Guest Post by Marian Perera – Strange Bedfellows: When Science Meets Fantasy

Strange Bedfellows: When Science Meets Fantasy Guest post by Marian Perera, author of the Eden series I was browsing articles on Wikipedia one day (that site is almost as bad as TV Tropes for me) and I came across a picture of brain coral. “What would happen if that acted like a real brain?” IRead more

“Blades of the Old Empire” by Anna Kashina

An ancient order of evil magicians called the Kaddim have risen from the ashes and threaten King Evan’s lands.  Only two people appear to be immune to their power:  Prince Kythar, and his bodyguard Kara.  Prince Kythar isn’t supposed to exist, because it’s forbidden for royals to have magical talent.  He should have been killedRead more

Once Upon a Time VIII

It’s that time of year again.  Winter is over (unless we get another snowstorm on Tuesday, but I’m in denial), the allergies are starting to kick in, and pretty soon the cherry blossoms will be in bloom.  Each year to welcome the spring, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the Once Upon a Time Challenge.Read more

“Stolen Songbird” by Danielle L. Jensen

And now, for the book that everyone’s been talking about… Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. I swear that all the book bloggers got sick at the end of February and read the exact same book at the exact same time.  That’s what it felt like on Twitter, anyway, as everyone was struggling to feelRead more

“The Broken Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms is the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  Set ten years after the events of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the book tells the story of a blind woman named Oree Shoth who makes a living selling trinkets beneath the World Tree in the center of the capital city, Shadow.  Oree mayRead more

“Dreamwalker” by C. S. Friedman

I was so blown away by C.S. Friedman’s Magister Trilogy that when I heard she was trying her hand at a young adult series, I couldn’t help but get excited.  I love her writing so much, and I like the way that she considers the realistic consequences of her characters’ actions. Dreamwalker is the storyRead more

The Republic of Thieves Readalong, Part I

Today is week one of the Republic of Thieves readalong, hosted by Andrea at Little Red Reviewer.  This week’s questions were written by S Voss over at Dab of Darkness. This weeks’ questions cover up to but not including chapter 3. 1) We get to reminisce with several old friends in this section – Carlo,Read more

“Choose Your Weapon” by Sarah Rodriguez Pratt

I’ve been following Sarah Rodriguez Pratt’s blog, That’s a Girl’s Car, for a long time now, and when she contacted me about reviewing her book, I was thrilled to accept. Choose Your Weapon, the first book in the Helen of Hollingsworth Trilogy, is the story of a dragon-slaying high school girl trying to find herRead more

“The Armies of Heaven” by Jane Kindred

Book three of Jane Kindred’s House of Arkhangel’sk trilogy has finally been released. Yippee!  I’ve been a huge fan of this series ever since reading the first book, and was thrilled when the publisher asked me if I’d like an advanced copy of this one.  I was also delighted to have had the opportunity toRead more