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Waiting on Wednesday – Hellsblood Bride

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. This one is a ways out. There are a ton of books between now and then that I am waiting on, but I just saw the cover and the publication date, so I’m excited. This is the second book in Chuck...

Irenicon by Aidan Harte

I love when a book that wasn’t on my radar comes my way and takes me by surprise. This is exactly what happened with Irenicon by Aidan Harte. I had heard of the book, recognized the cover, but honestly didn’t know much about it. When I took a closer look and realized that the main protagonist was actually female and...

The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

This is a spoiler free review, but assumes you have read The Promise of Blood, so it is probably not spoiler free for that. If you are new to the series, I suggest you check out my review for Promise of Blood and know that I feel Crimson Campaign is on par with the first book.   Once again, I...

Tough Traveling – Hidden Kingdoms

  This feature originated Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn. Here’s his outline for what it is and how it works. Each Thursday, our copy of ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy. A feature/meme started here at Fantasy Review Barn, Tough Traveling is yet another...

Waiting on Wednesday – The Girl with All the Gifts

  Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.   This book sounds wonderfully creepy. So looking forward to it, I mean, a smart little girl held in a cell and strapped down to a wheelchair at gunpoint? I just HAVE to know what that is about!   The...

The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick

The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick was a different read for me. It is a bit steam punk with some humor thrown in, and a central romance of star crossed lovers. The central premise of the story is interesting. The land has been ravaged by plague, with no one safe or immune from its devastating effects. No one that is, outside...

Mirror Sight by Kristen Britain

So, when I sat down to write this review, I realized it was quite hard to do without some level of spoiler for the cliffhanger book 4 left you with. I have done my best, but you have now been forewarned that if you want to go into Mirror Sight completely blind (at the point of that cliffhanger), well, probably...

Tough Traveling – Fairgrounds

  This feature originated Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn. Here’s his outline for what it is and how it works. Each Thursday, our copy of ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy. A feature/meme started here at Fantasy Review Barn, Tough Traveling is yet another...

Waiting on Wednesday – Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.   Blood Song was a book that I put off reading just because I felt like it couldn’t live up to the hype. I was wrong. Very wrong. And I am so excited to read Tower Lord as soon as I...

Ebook Deal: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I wasn’t writing reviews yet when I read Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, so unfortunately, I have nothing easy to point you to let you know how highly I rate her books. But this is one of the first series I will recommend to people. Robin Hobb does an amazing job with characters and creating a real emotional attachment between the...