Monthly Archives: February 2014

Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) by Rachel Bach

I have to admit, I am very impressed that author Rachel Bach not only managed to meet the fun and excitement of the first book but also to keep the momentum going. The romance, that honestly felt tacked onto an … Continue reading

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker is a solid story with a complex and well described world. Yet oddly enough, this never gripped me – I was reminded so much of authors such as Homer Hickman who write about boys coming of age with … Continue reading

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Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire & Flood feels like a very big missed opportunity. Complete lack of worldbuilding, a shallow and unlikeable protagonist, huge leaps of logic, and too much borrowed from the Hunger games (in particular) makes this a really second rate YA … Continue reading

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Moth and Spark

Moth and Spark was an interesting read: a mature, intelligent, Austen-influenced romance in the middle bookended by solid fantasy at the beginning and end. Unlike so many of the books written in either of those genres, the decisions made by … Continue reading

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Alabaster: Pale Horse by Caitlin R Kiernan, Daniel Chabon

Alabaster: Pale Horse is a collection of short stories featuring the same protagonist, albino Dancy Flammarion. The stories are moody and atmospheric, lyrical but very much horror in nature. There are occasional illustrations but for the most part this is … Continue reading

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Fish: The Complete Fish and Seafood Companion by Mitch Tonks

This book comes at a timely moment for me – I’m wanting to eat healthier and that includes more fish and seafood. However, I have no experience buying, preparing, or cooking fish at all. And now I have this beautifully … Continue reading

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Good Housekeeping Calorie Counter

Calorie Counter is a resource companion book to diet programs (or bulk programs) requiring precise calorie, fat, cabs, protein, or fibre figures.  It breaks down the figures on a comprehensive variety of foods, from fish to soups, bacon to biscuits. … Continue reading

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