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5!bat Review: Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence #3) by Max Gladstone

5!bat Review: Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence #3) by Max Gladstone

July 17, 2014 Review 0

From the titles to the page, the first three books in the Craft Sequence marry numbers with magic. The stories themselves explore different parts of society, but always on the bedrock of a spiritual economy where soul stuff is traded and bartered to power the world. FULL FATHOM FIVE weaves together new and old characters on an island of idols and mysteries, infusing this broken world with a slowly building hope that is impossible to resist.

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5bat! Review: Black Rook (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1) by Kelly Meade

5bat! Review: Black Rook (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1) by Kelly Meade

July 17, 2014 Review 3

It’s been a long time since I picked up a book and quite literally couldn’t put it down until I finished it. BLACK ROOK was just that book. It pulled me in almost from the first chapter and wouldn’t let me go. Everything from the characters to the world-building to the plot combined for a truly enjoyable read.

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Release Day Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

Release Day Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

June 10, 2014 Review 1

If you haven’t read any spoilers for THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, it’s hard to know what to expect. The bare-bones description doesn’t give much away, but though the story starts out a bit vague, told through the eyes of a ten year old girl, it soon becomes an engrossing, mind-blowing and genre defying experience that is nearly impossible to put down.

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5bat! Review: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

5bat! Review: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

April 12, 2014 Review 1

In LAGOON, Nnedi Okorafor poses the question: what if first contact with aliens took place not in New York, London, or Tokyo, but the beach city of Lagos, Nigeria? The answer is something both utterly human and uniquely African. In addition to stunning detail of both city and marine life, Okorafor fills this novel with a dozen points of view, but rather than confusing the narrative, those sections allow the reader to experience all sides of the encounter that leads to some of Nigeria’s darkest days, and to understand why different people react so differently to something ‘alien.’

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5bat! Review: Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

5bat! Review: Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

April 3, 2014 Review 0

A brilliant, chilling ghost story, SILENCE FOR THE DEAD created such a vivid world I couldn’t bear to put it down. This story is as romantic and terrifying as reading Jane Eyre for the first time, and as soon as I finished it I rushed back through my gothic favorites to continue savoring the tone.

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5bat! Review: Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3) by Seanan McGuire

5bat! Review: Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3) by Seanan McGuire

March 18, 2014 Review 2

With HALF-OFF RAGNAROK we get the same action packed, funny and at times emotional story we’ve come to expect in an InCryptid novel except there is a narration change with Alex Price, brother of Verity from the first two books. After hearing so much about Verity’s siblings and grandparents in MIDNIGHT BLUE-LIGHT SPECIAL and DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON I was happy to finally get a whole book involving Alex and their cryptid grandmother and cousin.

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Early 5bat! Review: Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Early 5bat! Review: Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

March 3, 2014 Review 2

MURDER OF CROWS should come with a warning: “Don’t open this book until you have time read the entire thing”. This second installment in The Others series has all of the humor and magic and sweet romance of WRITTEN IN RED, but this time with a threat that takes the stakes to a global level. This series is fascinating and heartwarming, and I treasure each new page that adds to its world.

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Early 5bat! Review: The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) by Kim Harrison

Early 5bat! Review: The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) by Kim Harrison

February 24, 2014 Review 4

As satisfying for the quiet interactions in the background as for the sweeping action or big character growth, THE UNDEAD POOL is The Hollows at it’s best. The paranormal world of Rachel Morgan is an intricate ecosystem of magic and normalcy, and never is that so apparent as here near the series’s end.

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Early Review: Witch Interrupted by Jody Wallace

Early Review: Witch Interrupted by Jody Wallace

February 18, 2014 Review 1

Along with a rollicking good and at times hilarious story WITCH INTERRUPTED puts a keen twist on werewolf and witch mythology that is so different from what I’m used to that I had to go back and re-read sections just to get it all straight. The fact that I had to go back is not a criticism so much as a comment on how attached to the

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