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 →

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 →

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 →

Book Review: Head On by John Scalzi

I'm not a huge science fiction reader--I mostly stick to space opera or planetary romance types of books within the genre--but I found myself reading Lock In by John Scalzi a while back and really enjoying it. So I was genuinely excited when I heard that a follow up novel was coming out this year... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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. So, I finished this about a week and a half ago and I had to sit and percolate on this one before gathering my thoughts to write a proper... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kingshold

Many, many years ago, the revered scribe J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "Not all who wander are lost." Wise he may have been, but he apparently never traveled with me. While our trip north was much less eventful than our trip south, I still had to spend most of Sunday in Bowling Green, KY, coping with a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is the first in his fantasy series The Nevernight Chronicle. From Goodreads: In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her... Continue Reading →

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