodchild.  This one, Parable … Continue reading

The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price
Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / New to Me Author / Part of a Series / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs / Science Fiction

The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price

Last month I wrote about Daniel Price and an article he wrote in Literary Hub about developing strong, non-sexist female characters and how he responded to criticism of his novel The Flight of the Silvers.  After he solicited additional input from one of his readers, he writes that he took that input and applied it … Continue reading

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews
Challenges / Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Part of a Series / Science Fiction

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

Here are three more science fiction and fantasy mini-reviews, brought to you by the 20 Books of Summer Challenge.  Since it’s pretty difficult to review books that are part of series, I’m keeping these short.  I recommend all three if you’re looking for good, but not too heavy, summer reads. Good Omens: The Nice and … Continue reading

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

My husband and I disagree about Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.  He wanted to like them but didn’t find that the alternative history involving the dragons made sense, and that bothered him enough that he didn’t continue reading.  The issue is basically this: a world where dragons exist would be radically different, and yet the Napoleonic … Continue reading

Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Part of a Series / Review Requests and ARCs

Series on Sunday: Mini-Reviews

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith I approached this book with some trepidation, because the reviews said it was more gruesome than the other two (and I found book two pretty gruesome). This book is definitely disturbing, and it’s more disturbing than book two because this one’s about a serial killer who stalks women and … Continue reading

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Fantasy / New to Me Author / Science Fiction

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

I really liked this novel by Anders (novelist and editor of i09) because it mixes science fiction and fantasy, engaging the two in a sort of debate: which is more powerful, magic or science, and can they peacefully co-exist? It’s the story of two life-long friends, and occasional enemies, Laurence and Patricia. Patricia is drawn … Continue reading

Series on Sunday: Mini-reviews Part 2
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Series on Sunday: Mini-reviews Part 2

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season!  I’ve been battling an ugly cold but otherwise our Christmas was quite nice.  The husband and I slept in, made pancakes and opened gifts, talked to family and in the evening we broke out our French cookbook and tackled a meal we’d never made before, Beef … Continue reading