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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: Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult; The Twelve by Justin Cronin; and Pirate King by Laurie R. King

Title: Vanishing Acts Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Washington Square Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I was six years old the first time I disappeared. Goodreads blurb: … Continue reading

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Favorite speculative fiction of 2012

Just to clarify, I read these books in 2012, but they were not necessarily published this year. Quotes are from my reviews, which are linked to the titles. 11/22/63 by Stephen King: “This book has everything you could possibly want … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

Title: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend Author: Matthew Dicks Genre: Contemporary fiction, speculative fiction Publisher: Macmillan Audio Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook review copy from Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program Audiobook reader: Matthew Brown Audiobook length: 10 hours … Continue reading

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Book Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Title: Need Author: Carrie Jones Genre: YA fiction, fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: Planes stink because you’re stuck staring out at the sky and that … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Escape by Barbara Delinsky; This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers; and Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

Title: Escape Author: Barbara Delinsky Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Anchor Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Cassandra Campbell Audiobook length: 12 hours and 56 minutes First line: Have you ever woken up … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Title: The Girl Who Chased the Moon Author: Sarah Addison Allen Genre: Contemporary fiction, fantasy Publisher: Bantam Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: It took a moment for Emily to … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Naked Heat by “Richard Castle;” A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray; A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd; and Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Title: Naked Heat Author: “Richard Castle” Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hyperion Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Nikki Heat pondered red lights and why they seemed to last so much longer when … Continue reading

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