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Monthly Musings: October 2015

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,...

Backlist Burndown Audiobook Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse brings us more of the Angel Crawford that has kept us reading through the series. She is still as awesome, outspoken and as against the grain as she always has been. Oh, and of course a bit irreverent and crass, but always in the best and most amusing ways. She also seems less broken than in...

Review: Mystic by Jason Denzel

Mystic is very much a coming of age, perhaps somewhat standard fare for a young adult novel. And maybe you could say the story, in some ways, was predictable. But you know what? I don’t care. I found the characters refreshing, I wanted to read their experiences as they venture through this story. So, regardless of anything that felt familiar,...

Review: Planetfall by Emma Newman

Planetfall is tense and addictive. It is the story of a colony of humans who fled earth in pursuit of God’s city on a faraway planet. This was supposed to be an answer for humans from earth, where things are not going so well. Since this is not simply the exploration of a new planet, but also a pilgrimage, religion...

Stacking the Shelves: October 24, 2015

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! In what appears to be an attempt to build my audio to-be-listened pile as large as my current TBR, I seem to have accumulated nothing but audiobooks in the past couple of weeks. But they...

Review: Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen

Wake of Vultures is a western fantasy doused with folklore, and complete with vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters. Just don’t go into this expecting the sparkling variety of vampires or the happy, hunky type of werewolves. This is a darker book that left me mesmerized by the world and characters. And did I mention, it also features one of my favorite tropes, as Nettie,...

Audiobook Review: Battlemage by Stephen Aryan

Battlemage is a bloody battle ridden book that is fun in the familiarities and interesting for its differences. It is a classic good versus evil story, complete with a mad emperor, religious zealots and lots of battles. Like, lots of battles. The story is told through three points of view, each providing a unique vantage point giving the reader the inside...

Stacking the Shelves: October 10, 2015

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                   Without Light or Guide by Teresa Frohock – I really enjoyed the first...