Site Updates:

I’m behind in pretty much everything in life and suck. I’ll get all the pages updated in the coming days. I’m also still updating the site to remove all star ratings which is taking forever because even though I’ve only been reviewing for nearly 2 years, I’ve reviewed a lot of books.

Series Reviews/Genre Pages Updates:

Science Fiction:

Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh. Bren Cameron is the paidhi to the Aiji, the leader of the Atevi. When humans came to this world, lost in space, they wanted to get along but biology had other ideas. Now the paidhi is the only human that works with the Atevi, even though they share the world. It is a dangerous, high-stakes job that goes beyond anything Bren ever could have believed could happen when he went to school to become the paidhi. Because the job has changed, and he may be the only one to handle the changes.

Discussions:

keikii’s Reviews:

Advanced Review: The Immortal Conquistador by Carrie Vaughn

Mini Review: A great collection of short stories set in the Kitty Norville world featuring the vampire Ricardo

Advanced Review: Carved From Stone and Dream by T. Frohock

Mini Review: An absolutely amazing addition to the Los Nefilim series. Different in tone yet oh so great. Read this series if you’re at all interested in historical urban fantasy with awesome characters.

Advanced Review: The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold

Mini Review: An interesting start to a series where a human caused magic to die from the world. I had some problems with this one, but not insurmountable and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.

Advanced Review: Imaginary Numbers by Seanan McGuire

Mini Review: Best InCryptid book in a while, I loved the new narrator and it was something the series has been sorely lacking for a while now.

Advanced Review: Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

Mini Review: I wasn’t expecting a book about military sports played on the moon in order to prevent a war, but it was really good. I loved the main character so much.

Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton: Cerulean Sins

Mini Review: Don’t read this.

Series: Paranormal Support Groups by Catherine Jinks: The Reformed Vampire Support Group, The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

Mini Review: This series featuring paranormals who just need a “little help” to get buy in the world was a bit young adult for my tastes, but I enjoyed it. The second book was a lot better than the first.

Series: The Others by Anne Bishop: Written in Red, Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh

Mini Review: I absolutely love this series featuring a blood prophet raised in captivity, who escapes to creatures her race consider to be brutal unreasoning monsters – and finds sanctuary. Just amazing.

Series: Vatta’s War by Elizabeth Moon: Trading in Danger, Marque and Reprisal, Engaging the Enemy

Mini Review: On reread, I really enjoyed the start to this series that features a woman who went to a military academy but got booted out due to politics – and then makes a name for herself in other pursuits.

Standalone: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Mini Review: I should have DNFd this Rumplestiltskin retelling. I read the whole thing and have regrets. I just really did not care for it.