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Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was AWESOME. Seriously, I loved every minute of it. It was light-hearted, but still felt like it had high stakes. It was political, but not so much that it was depressing or overbearing. It was almost fairy-tale-esque romance, but not so much so that it didn't feel deep or true or powerful. It was realistic in ways that, unless you've gone through coming out and hiding love, you just wouldn't understand the depth of the realism.

Set in a world where the hateful didn't win 2016, it's a world of hope, and Alex and Henry are a breath of fresh air. It honestly makes me want a dreamy prince of my own... but to be fair, I've been told I look a lot like Prince Harry, so it might be awkward to marry a doppleganger prince... and he's taken now anyways. *sigh*

I adored this book and highly recommend it. Five stars.


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Review: Storm Cursed

Storm Cursed Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Ace/DAW for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!

First, let me get this out of the way: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGWOW. Okay. Phew, that's all said and done.

Patty, you've outdone yourself. What a rollercoaster! Bringing back the vampires, throwing in a bunch of dark witches, tying a bunch of storylines together and revealing that you've got a much more devious master-plan kind of mind than we've realized before... game officially upped!

This one starts with all of the craziness that happened in Europe still fresh on everyone's mind. Lots of little things start to happen that seem to indicate something bigger is going on, and someone is playing with Mercy and the pack because of their declaration over the Tri-Cities area. Meanwhile, you've got the Fae and the government trying to work out a deal/peace between everybody, and of course, Mercy and the gang are all wrapped up in that too. Nothing like having a bunch on your plate, right? At least the stakes are super low, right? Oh wait, no, just the fates of humanity and Fae and everything in between on the line. Lots of pressure, check.

I can't really say much more without spoiling a ton, but let's just say it had everything I've been wanting from an urban fantasy book lately - humor, witches, werewolves, fae, plot twists - and also included things I had no idea I needed - like zombie Nigerian dwarf goats. Yep, turns out those are a necessity. :)

Highly recommended (and as always, I definitely suggest reading the entirety of the Mercyverse beforehand - both Mercy's books and the Alpha & Omega series).

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Review: Dark Shores

Dark Shores Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks so much to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!!!

Wow, what a ride! I *loved* this book. I didn't expect to love it, but I did. I expected the romance to be typical YA, which it had hints of, but seemed to be a little more realistic in my opinion. I expected the characters to be all tropy, which for the most part, they weren't (and where they were, the author really tried to flip the tropes upside down). I expected the stakes to be lower in the first book, since we knew already that it was going to be a series. Nope, they were pretty high.

Overall, I was impressed at how this book wowed me, because I just really didn't think I'd love it going in. I loved the main characters, but the secondary ones really won me over. The world was awesome - I loved the magic and the gods and the god-marked... I want more of that in the next books!

One downside to loving this one so much? Now I have to wait forever for book two! *sighs heavily*

Highly recommended.

PS- While the main female character and her nation are labeled pirates, they're really just swashbuckling traders that sometimes trade contraband. They don't rape, pillage, steal, kill, etc. They do drink and gamble though. Just a heads up for those going in with the OMG PIRATE GIRL mindset so they don't get their hopes dashed.

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Review: Little Darlings

Little Darlings Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book is difficult to review, probably because it was so hard to read. Not because it wasn't well written, mind you, in fact the opposite is true. It's fantastic... but it's difficult because of the awful nature of events. I think it was mostly supposed to be a quasi-urban-fantasy-sci-fi-thriller-mystery-with-a-twist amalgamation, but it was also psychologically a little bit in the horror genre as it explores many people's deep-rooted fears - children being kidnapped, not being believed and everything thinking you're crazy, being locked up and medicated in an institution, creatures that are coming after you, etc.

Honestly, this book was super compelling, hard to put down, and successful in what it attempts to do - get in your head, stir up your mental pot, and set things a-boiling.

I don't want to spoil too much, so I can't really go into too much more detail, but I also feel like this book could be an exploration of post-partum as well. As someone who can't and will never experience that difficulties of childbirth and postpartum, I can't speak much on the subject or whether this is the author's intention.

But I will say this much. #notteamPatrick
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This book was hard and powerful and devastating and intriguing.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Review: Hope for the Best

Hope for the Best Hope for the Best by Jodi Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I. LOVE. THIS. SERIES.

AND. PUTTING. PERIODS. RANDOMLY. FOR. EMPHASIS.

