Author Spotlight: Melanie Rawn

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 Melanie Rawn was born in 1954. Before getting her start in fiction she worked as a teacher and also an editor. She has a degree in... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

In this final book in her MaddAddam trilogy, Margaret Atwood gives us a look at a post-apocalyptic near-future populated by the remnants of super hippies, scientists, and genetically engineered humans and animals. There are so many interesting things to talk about in MaddAddam, I'm not even sure where to start. Let's jump in. Summary: A... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller re-tells the life of the Greek Goddess Circe, making her into a much more sympathetic character. Summary: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother.... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Dragons Ahoy!

I did a great job finishing up my reading from last week and read a few non-fantasy books over the weekend so I'm not going into the week with much planned reading for once. I'm on vacation for most of the week (starting tomorrow) so not sure how much reading I'll actually get into. We'll... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sorcerous Rivalry

This is a review for the TBRinder project hosted at The Weatherwax Report. This project aims to match up self published and indy authors with reviewers that may be a good audience for their book. If you're a self-published author looking for folks to review your work or if you're a reviewer looking for more... Continue Reading →

Kushiel’s Legacy Read Along at r/Fantasy

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to give a quick head's up about this. For those of you that don't know me well, I've been a member of the r/Fantasy community on reddit for 4 years now. There's a lot of great community driven resources, reading challenges, book clubs and other reading projects over on r/Fantasy. One... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING ME WITH A COPY FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK IN ANY WAY. The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg is the latest story set in the world she created with The Paper Magician.┬áIf you're familiar at all with The Paper Magician... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Finishing up Maddaddam, Visiting with Lady Trent, more Sorcerous Siblings, and Magic Cabals

I'm finishing up two books from last week and then starting some new things. I'm about halfway through Maddaddam on audio and I have to say, I'm loving it even though it's just as--if not more--weird than the first two books in Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy. So. Much. Blue. Dong. Waving all around. A lot.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Space Opera by Catherynne Valente

Disclaimer: I would like the thank Wunderkind PR for providing a copy of Space Opera for review. This did not in any way affect my opinion of the book. I have been really looking forward to reading Space Opera by Catherynne Valente because 'Eurovision in space'. I mean, who wouldn't want to read a book... Continue Reading →

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