Category Archives: fantasy

Dust Bath Revival – Marianne Kirby

I’ve developed a prejudice against books with 16-year-old protagonists. There are almost as many book synopses that start with “16-year-old so and so…” as there are book titles along the lines of Somebody’s Daughter or Wife or Sister or whatever. … Continue reading

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The Native Star – M.K. Hobson – Suehyla El-Attar

In a lot of cases, it’s incredibly helpful to be able to listen to a sample of a book on Audible before buying. It often makes all the difference in whether or not I’ll commit to a book. Unfortunately in … Continue reading

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Dragon Bones – Patricia Briggs – Joe Manganiello

Patricia Briggs is an old favorite of mine – I’ve loved her from page one of the first book I ever read by her. Which might well have been this one – not my favorites among her work, the Hurog … Continue reading

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After Glow – Jayne Castle – Joyce Bean

After I listened to the audiobook of the first book in this series, I looked at the icon for the second book on my computer and figured it was as good as anything to listen to while doing other things. … Continue reading

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The Heron Prince – Kim Alexander

“Well, we have to go get him back, don’t we?” Yes. Yes, you definitely have to go get Rhuun back. That goes for you, too, Kim Alexander – please do keep getting Rhuun back. Because whatever can be said about … Continue reading

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Reawakening – Amy Rae Durreson

I put this ARC off for a while, not expecting to enjoy it. I even started it not expecting to enjoy it. And I won’t lie: I didn’t entirely enjoy the beginning; it didn’t click right away. But that didn’t … Continue reading

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Crosstalk – Connie Willis, Mia Barron

A quote from Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “To be Irish is to know that, in the end, the world will break your heart.” In her “All Clear” duology, Connie Willis’s style of crossing conversations, interruptions, characters involved in their own business … Continue reading

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Dreamer’s Pool – Juliet Marillier

I wonder if I would have liked Dreamer’s Pool better in print. I listened to the Audible edition, which features four narrators each presenting a different character’s point of view. Nick Sullivan narrates the baritone Grim POV, generally more refined … Continue reading

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Conjuror – John & Carole E. Barrowman

When I saw “John Barrowman”, I clicked request. Then I read the description. It’s a book by John Barrowman (and Carole E. Barrowman, his big sister, with whom I didn’t realize he’s written several books before besides his memoirs – … Continue reading

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Five Glass Slippers – ed. Anne Elisabeth Stengl

This is a collection of – in case it’s not obvious – five stories inspired by or riffing on Cinderella. Usually a collection of stories, whether by one author or several, is hit or miss… unfortunately, this one is pretty … Continue reading

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