I wanted to give a rundown of updates on the blog over the past month.

Site Updates:

Added a Master Review and Master Discussion lists. You can find the on the drop down bar at the top of the page. I’ll update them around the end of the month at the very least.

Finally got around to filling out the About Me page, and added Strix as well!

Series Review/Genre Pages Updates:

Dark Fantasy: Tir Alainn

Urban Fantasy: Charley Davidson, Los Nefilim

Sci-fi: Theirs Not to Reason Why

Discussions:

The Fundamental Differences of Two Opposing Military Space Operas: Theirs Not to Reason Why vs. The Lost Fleet

An Appreciation for BAD NAMES: a list of the best (or worst) names in fantasy

April 2014: A Retrospective Look

Strix’s Reviews:

The Serpent by Jane Gaskell

Mini Review: One of the oldest and most difficult books I’ve wrangled with. 60s fantasy is nothing to scoff at when it decides to get serious.

keikii’s Reviews:

Binti: The Complete Collection by Nnedi Okorafor

Mini review: Good sci-fi, but way more young adult that I wanted.

Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones: The Curse of Tenth Grave, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave, Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Mini review: Initially an incredibly interesting, fun, comedic urban fantasy that lost itself midway through and “ended” on a low point.

Children of the Nameless by Brandon Sanderson

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb: Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin

Mini review: An absolutely amazing, beautifully written, character-driven epic fantasy. Hobb knows how to write characters and make me sob.

Jaz Parks by Jennifer Rardin: Bite Marks, Bitten in Two, The Deadliest Bite

Mini Review: One of my all-time favourite urban fantasy series that doesn’t get worse with experience. It is super funny, with an amazing cast and fun adventures.

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught, Invincible, Guardian, Steadfast, Leviathan

Mini Review: Great followup to the Lost Fleet series. Amazing military space opera that takes us past war and into discovery.

Morganville Vampires: Black Dawn, Bitter Blood

Mini Review: Liked the series when I was a teen, couldn’t even make it through again as an adult.

Wayfarers: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, A Record of a Spaceborn Few

Mini Gush: Oh my god was this an amazing, wholesome, beautiful space opera. I hope to read more like it in the coming years for how amazing it was.