ARC Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all … Continue reading ARC Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

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Review: The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg My rating: 3 of 5 stars Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity … Continue reading Review: The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Jackaby by William Ritter My rating: 4 of 5 stars Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary … Continue reading Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Readathoning in November

I'm taking it a bit light this November - just two reading challenges. My family is visiting me and there is going to be some traveling involved so I don't think I can commit to any other challenges this month. #NaNoReadMo17 Me and a couple others started this last year on Twitter to celebrate NaNoWriMo … Continue reading Readathoning in November

October 2017 Wrap-Up

Ah, my favorite month has come to an end, and now we look to the end of this year (I don't care much for November and December, tbh). All I can say is that I did not even notice it pass by so fast. But it did, and now I look back on how it … Continue reading October 2017 Wrap-Up

ARC Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

The Empress by S.J. Kincaid My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be … Continue reading ARC Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire My rating: 4 of 5 stars Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, … Continue reading Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams … Continue reading Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young My rating: 4 of 5 stars Stay tonight. Stay forever. When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on … Continue reading Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid My rating: 4 of 5 stars A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for. Nothing else. For Nemesis, that person is Sidonia, heir to the galactic Senate. The two grew up side by … Continue reading Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid