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:
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.
- Trope Time: Leaving the Homeworld
- Genre Talk: Speculative Fiction and Horror
- Subgenre Highlight: Space Opera
- Top Ten Tuesday: Predicted 5-star reads on my TBR
- Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples
- Top Ten Tuesday: Last Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
- Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow on Social Media
- Discussion: I just deleted a ton of books from my TBR
- Retrospective Reviews: February 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.