AND. MADELEINE. MAXWELL.

Huh, that makes me feel like A.I.D.A.N.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Review: The Last

The Last The Last by Hanna Jameson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!

This review is hard to write. I mean, the end of the world happens, and the following days are slow, haunted, and devoid of much action... and yet, I had a driving interest that made this hard to put down. I just knew the story was building to something bigger. Hints of supernatural, a murder to solve, danger in the woods, a huge hotel where unknown others could be hiding, tension between characters... there were so many threads woven into this story and unfortunately, many of them were either left dangling or given an unsatisfactory ending.

For most of this, I enjoyed it. It was atmospheric, and it felt reminiscent of a King novel. And just like most of the King novels I've read (aside from a handful of his masterpieces), there was great character development and excellent setting and fantastic concept... and a disappointing ending. But King still normally pulls things off better than this one, which was abrupt and weird and not at all satisfying.

Overall, since I enjoyed probably 90% of the book, I'm going to go with 3 stars. I liked it enough, but didn't love it.

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Review: Holy Sister

Holy Sister Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sincerest of thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Mark Lawrence, you've done it. You've created a high-ish, dark-ish trilogy that not only was executed perfectly, but also helped restore my faith in the fantasy genre. I don't read a lot of fantasy, mostly because it's long-winded, overly descriptive, and just plain boring (at least in the past I've felt it so, mostly because my mood for fantasy had long-since died). But, over the past few years, the fantasy genre has started to rejoin my reading repertoire, mostly because of two big reason: Brandon Sanderson and Mark Lawrence. Sanderson's first Mistborn trilogy and the Stormlight Archives went a long way towards rekindling my love for the genre, but one author can't single-handedly carry the burden of the genre alone. So when Grey Sister (the second of the trilogy by Mark Lawrence) showed up in my Berkley newsletter, I took a look at Red Sister to see if it would be of interest. It had rave reviews among friends, so I accepted the Grey Sister ARC and got my copy of Red Sister so I could read it first. And boy, was I not disappointed!

This trilogy is a roller coaster ride! We meet Nona when she's but a wee pup, and we watch her grow throughout the trilogy into a strong, confident, amazing woman, capable of changing the world. I don't want to say too much, because of spoilers, but the growth in this character alone is enough to impress, but the cast of secondary characters is fantastic as well.

I HIGHLY recommend this trilogy. Can't wait to give Lawrence's other trilogies a try soon, but I'm sad to be finished with Nona and her friends. They were a pleasure to discover.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: PERfunctory AfFECTION

PERfunctory AfFECTION PERfunctory AfFECTION by Kim Harrison
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I love Kim Harrison. I tore through her Hollows series and fell in love with that world all over again with her prequel. I read both of the Drafter novels that were published, and would reread them and buy the third if it ever gets published. I'm sad that it hasn't. I'm super pumped that she's got more Hollows in the works.

Unfortuntely, it seems that the Hollows is where she shines, and, at least thus far, her more science fiction leaning books aren't as good as her urban fantasy. The Drafter was good, but nowhere near as good as her Hollows, and this standalone was an entertaining read, but it also didn't live up to her Hollows standards.

In this one, I really liked her concept and her execution. The ending, though, didn't feel like much of a payoff after reading so much to build to that point. I feel like it was a little cliched with the potential of a nice twist that instead was left hanging.

I enjoyed the book though, just by the end wasn't super excited about it when I know she's capable of much more as an author. I hope she finds her mojo again! 3 stars, recommended for those who like thriller-type stories where you're never sure if the protagonist is cray-cray or not.

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I loved Kim Harrison's the Hollows, but I think she's lost her confidence with her Peri Reed series not doing very well. I hope she finds it again.

Review to come upon release, but I was disappointed that she had the opportunities to break some cliches in this book and turn them on their heads, and she just went straight with the cliches. :(

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: Obsidio

Obsidio Obsidio by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I. LOVED. THIS. TRILOGY.
Wasn't sure I would. but i did....

Read it. AIDAN DEMANDS IT.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review: A Beautiful Corpse

A Beautiful Corpse A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher St. Martin's Press for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

After the fallout from the first book, Harper McClain has spent the last year rebuilding her life, and focusing on her crime reporting career. But a murder closer to home will drag her back into the limelight and test every ounce of grit and gumption that she's got.

