Category Archives: fantasy

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis, Chrissi Hart

I loved Narnia as a kid, of course (though never as much as Middle–earth). I never really revisited it after my teens, though – until now, when one of my Goodreads friends pointed me to the free Chrissi Hart podcast–format … Continue reading

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Trolled – D.K. Bussell

Maybe the last thing I expected when I started this book was that one aspect of my review would include the word “humbling”. But here it is. I was pretty confident that I was pretty familiar with British slang. I’m … Continue reading

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Death Shall Come – Simon R. Green

Quite a while ago I had read the first book of the author’s other series, enjoyed it very much, and somehow never got back into his work. When I saw his name pop up on Netgalley, it seemed like a … Continue reading

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Sons of Devils – Alex Beecroft

This book started out quite well for me by addressing the current political climate and making a dedication to Tolkien. As Ms. Beecroft quotes: “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis, Chrissi Hart

I’ve gotten distracted from this series; I need to go back and keep working through it. There’s just so much to listen to … Anyhow. Here Peter and Susan have lost the ability to go to Narnia, and can all … Continue reading

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A Memory of Light

Just found this old review which for some reason I never posted. Oops … I can’t believe it’s over. I’ve said it all before, but there’s no better place to say it again: I first read The Eye of the … Continue reading

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The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief

I loved this. I loved it so much that I let out a happy little yip and hit request immediately when I saw its sequel pop up on Netgalley, and another when I got it – I can’t wait. Lisa … Continue reading

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Frostbite – Joshua Bader

This was another big surprise, all the bigger for its being a very pleasant surprise. This was one of those books I regretted requesting almost as soon as it was too late, partly because I had (as always) such a … Continue reading

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Black Magic

This took me very much by surprise. Early on in the book, someone references Harry Potter to Alex Black, first-person heroine of this story, and she corrects them: “More Harry Dresden than Harry Potter.” And she’s absolutely right. If this … Continue reading

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To Catch a Stolen Soul – R.L. Naquin

Do you know what a binturong smells like? I do, now. R.L. Naquin’s books are like hot fudge, with or without the ice cream. She has built a world full of magic and magical people, and I love it. She … Continue reading

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