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Five Favorites of 2013 (not published in 2013)

While putting together my 2013 list, I realized there were some amazing books I read this year that were published prior to 2013. So, I decided to make a list in case others have missed these books as well. The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker is so spectacularly different; I […]

Favorites of 2013

Expected Favorites that Delivered: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch The Republic of Thieves is one of those books that makes me second guess all the other 5 star ratings I have doled out this year. In some ways it felt very familiar (in a good way) to go back to reading a story by Lynch. […]

Foundling by D. M. Cornish

There are some books that don’t work for me, but I still appreciate why others enjoy them. Then there are other books that I don’t enjoy that I just can’t grasp why people review them favorably or recommend them. Foundling by D. M. Cornish is unfortunately the latter for me. There’s no secret here. This […]

10 New Series/Standalones to Look For in 2014

2014 is coming up, and with it comes a slew of books to look forward to. I had a hard time narrowing down one list, so here  are 10 new series I am looking forward to. I broke it into two sections, the first is favorite authors with new series, the second is a list […]

British vs American? What now after the poll?

(In response to my Very American or Very British? Can you tell the difference  poll. Thank you to all that took the time to respond to it) Well, honestly, not much. I don’t know where the line is between recognizing and accepting cultural differences (and how they may impact works of fiction) and making marked generalizations […]

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown. How to write a review for this one? Well, just to start, I will say it was fantastic. This is a fast paced book that is very hard to put down.  It is a story of life, of love, of society, of justice, of evil and of vengeance. It is […]

Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence (Mild Spoilers)

This is not quite a spoiler free review. I discuss my reaction to an event early in the book that is often mentioned in reviews. When I picked this book out, it was before I found the online fantasy community that I now turn to for recommendations and reviews. This is a book that I […]