Category Archives: AU

Changeling by Molly Harper

When it comes to the popularity of Harry Potter, it’s easy to understand that there will always be fans looking for something similar. But the popularity of the series did not come from the outline of the story; rather, Harry … Continue reading

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Ooku 14 by Fumi Yoshinaga

This continues to be one of the best manga out there in terms of nuance, writing, artwork, and subject. For those who haven’t picked this up, the manga is an alternate history of Japan in which the rulers were women … Continue reading

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The Heartreader’s Secret by Kate McIntyre

Honestly, I absolutely adore this series and this latest installment in the 4 book series will top my best reads of 2018 list. The characters are complex, the world building subtle yet distinct, and we even have a mystery to … Continue reading

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Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner

This should probably be classified horror rather than science fiction since the author seems to take great pleasure and with particular emphasis on setting up or visiting people being brutalized or dying messily. Torture-porn enthusiasts will find nirvana here but … Continue reading

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The Queen Of All Crows by Rod Duncan

Some authors really find a groove in their series where each new book is more enjoyable than the last. But Rod Duncan has done even better with The Queen Of All Crows: he’s taken the Gas Lit Empire series into … Continue reading

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Ooku The Inner Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga

There is a good reason this is an Eisner nominated manga – it truly is brilliant. Taking Japanese history as a foundation and using one small but key change (a killer plague that targets males), she has created a lush … Continue reading

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Rough Riders Volume 2 by Glass, Marts, Olliffe

I am greatly enjoying the Rough Riders series. Volume 1 gave us quite a quirky assemblage of characters and characterizations combined with a fun fantastical steampunk universe. The historical facts are there but reinterpreted in an intriguing way. As well, … Continue reading

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