Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Outlaw and The Upstart King by Rod Duncan

Once again, Rod Duncan proves he is one of the best contemporary sci fi/urban fantasy authors out there with a follow up just as good yet distinctly different than his previous book. Rather than regurgitating the same tale of action … Continue reading

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Dragon Age Library Edition 2

Despite a middle rating of 3 stars, I did enjoy this Dragon Age Library Edition 2. It features two related stories: Knight Errant and Mage Killer, both of which have been printed separately. This library edition adds commentary by the … Continue reading

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Imbalance Part 1

Set not long after the original animation, this series now explores how the world came to be industrialized as seen in the Korra arc. With industrialization comes tensions, many of which mirroring the Luddite rebellions in English during the middle … Continue reading

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Space Cat and the Kittens by Ruthven Todd

While this is definitely a wonderful series all around, this last book is undoubtedly the weakest; it lacks the imagination and the spark of the previous three. The ending is abrupt and a focus on the kittens being stupid and … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland By Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

The Promised Neverland is a bit of a different animal than most fantasy/sci fi Shounen manga: instead of endless powerups or random events, the story is about slowly but surely uncovering the truth about the world from which the kids … Continue reading

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The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

Before reading the book, I had to wonder if there would be many low reviews due to it not following the ‘Disney’ version of love and happiness. But after reading several, I saw that many reviewers came to a lot … Continue reading

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Wild LA

I read hundreds of books every year and few have impressed as much as Wild LA. Beautifully presented, informative, friendly, interesting, and never talking down to the audience. The authors have done stellar work in all aspects of this nature … Continue reading

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