New Acquisitons: Holiday Edition

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about books I’ve purchased or received for review.  All descriptions are from Goodreads. Here is a snippet of a post-holiday conversation you would have heard if you were a fly on the wall in my apartment: Mike: So what did you get for Christmas? Me:  I got theRead more

Author Interview with Cassandra Rose Clarke

  Today I am delighted to welcome Cassandra Rose Clarke to my blog for an author interview.  Some of Cassandra’s books include The Mad Scientist’s Daughter and the Assassin’s Curse series.  She is a remarkably talented writer, and if you haven’t read any of her books, you should definitely check them out! You have writtenRead more

“The Witch’s Betrayal” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  The Witch’s Betrayal is a short story set in the same world as Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse duology.  One of the main characters in The Assassin’s Curse is Naji, an assassin who wields powerful blood magic to hunt down his prey.  In the previous books, Clarke mentions that Naji’s face is heavilyRead more

“The Automaton’s Treasure” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  I absolutely adored The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish, so when I saw that Cassandra Rose Clarke had written a couple short stories set in the same world, I couldn’t resist. The Automaton’s Treasure is a glimpse into the backstory of Marjani, one of the minor characters in the series.  Marjani was aRead more

“The Mad Scientist’s Daughter” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  When I requested The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, it was actually by mistake.  I had confused it with a YA novel about Frankenstein’s daughter (proof that the …’s Daughter naming trend has gone too far), and thought I’d read it on a whim.  This turned out to be the best mistake of 2013.  The MadRead more