Mini-Review/Final Thoughts: Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past month or so, I’ve been reading Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey with a group of blog friends. Naamah’s Curse is the second book in the third trilogy of the Kushiel’s Legacy series. In a nutshell–at the end of the last book, Moirin, a Celtic bear-witch, saves the life of Bao, a Chinese martial artist. InRead more

“Rowan’s Ruin” by Mike Carey, Mike Perkins, and Andy Troy

Rowan’s Ruin is a standalone trade paperback graphic novel about a girl named Katie who participates in a house swap, only to find that the house is haunted. But Katie isn’t scared off–instead she goes to the library and tries to figure out the house’s mysteries. As she learns about the house’s history, she hasRead more

“B.E.K.: Black-Eyed Kids Volume 1” by Joe Pruett & Szymon Kudranski

Several years ago, my friend Sam and I were walking around on a crisp winter night. We were in a very rural residential neighborhood. We were approached by a white van filled with pale giggling children with dark eyes. Even the driver looked no older than twelve. They kept asking us where they could findRead more

“The Word for World is Forest” by Ursula K. LeGuin

I’ve seen a lot of interest on Twitter in the past few weeks in Ursula LeGuin’s work. She’s one of my favorite authors for a reason–her science fiction novels provide a lens into our own world, and are deeply thoughtful. They come from an anthropological perspective, rather than straight-up adventure, and every time I readRead more

Mini-Review: Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past couple months, I participated in a little over half of a readalong of Naamah’s Kiss before the world went crazy and I stopped getting anything productive accomplished on my blog. I did finish the book though, and wanted to post a brief review with overall impressions. The basic premise of Naamah’s Kiss is that a druidic nomadRead more

“From Under Mountains” by Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland, & Sloane Leong

From Under Mountains is a fantasy graphic novel starring a teenage princess who chafes against the role assigned to her by her gender. Lady Elena longs for adventure and to know more about the world beyond the palace, but her father Lord Crowe sees her as nothing but a pawn to be married off for politicalRead more