Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Buried Symbol by JeffreyL. Kohanek

Honestly, life would be easier if I could just give rainbows and unicorns to every book review and never have to have a conscience about the poor author who will have to fend off an attack on their ‘baby’. But … Continue reading

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Limerance by Charlotte McConaghy

There are so many YA dystopian clones out there that it really is hard to find a decently told story. With The Cure, I was fascinated by book one, disappointed with book 2, and back in love with book 3. … Continue reading

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Black Magick Volume 1 by Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott

Black Magick is a hard as nails urban fantasy featuring a strong cast of intricately nuanced characters. The story begins strongly and continues to capture interest through all five of the collected issues. Author Rucka wisely holds back info dumps … Continue reading

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Stasis by Kim Fielding

I think perhaps the author did herself a disservice by telling us in the preface the book was written in a month . Because honestly, it very much feels that way. There’s a lot of sloppy worldbuilding, odd emphases, and … Continue reading

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Rebels by Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti

Rebels is an interesting mix of history and fiction; the illustrations are excellent and the storytelling crisp. The perspective is very much the author’s home area in Vermont; the first 6 chapters follow a young man from the area who … Continue reading

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Railhead by Philip Reeve

Railhead is a very well written and intriguing YA themed science fiction tale. Although the appearance and description may seem like steampunk, this is very grounded in a cyberpunkish sci fi setting featuring androids, a sentient cybernet, and interstellar travel. … Continue reading

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Little Butterfly Volume 3 by Hinako Takanaga

Little Butterfly is the third and final volume in the series; as such, it closes the story of our two protagonists with a neat bow on top. As with the two previous volumes, this is a light and fluffy story … Continue reading

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