Category Archive: Book Reviews

February’s Mini Book Reviews

Here’s a quick look at some of the books I read last month: The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson (adult historical? fantasy) was fascinating and frustrating in equal measure. I loved the world and the magic, and all the little details about the Heian Era were astounding. Unfortunately, I hated a good portion of the …

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Review: The Curse Workers Trilogy by Holly Black

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, all by the slightest touch of their hands. Since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider—the straight kid in a crooked family—as …

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Review: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells

Moon has spent his life hiding what he is–a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again discovered and cast out …

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Review: The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

Gods and mortals. Power and love. Death and revenge. In the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, gods dwell among mortals and one powerful, corrupt family rules the earth. Three extraordinary people may be the key to humanity’s salvation… Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is …

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Review Policies

What kinds of books do you review? I am primarily interested in reviewing young adult speculative fiction. This includes, but is not limited to, the following genres: Fantasy (epic, heroic, urban, paranormal, steampunk, etc.) Science-fiction (space opera, military, hard, etc.) Dystopian/Post-apocalyptic Horror If your book contains people of color (particularly with a female POV), I …

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Lessons Learned from WAKE

[There are some mild spoilers. You have been warned.] Last week I finally settled down with WAKE by Lisa McMann. (Thank you, Gwynne, for giving it to me. I’m sorry it took so long to read it.) You can find a plot summary for the book through either of the previous links. What I want …

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