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Waiting on Wednesday – The Heart Does Not Grow Back

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. I have to send some thanks to Tammy at Books, Bones and Buffy for bringing this one to my attention in her WoW post a few weeks ago. Now, I am really looking forward to seeing if this book is as...

Saga #3 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)

This is another fun volume in the Saga series.  I felt like it was maybe a little slower than the other two, but not in a bad way. They start with a quest to find romance novelist D. Oswald Heist. Why? Because evidently his books carry a much deeper meaning for careful readers. One that leads them to believe that the...

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

After finishing this book, I can’t help but ask myself why I have not read anything by Lauren Beukes before. This book is is just incredible (for lack of a more imaginative word). It is horrific, spell-binding and poetic, a fantastic story that left me both incredibly satisfied and wanting to read more by the author. “This city is all about the...

Age of Iron by Angus Watson

This was a very down and dirty, gripping, enjoyable read. It is dark, twisted, funny and exciting. Despite that, this is going to be a really hard review to write. I enjoyed it. Actually, I really enjoyed it. But the interesting thing is, while reading I could pick out things that I think other people may complain about. So, do I...

Monthly Musings – August 2014

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,...

Tough Traveling – Towers

Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the mastermind of Tough Traveling. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, it’s a weekly feature on Thursdays where we dig around to come up with examples of common tropes in fantasy, using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as our inspiration and guide. Nathan has invited one and all to join in the fun, so feel free...

Waiting on Wednesday – Ancillary Sword

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.  The first one was quite interesting, I really enjoyed the alienness of the world and ancillaries. There was much talk about the gender blindness, but it was the hive mind mentality and Breq’s disconnection with it that I found most interesting. Quite...

The Martian by Andy Weir

If Bill Nye the Science Guy and McGyver could devise a way to create a love child (and keep in mind, it Bill Nye the SCIENCE GUY AND McGYVER!! They would totally find away), well then that love child would be Mark Watney. He is faced with a constant barrage of problems, and continually finds some way (usually  unconventional way,...

Tough Traveling – Shapeshifting

Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the mastermind of Tough Traveling. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, it’s a weekly feature on Thursdays where we dig around to come up with examples of common tropes in fantasy, using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as our inspiration and guide. Nathan has invited one and all to join in the fun, so feel free...

Waiting on Wednesday – The Lesser Dead

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.   All I can say is that Between Two Fires blew me away earlier this year. The horror elements that he wove in with historical fiction were amazing.  I find it quite interesting that all of Buehlman’s books have such a...