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Review: The Rising by Ian Tregillis

The Rising by Ian Tregillis continues to explore the rights of the mechanicals and the war between France and Netherlands continues. In fact, the war dominates. This book is much faster and I feel like it featured more action than the first book. While action is good, I have to confess that is not what made me love The Mechanical....

Review: Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Night Study is the 5th book in the Study series.  It continues right were Night Study left off, after Yelena’s big reveal to Valek  .  Yelena continues to deal with her loss of magic. This has a huge impact on her, as you can imagine and she realizes just how dependent on it she has been. Tensions between Ixia and...

Stacking the Shelves – January 16, 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 a while since I’ve posted a Stacking the Shelves, so I have a number of great books to share!! Received for Review Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley I was SO excited to...

SF Signal MIND MELD: This Is What We Want To Read In 2016

I was excited to participate in another SFSignal Mind Meld. I love seeing the mix of responses for these, and am thrilled to take part. Here’s the topic: MIND MELD: This Is What We Want To Read In 2016 Who doesn’t love hearing about more books to read? So, go read the responses. There are some great picks there!

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t   So in other words, this is my shame list. The books that sound so good, and then got great reviews (at...

Review: Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Tower of Thorns is the second novel in Juliet Marillier’s Blackthorn and Grim series. If you missed my review, I loved Dreamer’s Pool and really can’t stress just how addictive and enjoyable I find these books to be. They have a darkness to them, but overall I find they tend to be feel-good stories. If you haven’t read Dreamer’s Pool,...

Review: Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Who doesn’t love a story that is all about scheming and revenge? Particularly when that scheming and revenge is focused not just on a single person but an entire empire. Yes, that’s right. Traitor Baru Cormorant is the story of a young woman’s mission to destroy an empire. Sounds far fetched, or a bit of a pipe dream for her....