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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Elfquest The Final Quest Volume 1 by Wendy, Richard Pini

Like so many fans, I was along for the ride from the beginning: back in the 1980s haunting my local comic shop every 3 months, hoping the newest issue was coming out. And then the Starblaze/Donner editions came out in … Continue reading

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Outriders by Jay Posey

What we have with Outriders is one very well written spy novel that happens to be set in the future. And although there are the typical sci if accouterments (reanimation, space stations, flying automated cars), this really is much more … Continue reading

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