Category Archives: ARC

Siege Weapons by Harry F. Rey

This is a very hard one to rate. The writing is solid, the world building and characterization decently done, and it is a quick and easy read. But the book has a very strong dichotomy: it is a moody sci … Continue reading

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Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal

While Twice Dead is not a terrible book, it is burdened by cliche writing and lack of world building. Logic holes and character inconsistencies are rampant while the plot unfolds in a laboriously passive voice. It made for a chore … Continue reading

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Requiem of the Rose King 9 by Aya Kanno

Aya Kanno continues Shakespeare’s version of Richard IIIs life and stays fairly close to that version. In this volume, we have Richard, Duke of Gloucester, still broken over the death of Henry and single-minded in his drive to protect the … Continue reading

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Skyward by Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela

I greatly enjoyed Skyward. It is clear author Henderson had a fun time with the concept and characters and that made for an engaging read. The art is bright, clean, and inspired – matching the story perfectly. Of course, don’t … Continue reading

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Pride by Ibi Zoboi

I have to admit to a lot of ambivalence about this book. On the one hand, Zoboi did an excellent job of bringing Pride and Prejudice to a modern (and American) setting. There were many clever nods to the original … Continue reading

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Last Pick Volume 1 by Jason Walz

Last Pick is an easy-to-follow sci fi story about alien invasion. The plot focuses on twins – one autistic and one who learns to stand up for her unusual brother, and their somewhat dysfunctional relationship. There is a huge cliffhanger … Continue reading

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The Wormwood Saga Volume 2: The Shelter of Hope by Daniel Lieske

With book two, we get a better understanding of the plot of the series though unfortunately it does fall into the typical ‘chosen one questing through strange fantasy world’ that we have seen so often. New cities are introduced and … Continue reading

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