Monthly Archives: August 2017

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

I did not go into Nyxia with any expectations. Sure, from the description, I could guess it would go either Ender’s Game or Hunger Games in Space. But Ender’s Game was dense and uncompromising; Hunger Games was a riff on … Continue reading

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Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Prince in Disguise is a fluffy, light, guilty pleasure kind of read. It felt like a watered down John Hughes movie – 16 Candles but with British royalty instead of high school royalty. You won’t believe any of it but … Continue reading

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The Knowing by Sharon Cameron

It took awhile for me to get into the Knowing – I had a hard time figuring out where it fit into the timeline and I felt like I had forgotten some key point in the ending to The Forgetting. … Continue reading

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Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

I couldn’t help feeling that Charles Phoenix’s very personal love of nostalgia definitely comes from having grown up in Southern California, especially the inland areas that saw such a huge growth in the mid century. The area was heavily shaped … Continue reading

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The Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Book of Lies feels very much like a concept that was turned into a story; there are many well-worn tropes, random faery/fae influences, and a story that tends to fall apart if you look too close. However, it is decently … Continue reading

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Taproot by Keezy Young

Taproot is a gentle, inviting, and nicely told urban fantasy of a young man in love with gardening and the ghost in love with him. It draws you in immediately and it is a story you want to follow as … Continue reading

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I Love My Wok by Nicola Graimes

I Love My Wok is a nicely laid out, easy to use cookbook for a wok. The recipes are cleanly presented, there are full size pictures for many of the meals, and a nice introduction with recommendations and tools in … Continue reading

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