Category Archives: fantasy

Book Review: Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson

Title: Boys of Blur Author: N.D. Wilson Genre: Middle grade fiction, children’s fantasy Publisher: Random House Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 208 First line: Out in the muck, where a sea … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte

Title: City of Lost Dreams Author: Magnus Flyte Genre: Fantasy, paranormal fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 368 First line: Even the local tourism board had to admit … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Sold by Patricia McCormick; The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Title: Sold Author: Patricia McCormick Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Tantor Audio Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Free download from Sync Audiobook reader: Justine Eyre Audiobook length: 3 hours and 44 minutes First line: One more rainy season … Continue reading

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Favorite speculative fiction of 2013

I read these books in 2013, but they were not necessarily published in 2013. The quotes are from my reviews, which are linked in the titles. City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte: “City of Dark Magic is as bizarre … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman; Light by Michael Grant; and Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

Title: The Ocean at the End of the Lane Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Audio Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Neil Gaiman Audiobook length: 5 hours and 48 … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane; Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright; and City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

Title: Death Cloud Author: Andrew Lane Genre: YA historical mystery Publisher: MacMillan Audio Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Free download from SYNC Audiobook reader: Daniel Weyman Audiobook length: 7 hours and 17 minutes First line: “You there! Come … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Shadow People by James Swain

Title: Shadow People Author: James Swain Genre: Parnormal fiction Publisher: AudioGO Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy through Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program Audiobook reader: Stephen R. Thorne Audiobook length: 10 hours and 55 minutes First line: Something … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Countdown by Deborah Wiles; Icons by Margaret Stohl; and The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Title: Countdown Author: Deborah Wiles Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I am eleven years old, and I am invisible. Goodreads blurb: The … Continue reading

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