“The Republic of Thieves” by Scott Lynch

The Republic of Thieves is the third book in Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series.  I discovered the series through a series of readalongs hosted by The Little Red Reviewer, and had been anxiously waiting for the next installment. This post will contain some minor spoilers from the first two books.  If you are new toRead more

“A Conspiracy of Alchemists” by Liesel Schwarz

Good evening everyone!  Today is my stop on the TLC Book Tour of Liesel Schwarz’s debut novel, “A Conspiracy of Alchemists,” which is the first book in the Chronicles of Light and Shadow series. “A Conspiracy of Alchemists” is a steampunk paranormal adventure.  Our protagonist, a young pilot named Elle, agrees to deliver a ratherRead more

“Killashandra” by Anne McCaffrey

This is the first book that I read on my new Kindle!  I was going to wait until January to read this one so that I could count it for some of the upcoming Reading Challenges, but I couldn’t resist.  I’ve done absolutely nothing today because I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.Read more

“Queen of Camelot” by Nancy McKenzie

  I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for Arthurian novels.  Nancy McKenzie’s “Queen of Camelot” was interesting, largely because it doesn’t portray Guinevere as a bitch, but rather more of a victim of circumstance.  At the same time, she is a rather strong character. McKenzie handled the whole Lancelot love triangle as GuinevereRead more

“Crystal Singer” by Anne McCaffrey

  Ah, yes… 1980s sci-fi.  I had heard good things about McCaffrey, although she’s mostly famous for her dragon books.  I was not disappointed in “Crystal Singer.” The protagonist, Killashandra Ree, reminds me a bit of Rachel from Glee.  She’s very ambitious and driven, and it took me half the book to figure out thatRead more

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

  “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is one of my favorite books of all time.  The story starts out when a particularly ordinary man named Arthur Dent discovers that his home is about to be demolished to make way for a highway bypass.  Meanwhile, a group of aliens called the Vogons show up toRead more