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Backlist Burndown Review: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

So, I have not read a ton of urban fantasy, but given how common strong female characters seem to be in it, I do occasionally like to delve in. The Kate Daniels series is one that I have heard recommended, so when I saw the audiobook for the first one go on sale, I decided to grab it as it...

Review: The Devil You Know by K. J. Parker

So, what happens when the greatest philosopher of all time and a representative (a demon) who works for the Devil strike a deal. Who do you think manages to get the better end of that deal? That is essentially what The Devil You Know explores. The philosopher, Saloninus, is quite well versed at finding loopholes and using manipulation as a...

Stacking the Shelves – February 13, 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! Woo-hoo! This has been a great couple of weeks for getting exciting books! But also week to add to my “OH MY GOSH! How am I going to read ALL THE BOOKS!?” But hey, it’s not...

Audiobook Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

So here it is. A review that I am disappointed to be writing because I just couldnt bring myself to love this book that so many others have loved. I will forewarn you, I may sound like a jerk in spots. But, my reaction is what it is, so I will share it with you anyway. There’s bound to be...

Review: This Census-Taker by China Miéville

This Census-Taker, in its novella length, provides the reader with a glorious and powerful enigma of a story. It is haunting, chilling, disturbing and touching and mesmerizing and absolutely beautiful. I could not stop reading this as I just craved to understand what was going on. It starts with a young boy running faster than he has ever run. Running from some...

Monthly Musings – January 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: Alchemy of Chaos by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Alchemy of Chaos is another great installment in the Maradaine world. It continues to carry forward the excitement of magic, gangs we met in The Thorn of Dentonhill and even introduces some deadly female assassins into the mix. Veranix, known as The Thorn on the street, has become a notorious vigilante in Maradaine. His presence and interference has caused disruption...

Stacking the Shelves – January 30, 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! I’ve still been trying to restrain myself in my request, but as the new year gets going, so do the irresistible choices for new books!...