Yearly Archive: 2014

Waiting on Wednesday – Half the World

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon Abercrombie is one of my favorite authors and Half a King is probably hands down my favorite book that has been categorized as Young Adult. I am really looking forward to the next in the series. Title: Half the World   Author:  Joe...

The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman

One of the things I find fascinating about Buehlman’s works is how different the settings and time periods are. I read Between Two Fires first and have to admit to wondering if he could write another time period as well, especially something more modern like The Lesser Dead which is set in 1970s New York with a vampire as the narrator. Well, all...

14 Favorites of 2014

I love reading Best of Lists, but making them can be quite hard. Here’s my list of favorites from 2014 broken down by subgenre. FAVORITE HORROR     FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION   FAVORITE FANTASY   FAVORITE FANTASY DEBUT

Tough Traveling – Kings

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...

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Bloodydamn! This is one hell of a second book, it’s just as dark and deadly and addictive as Red Rising. This is turning out to be a hard review to write because I can’t stop thinking about the ending. I wouldn’t say it eclipses the rest of the book since the rest of it is what brought about the ending,...

SF Signal Mind Meld

I am quite excited to have been asked to participate in a SF Signal Mind Meld! I always enjoy reading them and seeing the mix of answers. So to participate is really an honor. My rambling/non-sensical/fan-girly response is part of today’s question: Q: What was your favorite live action or animated genre television show of 2014? What made it so...

Tenaciously Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way.   The holiday giving season came a bit early! I unexpectedly received this in the mail. It features short stories from a number of my favorite authors, so I’m really looking forward to it:     And the digital pile:...

Waiting on Wednesday – A Crown for Cold Silver

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.   I featured this on my list of 10 new series/standalones to look for in 2015, but I wanted to feature it by itself as well to make sure no one missed it. I love a dark epic fantasy, and I...

The Shining Girls By Lauren Beukes

When I first read the blurb above, I have to admit, this book sounded amazing. Then I read Broken Monsters and couldn’t help but wonder why I hadn’t read Beukes before then. Now that I’ve read The Shining Girls, I am just wondering when her next book comes out, and trying to make sure I find time to read Zoo...

NOT A REVIEW: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

I almost made it through this book. Almost. I got to about the 80% mark, so close it seemed a waste to not finish as I hate marking the review as DNF. But, I just couldn’t do it. I’ve been in a reading slump and found my lack of excitement for this book was not helping me. I also knew...