Author Spotlight: Dawn Cook

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. A Very Short Biography Dawn was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and although she moved away for a while, she has since moved back to her home state and makes... Continue Reading →


Book Review: I Was a Teenage Weredeer by C.T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus

Summary:  Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Post-Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy, Finishing up LitRPG, More Dresden, and Magic Powers

Well, I made progress, but I didn't finish up all of my reads from last week (this is becoming a reoccurring theme here since summer started...). In part this is because of being able to do less audio-booking while at work, but also summer is just really busy! I'm only about 50 pages into Trail... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals!

It's been a little bit since I've posted a book haul and the past month has been fantastic--the new books just keep coming in! In part this has been because June and July have so many great new releases, and even more are on the way.   Starting from the bottom, we have Starless by... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Judith Merkle Riley

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. Judith Merkle Riley is not known as a fantasy writer, but an author of historical fiction. However, all of her works do include elements of the supernatural/the occult/fantasy, so I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

Everything I've read by Diana Wynne Jones I've loved and I'm making an effort to get through more of her work. House of Many Ways is the third book set in the same universe as Howl's Flying Castle and is loosely considered a sequel but like Castle in the Air features all new characters and... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Weredeer Adventures, Post-Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy, LitRPG, and Austen-esque Fantasy

Last week I only managed to finish two books so the other two are back on my list to finish up this week. I have just a bit more free time this week so I'm hoping to get through, or at least get part way through, all four books on my list this week, but... Continue Reading →

Monthly Wrap Up: June 2018

June was a very busy for me with a lot of social obligations and events, and while I've tried my best to keep up with my reading I did fall behind a bit. Whoops! Still, I managed to get quite a lot of reading in. I've managed to read fifteen books but only seven of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

Summary: Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now. Six years after her perilous exploits... Continue Reading →

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