This book was great! Harper was just as interesting a main character as in the first book, but having gotten to know her in the first book left this one with plenty of room to develop her more deeply, rather than having to introduce her and set everything up. She's kickass and brave and determined to find the truth, and I adore her character, even when she's making big mistakes!

Daugherty's writing is spot on as well. The story didn't feel too extraneous, and the only times it felt drawn out were the times it was *supposed* to feel that way - when Harper is struggling for leads and desperate to weed out the truth. It really helped me lose myself into her world and her life.

The twists in this one aren't as big as in the first one, but the story is solid, and the path to get there is zig-zaggy enough to keep the readers on their toes.

Plus, the ending - more about the mystery of Harper's mother's murder (when Harper was a child) - really left me excited about the prospect of more. Definitely think it's going to be an agonizing wait... *sighs*

Highly recommended to lovers of mystery/thrillers... but read book one first. :)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review: Verses for the Dead

Verses for the Dead Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent volumes in the series. Highly recommended.

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Review: The Stranger Diaries

The Stranger Diaries The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Elly Griffiths writes some great books. I love her Ruth Galloway series, and I've started her Stephens and Mephisto series (though I've got to catch up on that!). Her work always has great characters and a deep, dark mystery, and this standalone is no exception. I really enjoyed this one, maybe even more so because it was a standalone, so it felt like everyone was at risk, as opposed to a series where you know, at the very least, that the main character is pretty much safe the whole time, even when they're in "danger."

The Stranger Diaries had some excellent twists and turns, multiple murders, and a very intriguing murderer reveal. I *did* guess the murderer correctly, but it was really just a whim I had that turned out to be correct. I think most people will probably be questioning up until the reveal.

Highly recommended, great mystery, excellent characters, and really good atmosphere. :)

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Review: Wild Country

Wild Country Wild Country by Anne Bishop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Anne Bishop has really outdone herself with this one. I adore her series, The Others. The first five books take place in Lakeside and are some amazing books. I was so sad when I heard that Simon and Meg's story were done, and then elated to hear that she was going to continue the series with books set in other locales around the world she'd built, with different casts of characters. I enjoyed book 6, set in Sproing, and really liked the characters there, but book 7 completely knocked it out of the park.

This one is set in Bennett, near Prairie Gold, and if you remember the events of the other 6 books, the Terra Indigine and the Humans First and Last movement's clash reached a tipping point in that area. This is the rebuilding book, and the stakes are very, very high. The cast is different from that of book 6, so I'm hoping we'll get to see the Sproing residents again some time in the future, but I really, REALLY want a follow up to this one. I really like the characters in this one, and the setting, and the events of this book really build a bond between reader and cast. She might move on to another town in the next book, but I hope we'll get more visits to Bennett in the future.

Honestly, though, as long as she keeps writing stories set in this world, I'll gobble them up like candy no matter the setting or cast of characters.

Highly recommended (but read the rest of the series first if you haven't yet)!

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Review: That Ain’t Witchcraft

That Ain’t Witchcraft That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Seriously, thanks. Because WOW. Seanan is just a master of her craft. She threw some huge curveballs into the storyline in this one and the risks paid off! I'll spoil as little as possible, but I have to say a few things to get my feelings across.

First, I adore Annie and her friends. I'm sad this is the last Antimony book for now. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about Sarah's two books coming up next, but I really like Annie's sarcasm and wit, and I like Sam and Cylia and Fern as well. I'd really like to see when Annie returns home, dragging her ragtag crew behind her. Maybe we'll get to see that one day.

Second, I really like how Seanan has made the Covenant a huge force to be reckoned with but not always the villain of the story. Even when they're not the main bad guy of the story, she reminds us they're there, and is building towards a huge finale in the long run.

Third, I love the world-building. The cryptids, the magic, the ghosts, the crossroads, I just love this world. It's urban fantasy at its best.

One major complaint: I need the Aeslin mice! Luckily in this one, we get to hear a little catechism of the Aeslin mice, even if we don't get to see them.

So if you haven't read this series yet, pick it up. And try to read as many of the shorties in between books as you can because they're all fantastic AND they develop the characters more. If you have read it, then this installment will definitely be worth your wait. :)

HAIL SEANAN, THE PROLIFIC WRITER OF WORDS AND THE STORYTELLING PRIESTESS.

