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October Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

I read these books in September but didn’t have a chance to post any reviews, so now here we are at Halloween and these are three perfect Halloween-time reads. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire This series has been around for a while (since… Continue Reading “October Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews”

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

What sets this series apart from the many other science fiction/urban fantasy series out there is the way it’s written. Sanderson gives his main character, David, such a great sense of humor. Unlike so many books that take themselves a little too seriously (this… Continue Reading “Firefight by Brandon Sanderson”

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is my favorite “series” writer.  I try to read everything she writes, and that’s unusual for me.  I mostly read a few books from a series and then move on to another one, and I ignore all the extra short stories and… Continue Reading “Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs”

California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout

A perfect vacation read, this book will appeal to readers who like urban fantasy with magic and action. I recommend this book if you liked Steelheart; the plots are different but it’s got a similar feel (also a bit more gender-neutral than most of… Continue Reading “California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout”

Best Book Covers of 2013 — And How Much Do Covers Matter?

I wanted to share a cool post from Stainless Steel Droppings on some of the best science fiction and fantasy covers of 2013.  Most of these aren’t books I’ve read, but on the covers alone I now want to read The Misfortune Cookie, Love… Continue Reading “Best Book Covers of 2013 — And How Much Do Covers Matter?”

New Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2013

While I’m working on a few reviews, I wanted to post this awesome link to all the best 2013 science fiction and fantasy novels coming out in 2013. My husband sent me this link, and the first thing that struck me about this list… Continue Reading “New Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2013”

If Felicia likes it, it has to be good… Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin

I picked up this book, despite its super-cheesy cover, because Felicia Day loves this author.  And as a total Felicia Day wanna-be I figured it was worth the few bucks it cost me. Which is not to say I have entirely the same reading… Continue Reading “If Felicia likes it, it has to be good… Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin”

Review of The Magicians by Lev Grossman

It’s hard to explain how a book that steals so much from existing children’s fantasy series can feel so original.  And yet it does.  The Magicians by Lev Grossman is unlike most of the fantasy you’re probably reading.  It’s a book within a book,… Continue Reading “Review of The Magicians by Lev Grossman”

Sometimes it’s just life telling you something…

As you can probably tell, I put a lot of thought into choosing what I read.   There are hundreds of books I’d like to read, and I only have time for a few.  So this week I did something I wouldn’t normally do.  I… Continue Reading “Sometimes it’s just life telling you something…”

Review: Silver Borne and River Marked by Patricia Briggs

This seems to be my week for reviewing sequels.  Like my previous post, I thought I’d cover two books at once.   But first off, IF you like urban fantasy and haven’t read the Mercy Thompson series, you should stop right here.  Go get Moon Called… Continue Reading “Review: Silver Borne and River Marked by Patricia Briggs”

Which Fantasy/SF Books will become Classics?

Jessica from On A Pale Star has posted a cool link to a couple of recent posts on the SF Signal.  They asked fantasy and science fiction authors to answer the question: Which science fiction and fantasy books written in the last ten years… Continue Reading “Which Fantasy/SF Books will become Classics?”

Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

This is Book 4 in the Kate Daniels series, and just as with the others each book in the series is stronger than the one before it.  This series may have surpassed my other favorite, Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. I don’t normally read… Continue Reading “Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews”

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