“Deathless” by Catherynne M. Valente

In a city by the sea which was once called St. Petersburg, then Petrograd, then Leningrad, then, much later, St. Petersburg again, there stood a long, thin house on a long, thin street.  By a long, thin window, a child in a pale blue dress and pale green slippers waited for a bird to marryRead more

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi

“Old Man’s War” is a science fiction novel by John Scalzi, an author who happens to be internet-famous for taping bacon to his cat.  My boyfriend read “Old Man’s War” first and couldn’t put it down, and since we have similar taste in books, I decided to give it a go.  I’m so very gladRead more

“Mistborn: The Final Empire” by Brandon Sanderson

And now for the long-anticipated spoiler-free review! Over the past month I’ve been participating in a readalong of “Mistborn:  The Final Empire,” the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy.  For anyone who’s interested, we’re doing a groupread of the second book in the trilogy starting sometime in late May/early June.  I can’t wait toRead more

“Warlord” by Elizabeth Vaughan

A few days ago, I was pretty stressed out and got myself hooked on an escapist fantasy romance trilogy called The Chronicles of the Warlands by Elizabeth Vaughan.  The first book, Warprize, told the story of a princess named Xylara who became the Warprize of a barbarian warlord named Keir.  In the second book, Warsworn,Read more

“Warsworn” by Elizabeth Vaughan

This week I’ve been in the mood to read something mindlessly entertaining.  After finishing “Warprize” by Elizabeth Vaughan, I decided to pick up the sequel. The story begins as our scantily clad heroine, Xylara, feels a bit homesick, despite being hopelessly head-over-heels in love with her Warlord.  In order to be officially confirmed as his Warprize,Read more