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2017 New SFF Series and Standalones

Once again, it’s time to look ahead and get excited for what the new year has in store for us. Here’s a list of upcoming releases that I think are worth keeping track of, all either first and series or standalones. I read predominantly Fantasy, particularly epic fantasy, and my list definitely reflects that. This list wound up twice as...

Review: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan

With Angel of Storms, the Millenium’s Rule series continues to fascinate me. While I enjoyed The Black Magician Trilogy, I will confess to never loving it. This trilogy is turning out to be a much better match for me. Perhaps this is mainly because The Black Magician trilogy is young adult, where as this one,  I believe is not. Regardless...

Audiobook Review: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

A Crown for Cold Silver is bloody, dark and wonderfully witty. It is packed with action, suspense, plots for power. Oh, and of course, the massacre that kicks off the book. [su_quote]It was all going so nicely, right up until the massacre.[/su_quote] I’ll be honest. This is one of those books that is hard to keep track of, particularly in...

Audiobook Review: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski surprised me, not only in the fresh, yet familiar style, but also in that it is actually a collection of short stories, all with a common character of Geralt. The Voice of Reason is the opening  and framework story, as Geralt recounts past events in the form of the other short stories. As each short...

Audiobook Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

Lock In is a fast, fun thriller type of read. In the not so distant future, the world is plagued with a new virus, named Haden’s Syndrome (after the president whose wife and daughter were afflicted). 95% of people who get it fully recover, 4% suffer from meningitis, and then the final 1% experience something we have not had to deal...

Backlist Burndown Review: The Player of Games by Iain Banks

First, I want to address the fact that this is marked #2 in a series. It is the second Culture book, but I was assured that not only could I start with this one, but that it was also an excellent introduction the The Culture novels. This is the first and only book I’ve read in the series, and from...

Waiting on Wednesday: Wake of Vultures

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. I’m not sure there is anything in this description that does not appeal to me! dark fantasy? CHECK! Girl dressing as boy? CHECK! Attacker turns to sand when stabbed in the heart?? CHECK!! A new sight that is...

Review: Clash of Iron by Angus Watson

I’m going to be honest, this is a very hard review to write. I make an effort to keep everything spoiler free, and so generally don’t talk much about the ending other than liked it, didn’t like it, etc. Well, I’m going to stick with my spoiler free approach, but my problem is that this book did something completely unexpected...

Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells regains what I felt was a bit lost in Cursed Moon. This is a stronger and more enjoyable book and I never felt the pace slow down or my interest waiver. There is a murder in the beginning of the book (this is hardly surprising, I mean Kate is a detective). But this turns out to be a...