(PS - for everyone who reads the audio book, this one has a short story at the end about Alex/Shelby/Sarah and the Gorgons. It's a MUST READ.)
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Review to come upon release... but dang, I don't want to wait another year for more Incryptid.

Sarah's up next with Imaginary Numbers.

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Review: The Malta Exchange

The Malta Exchange The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy, provided in exchange for my honest review.

I'm a huge fan of Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series. It's in my top favorites. Sadly, to me, this entry fell short of Berry's usually high standards.

It wasn't the plot that fell short, as the plot was a really entertaining one. Papal conclave, secrets that could devastate the church, twisty betrayals and double agents... all check. Sadly, the big twist was predictable, and I saw it coming from the moment they introduced the second character involved.

Also, Berry usually excels at weaving the history lesson into the story in a way that doesn't feel like an infodump or a lecture, but in this one, it felt very "plot point/action moment, long history lesson, plot point, long history lesson, plot point, long history lesson"... just alternating between the two, rather than weaving them together.

Cotton and Luke didn't feel as deeply developed as they usually do, Stephanie was barely in it, and Cassiopeia wasn't in it at all.

It had its strong points as well, though. The history was fascinating. The locale and details of the church's history on the island of Malta was very interesting, and was definitely a cool concept for a book.

I just feel like, overall, it wasn't as cohesive or developed or well-woven as his books usually are, so I give it 3.5 stars, rounded up.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Review: In an Absent Dream

In an Absent Dream In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That was heartbreaking... even though we know what happened because of book one, it was hard to see her life and then that final page closing the door. :(

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review: Circle of the Moon

Circle of the Moon Circle of the Moon by Faith Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley publishers for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

First and foremost: SPOILER WARNING! The Soulwood series is a spinoff of the Jane Yellowrock series and takes place in the same world. The books are publishing in alternating sequence, and as such, this book (Soulwood #4) takes place after the events of Dark Queen (Jane #12) and has MASSIVE spoilers for Dark Queen. So please be aware! My review, though, will be as spoiler free as possible.

Faith, you are a master of the long game! You rival even Leo Pellissier! The story of this one involves history we've seen before AND new plot, all mixed together into an epic installment of Soulwood.

We see growth (plant pun intended!) in Nell and her relationships - her relationship with herself, with the Church, with Mud, with Occam, with her team, with the new higher up, with the Knoxville vamps, with her land and the vampire tree...

I love Faith's world, and seeing how all the paras' worlds interact with each other. This one really led to some clashing with the worlds of vampires, witches, weres, and PsyLed all racing head-on to a fiery finish. Nell's powers yet again intrigue me, and we see that maybe, just maybe, she's not the only woodsy-woman around. We get Nell finding her place on the team. We get a new character thrown into the mix with some interesting implications for the future.

But I do have one favor to ask. Faith, can Rick get a break at some point? He's suffered sooooo long.

Anyways, I can't think of much more to say that wouldn't spoil too much. Pick this one up. If you're not up to date, go read Jane and Nell first. :)

THE COVER IS SO PRETTY

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Vultures

Vultures Vultures by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While the previous entry wasn't my favorite of the series, this entry stepped back up to being more along the same lines as the rest of the series... which is good, because this is the very last one!

Miriam Black's story has reached its conclusion, and honestly, I think Wendig did a great job tying up some loose ends. I'm still kind of bitter about a big loss from the last book, but at least this book provides some not-quite-as-good copy of what I wanted to happen with someone else. (Can't say much more, it's already borderline spoilery!)

I'll miss Miriam's sass and foul mouth. Overall, a fantastic series with some really good highs and some blah lows, but I'd recommend to anyone who can get past potty mouth (or enjoys potty mouth!) for some fun urban fantasy.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Review: The Break Line

The Break Line The Break Line by James Brabazon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

That was one crazy ride! The last 40% was intense, fast-paced, and action-packed. The first 60%... not as much. There was some action, but it was a slow, slow burn.

I probably would have enjoyed this one a lot more if the book hadn't pitched to me because of my love of James Rollins' novels. It was very different from those, but the whole time I was expecting it to involve history, archaeology, techonology, science... but it really was just a spy/assassin thriller with some horror-sci-fi elements thrown in. Because of this preset expectation, I think I enjoyed this less than I would have had I just picked it up for what it was. Don't get me wrong, I still ended up on the positive side of the fence when it came to liking the book, but I can't give it as many stars because I only liked it instead of loving it.

