Month: November 2014

Nov 20
A Touch of Night by Sofie Skapski and Sarah A. Hoyt (review)

A Touch of Night by Sofie Skapski and Sarah A. Hoyt (review)

  There are typos in this book, the worst one being “raMr.od” instead of “ramrod”. However they are easily overlooked, or at the very least, I was so immersed in the story I barely noticed them. I debated about reading this book. I quite liked Pride and Prejudice, and was afraid the addition of lycanthropes would ruin the book, even though I am fond of them in general. I was pleased to discover that not only had the tone of the original been kept throughout the book, but that the lycanthropes were fairly seamlessly combined in a believable way. If… Read more »

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Nov 19
Why I Hate Thanksgiving

Why I Hate Thanksgiving

  I love most holidays. So hating one feels strange to me. And hating Thanksgiving in particular always makes people look down their noses at me. “How can you hate Thanksgivng?! Don’t you understand what it stands for??” Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 35 other subscribers Email Address

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Nov 19
5 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 19th, 2014

5 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 19th, 2014

Unseen (The Unseen Trilogy Book 1) by Stephanie Erickson. Mackenzie Day constantly struggles to silence the voices in her head. The inner thoughts of those around her intrude upon every aspect of her life, threatening to turn it into chaos. All her life, she thought she was alone as a mind reader—a freak. Then a member of a secret organization called The Unseen suddenly introduces himself, and she’s immersed in a world she never knew existed. They teach her to hone her skills as a reader, but to what end? Secrets surround her, humming just out of reach, filling her… Read more »

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Nov 18
The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms book 1) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms book 1) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

    “You are as ill-mannered, as stubborn, and as stupid as an ass!” she shouted, “So BE one!” While I love this series, I must admit that this first book is fairly slow. It doesn’t really pick up until around page 170 or so. This is mostly due to the fact that a lot has to be explained about how the world and magic works. It is done by following a Godmother Apprentice around and learning things as she learns them. You get introduced to some of the Traditional storylines, such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Princess Who Could Not… Read more »

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Nov 17
10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 17th, 2014

10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 17th, 2014

Shifter Wars (Mind Sweeper Series Book 3) by AE Jones. Why did the demon cross the road? Apparently to escape from Kyle McKinley. Which is more than fine with her. The last thing she wants is to be dragged into another supernatural crisis, but the Fates have something more interesting in store for her. Since the tricky wenches love to mess with people, Kyle isn’t really surprised. And once she learns Trina, the young shifter girl whose memory she erased, is being stalked again, Kyle will do whatever it takes to protect her. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your… Read more »

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Nov 16
Falcon’s Dragon by Luli Gray (review)

Falcon’s Dragon by Luli Gray (review)

    This book has no listed page numbers, nor does it tell you how many pages are in the book, just the size of the file. The first 2% of the book is a fairly detailed synopsis of books 1 and 2 in this series, as written by the author. It also explains how she came to write the books. While interesting in a way, I found myself wondering why she seemed to be giving away what sounded like important plot points before the reader had even seen chapter 1. This book contains both Book 1 and Book 2…. Read more »

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Nov 15
The Book Life Tag

The Book Life Tag

Anyone who has ever read a book, has at one time or another wished they could live in one of the stories. (And if you haven’t wished that, you haven’t been reading the right books!) These are my perfect family and friends from some of those worlds…     Who would your parents be? Vanyel and Stephan from the Last Herald-Mage books by Mercedes Lackey. I’ve loved Van since the first moment I started reading those books. I’d probably be spoiled rotten, and not see him for long stretches at a time, but it would be worth it. And Stephan… Read more »

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Nov 14
12 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 14th, 2014

12 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 14th, 2014

Had to pick up Cursed Beauty, I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings. Which of these did you pick up?   Seeking the Sun by Jason P. Crawford. Daphne Gianakos begins having strange dreams as she prepares for college life at the University of Florida. A chance encounter with a striking young man triggers conflicting emotions within her, but his identity challenges her entire worldview – he is the last surviving Greek god. When he goes missing, Daphne must learn who she is, who she was, and the truth about what has happened to the gods…or the world will pay the… Read more »

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Nov 13
Sworn To Raise (Courtlight Book 1) by Terah Edun

Sworn To Raise (Courtlight Book 1) by Terah Edun

    “How hard a life could it be, living as a pampered Companion?” There are a few sentences in this book that have odd wording, places that look like they’re missing a word, and in at least one case, a sentence I had to read 2-3 times before I understood what the author was trying to say. So the proofreading/editing needs work. It was strange to me that Lady Serena had such a strong reaction to Ciardis asking her about the Aether. Even the Prince mentions it is a very dangerous place. And yet, both Ciardis and the Prince… Read more »

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Nov 12
5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books published November 12th 2014

5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books published November 12th 2014

Only 5 books, and I still picked up 2 of them. I’m never going to see the end of my TBR pile… *laughs* Which one(s) did you pick up, if any? Dragon’s Lament (Dragon of Prophecy Book 3) by S.L. Rottman. Saeb and Maeya have joined forces and are moving their Troupe to the Dacaea Estate. They are waiting for their missing cousin to join them, but when he finally does, they are less than prepared. Brind was the Wyzard’s only son and heir, until his father forced an unpleasant choice upon him. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your… Read more »

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