Posts Categorized: Short fiction review

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

October 23, 2015 2015, B-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review 2

“Sideswiped” by Kim Harrison Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #.5 Genre: Science Fiction Published by Pocket Star, 2015 E-book, purchased 80 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Don’t miss this thrilling first look into the elite world of Peri Reed, government agency operative extraordinaire, and catch more of her character in The Drafter, the first book in the all-new suspense trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison, out September 1. Every hero, even the accidental ones, have a beginning. Silas’s radical theory that drafters are not replaying time as much as they are temporarily sliding into an alternate universe has never been well-received, but frankly, the darling of Opti’s research… Read more »

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TBR Review: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

TBR Review: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

January 21, 2015 2015, A, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 10

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal Series: None Genre: Science Fiction Published by Tor E-book, free 31 pages Grade: A Synopsis: A Finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. Thirty years ago, Elma York led the expedition that paved the way to life on Mars. For years she’s been longing to go back up there, to once more explore the stars. But there are few opportunities for an aging astronaut, even the famous Lady Astronaut of Mars. When her chance finally comes, it may be too late. Elma must decide whether to stay with her sickening husband in what will surely be the final years of… Read more »

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TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

November 19, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Goodreads, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 1

  A Regency Christmas II Five Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Anita Mills, Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Sheila Walsh Series: None Genre: Historical Romance (Christmas) Published by Signet, 1990 Paperback, purchased 347 pages Overall grade: B Synopsis: This warm and delightful collection brings together five all-new stories of Christmas by some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors. Written especially for the new edition, these delightful tales capture the spirit of Christmas ritual and tradition, its hopes and heartbreaks, its joys and passions. These are stories that reflect happy reunions and homecomings, the fun and festivities, the pleasures of giving, and, of course, the love and goodwill that… Read more »

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TBR Review: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James

TBR Review: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James

July 16, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 2

Seduced by a Pirate (novella) by Eloisa James Series: Fairy Tales #4.5 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Avon Impulse, 2012 E-book, Purchased 100 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Sir Griffin Barry leapt out of the bedchamber window at age seventeen after a very disappointing wedding night, drank a bit too much at the pub and woke to find that he’d joined the crew of a pirate ship! Years later, he has become one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, piloting the Flying Poppy, a ship he named after the wife whom he fondly (if vaguely) remembers. What happens when a pirate decides to come home to his wife… Read more »

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Reviews: Christmas novellas

Reviews: Christmas novellas

December 19, 2013 2013, B, B+, book rating, C-, Short fiction review 2

A set of three short reviews of three Christmas novellas. A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister, #1.5 Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian England) Published by Courtney Milan, 2012 E-book, Purchased 121 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her… Read more »

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