I think fans of spy and assassin thrillers or action movies with sci-fi-esque twists will love this one. Jason Bourne fans will probably eat this one up! For me, though, it was just an okay read. 3.5 stars rounded to 4.
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Review to come on release. Pre-review: Decent book, just not really like what was pitched to me so had high expectations going in. 3.5 stars

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Review: Cub

Cub Cub by Paul Coccia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and Orca for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!

This was a fun story. It's more along the lines of a novella at around 150 pages or so. The main characters receive some relatively good development in such a short page count, but the plot felt a little unfinished. I feel like another chapter or two to answer some lingering questions and tie up some bits left dangling would have helped. I loved Theo and his bestie Di and Mama Bear too. I did have some issues with the much older adults making advances on the youngin'...

Overall, it was a good story and I appreciate what Orca is trying to do - get more stories out there that involve LGBT+ youth, in all shapes and sizes and colors and creeds, so people feel represented. And I'm totally on board with that.

Writing/plot/story - 3 stars

Overall loving what Orca's got going on - 5 stars

So I'll settle in the middle on 4. :)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Review: Muse of Nightmares

Muse of Nightmares Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Why is this over? I don't want this to be over. I read too fast. Damn. I need more!!!! Laini Taylor is magnificent!!!!

Can't wait to see what she writes next (especially if [redacted]!!!)

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Review: Marked

Marked Marked by S. Andrew Swann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I'm torn on this one - it's really original, the characters get developed nicely, and the worlds-building is really cool. The plot was good too! For all of those things, I wanted to give the book the full five stars... *BUT* it took me forever to get in to the story. That could have been my mood, that could have been the pacing, that could have been a lot of factors... but that makes me want to give it 3 stars. So I found the happy medium and rated it at four stars.

Overall, I think it was a great book. I've never read any stories with the premise. It felt like a mix between Doctor Who and the Invisible Library series, with a dash of that old tv show Sliders mixed in as well.

I didn't have any preconceived notions going in, so I won't say too much and give you any, but I would recommend this book for urban fantasy and sci-fi lovers. Since I think it was my weird mood that slowed the beginning down for me, I think most people would enjoy the story straight away.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review: The Winter of the Witch

The Winter of the Witch The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Now THAT is how you do a trilogy. Excellent work, Katherine Arden!

Arden has created a beautiful world, full of magic and men. She's brought historical Russia to life in the minds of readers, and she has given us a strong and amazing protagonist who gets things done, lives life on her own terms, and is chock full of character agency that other authors struggle to give but Arden does with panache.

This trilogy will lead you through the wild darkness of Midnight, the mystical land of the cheyrti, and the pastoral lands of old Rus'. It'll take you through the heights and depths of human experience, and show you the good and bad side of people and spirits.

Honestly, Arden's first trilogy is a masterpiece, and you'd be doing yourself a disservice as a reader to skip it. I had no interest in Russian folklore before reading these, and she's intrigued me with her depth of knowledge on the subject and her ability to incorporate those legends and myths into her stories so seamlessly.

Five stars. Top notch trilogy. Pick them up!!!!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Review: Kingdom of Needle and Bone

Kingdom of Needle and Bone Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

As many of you know, I *adore* Seanan McGuire. Seriously, she's one of my top favorite authors and I will read anything she puts out under that name. What you might not know is that she also writes under the name Mira Grant, and puts out sci-fi and techno thriller/horror type books. Under her Mira brand, she's been hit or miss for me. I love the short novellas she puts out from Subterranean Press (like this one!) and the "mermaid books" are great. I didn't particularly care for Feed, but I do plan on reading more of the series and seeing if it was just me at the time.

One thing that makes Mira's works so much harder for me is how REALISTIC they are. They are backed with meticulous scientific information. AND THEY SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME.

Kingdom of Needle and Bone is deep. It's rough. It's scary - less because of the outbreaks, which *are* scary, and more because of what led to them... fear, ignorance, and the power of the stupidity en masse.

I don't want to spoil anything, and this is a shortie at 128 or so pages. But if you're prepared to see some of the nasty side of humanity, you can pick this up. If you're prepared to see some of the better sides as well, this book has that covered too. Because if there's one thing Seanan/Mira excels at, it's showing ALL sides of humanity's light and darkness in glorious detail.

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