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Review: Sorcery for Beginners, by Matt Harry

Review: Sorcery for Beginners, by Matt Harry

October 19, 2017 Review 0

It’s rare to find a book aimed at children, with a distinct voice to the narrator, that is also enjoyable as an adult. SORCERY FOR BEGINNERS is a surprisingly mature story that deals with bullying, social injustice, betrayal and yes, sorcery.

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Early Review: Sparked by Malena Watrous and Helena Echlin

Early Review: Sparked by Malena Watrous and Helena Echlin

October 2, 2017 Review 0

SPARKED starts with a smolder rather than a true burn, carefully introducing the characters and their home life. Despite the sluggish start, I was thoroughly hooked once more details of Ivy’s disappearance were revealed, along with the mysterious love interest.

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Early Review: The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen #2) by Emily R. King

Early Review: The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen #2) by Emily R. King

September 22, 2017 Review 0

THE FIRE QUEEN takes the battle royal concept to a fictional and fantastical desert empire whose people worship gods based on Sumerian deities. This time, the teenagers involved are all women and capable of great feats of both magic and strength, which is what drew me to the book initially. The second in The Hundredth Queen series, it does not stray far from the original conceit, as Kalinda is again thrust into a tournament that puts her life and her people at risk. The stakes are raised with the introduction of a love triangle and with multiple people vying for control of the empire.

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Review: The Beauty, Vol. 1 (The Beauty) by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley

Review: The Beauty, Vol. 1 (The Beauty) by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley

September 8, 2017 Review 0

If you were one sexual encounter away from being permanently beautiful, would you do it? In Image Comics’ THE BEAUTY, physical perfection is a sexually transmitted disease and a lot of people have taken the plunge. Despite the constant low-level fever all the infected have, there’s no harm in it, is there?

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Review: New Romancer (New Romancer #1-6), by Peter Milligan, Brett Parson

Review: New Romancer (New Romancer #1-6), by Peter Milligan, Brett Parson

September 1, 2017 Review 0

We’re supposed to feel for the heroine of NEW ROMANCER; she’s been fired from her job, works for a tiny matchmaking site that is going out of business, and she’s a giant fan of classical literature. Unfortunately for us, she was fired for stealing important assets and messing up experiments, she’s not serious about her current job, and her infatuation with dead writers keeps her from seeing the potential in people in front of her.

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Review: The Eldritch Heart by Matthew S. Cox

Review: The Eldritch Heart by Matthew S. Cox

August 10, 2017 Review 0

Everything from the description to the cover of THE ELDRITCH HEART grabbed me immediately. I knew I had to read it. The cover, with its eerie, green heart called to me, as did the back matter that hinted at dangerous politics and a forbidden love between a princess and her handmaiden.

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Release Day Review: The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack  by Nate Crowley

Release Day Review: The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack by Nate Crowley

August 8, 2017 Review 0

I tried to read THE DEATH AND LIFE OF SCHNEIDER WRACK with my speed reading app but there were so many words that were gigantic or outright invented there was no way that my eyes could keep up at 300 and 400 words a minute. I’m glad I slowed down; when I did I started really enjoying this book that is more akin to Alice In Wonderland than it is to most other zombie books.

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