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Monthly Musings – May 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: The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman

The Suicide Motor Club is a visceral portrayal of the darker side of vampires. As you would expect from Buehlman, these are not the sparkly, hunky types of vampires that teenage girls swoon over. These are the things of your nightmares becoming reality. The pacing and emotions are as relentless as the vampires of the suicide motor club. The main vampires...

Backlist Burndown Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Written in Red was definitely a fun read (listen) this month. When the book starts out, Meg’s history is a bit of a mystery. Since it’s in the blurb I will explain a bit. She possesses special powers to see the future in visions. These visions are brought about by cutting her skin, and the experience can be incredibly painful....

Audiobook Review: The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson

The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fast paced story set in the late 1800s in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  I found this to be a fresh and different setting and atmosphere. The protagonist, Li-lin, is a strong willed warrior who is fierce and devoted. She is a young widow with an over bearing father and struggles to find her place. Pride...

Stacking the Shelves – May 22, 2016

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review                 The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman – Buehlman has now secured a position...

Today I’m over at Tor.com talking about Brian Staveley’s Unhewn Throne trilogy

Yep, today’s post is at Tor.com, which I’m pretty excited about! This article, Masters Level Character Development in Brian Staveley’s Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, is a bit different from my usual and is not a review. It takes a look at the three siblings in The Unhewn Throne trilogy and how they change over the course of series. It does...

Review: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Children of Earth and Sky is Kay’s latest novel, set in war torn lands. The cast is comprised of a variety of characters, characters that are unlikely companions, crossing paths only by chance. As with Kay’s other books, this is set in a fictional land/world, but quite closely matches our own. There are a good number of characters in this,...