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Friday Firsts – Twelve Kings of Sharakhai by Bradley Beaulieu

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...

Introducing Friday Firsts – A new weekly meme

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...

Monthly Musings – July 2016

This is a where I look back at what I read (or tried to read) during the past month. I also plan on highlighting my experiences in any book club reads I from the month as well. I will always start with any books I would label as a surprise find/under-read books so if anyone missed my reviews for them,...

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter is a science fiction thriller that hooks you instantaneously and just doesn’t let go. Addictive, to say the least. I ripped through it in about a day in a half, and happily found it to be one of those books that pretty much demands you neglect all other aspects of your life because it refuses to get to a...

Backlist Burndown Review: Moxyland by Lauren Beukes

So, the first book I read by Lauren Beukes was her newest book, Broken Monsters. I really can’t stop gushing about how much I love that book. Since then I have been working backwards through her books, reading The Shining Girls and then Zoo City. With Mulholland’s upcoming release of  new paperback editions for both Zoo City and Moxyland, I figured...

Audiobook Review: Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Underground Airlines is a modern day setting with many of the familiarities of our every day lives. But in this version of our world, slavery still exists in four southern states, referred to as The Hard Four. It’s an America that does not pretend that all people are equal. Amendments were added to the Constitution to not just make slavery legal,...

Review: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

So the thing about real fairy tales is that they tend to have a dark side to them. The fae are not all about making dreams come true, at least not without some sort of price. Roses and Rot is no exception. Imogen and her sister Marin have not had an easy or comfortable life, growing up with an abusive...