Category Archives: Book Reviews

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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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowksi

The Witcher series chronologically begins here with this collection of short stories (all taking place well before the events in the game). Several have European fairy tale foundations (Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin) but retold in this series’ … 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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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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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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Magic: The Gathering Cards: Unofficial Ultimate Collector’s Guide by Ben Bleweiss

I have played M:TG since the beginning, having been introduced to it at our Los Angeles game store (the now defunct South Coast Game Association). It’s been amazing to see the evolution of the game: sets ranging from broken (Legends) … Continue reading

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