Posts Tagged: fantasy

Waiting on Wednesday: March 23

Waiting on Wednesday: March 23

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I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Series: Unknown Publication Date: May 17 Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love in this haunting debut fantasy novel from “a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman). What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How… Read more »

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Books On My Spring TBR

Books On My Spring TBR

March 15, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 9

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week has a different topic and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about books on my spring TBR list. I’ve divided my list by the genres I plan to read. These are all books I’ve bought (sometimes a long time ago!), but haven’t read yet. I haven’t added any new books published this spring. I have several NetGalley books and will read those, but for this list I wanted to add my TBR books–books already purchased and waiting for me to… Read more »

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Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

March 11, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Lakeside Published by Penguin/Roc, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 8) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 416 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both… Read more »

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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

March 8, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 6

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #9 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Tri-cities area of Washington State Published by Ace, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 8) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 352 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen… Read more »

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March books on my list

March books on my list

March 1, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 24

Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 24

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I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Series: The Invisible Library #1 Publication Date: June 14 Genre: Fantasy / Steampunk? / Science Fiction? Synopsis (from Goodreads): Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author.   One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction… Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that… Read more »

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The rest of the short reviews from 2015

February 12, 2016 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, B+, book rating, C+, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

I’ve finally finished all my reviews for 2015 with these last six shorts. Three of these are short stories, one is a book of short stories and the other two are novels. I have two science fiction, three fantasies and one contemporary fiction. These are very short snippets of reviews…lol. At least I have a post about them which makes me happy! “Earth and Fire” & Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards “Earth and Fire” is a prequel novella. It’s a story about Jarra when she learns to fly a plane (takes place before the trilogy Ms. Edwards wrote). I enjoyed the glimpse into Jarra’s life before the books began. Grade:… Read more »

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February books on my list

February books on my list

February 5, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 6

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new authors strike my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and often too expensive. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope… Read more »

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Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney

Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney

February 2, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney Series: Palace of Dreams #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: a fantasy world with sensitives and complex political systems Published by Roc, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: February 2) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Shironne Anjir’s status as a sensitive is both a gift and a curse. Her augmented senses allow her to discover and feel things others can’t, but her talents come with a price: a constant assault of emotions and sensations has left her blind. Determined to use her abilities… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Jan 27

Waiting on Wednesday: Jan 27

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I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. “Forest of Memory” by Mary Robinette Kowal Series: None Publication Date: Mar 8 Genre: Fantasy novella Synopsis (from Goodreads): Katya deals in Authenticities and Captures, trading on nostalgia for a past long gone. Her clients are rich and they demand items and experiences with only the finest verifiable provenance. Other people’s lives have value, after all. But when her A.I. suddenly stops whispering in her ear she finds herself cut off from… Read more »

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