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Review: Turning Darkness Into Light by Marie Brennan

Turning Darkness Into Light is the latest novel from Marie Brennan, and it’s set in the world of her other novel, Memoirs of Lady Trent. That being said, you honestly don’t have to have read the other one first in order to understand what is happening. I didn’t and was fine. Though I’m sure I missed out on plenty of references that fans would have loved. Continue reading

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Review: The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde

The Jewel and Her Lapidary is the first novella in a fascinating new series written by Fran Wilde. The series is known as Gemworld, and it lives up to that description – though maybe not in the way you might expect. Continue reading

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Review: The Toll by Cherie Priest

The Toll is a dark new fantasy by Cherie Priest. And it truly is a deliciously dark tale. It blends modern horror with more traditional elements, creating something new and horrifying. Continue reading

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Review: Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre

Heartwood Box is the newest novel by Ann Aguirre, and it is an amazing blend of different genres. It’s young adult, and has romance, supernatural, and science fiction elements as well. It’s a time travel tale, but also a tale of a teenage girl trying to do what is right. And it’s so amazingly dark and brilliant. Continue reading

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Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Silver in the Wood earns the award for the most enchanting novella I’ve read this year. It’s a cross between a love story and a tale of the Green Man. It’s beautiful, unique, and will capture your heart and your attention all in one go. Continue reading

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Review: The Fire Opal Mechanism (Gemworld #2) by Fran Wilde

The Fire Opal Mechanism is the second novel in the Gemworld series. I was a little conflicted about this novella. On the one hand – I desperately wanted to see more of this world. On the other hand, I wasn’t quite over the heartbreak caused by The Jewel and Her Lapidary (a brilliant novella, but one that hit me on an emotional level). Continue reading

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Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Magic for Liars is the latest standalone novel from Sarah Gailey. Honestly, after having finished this novel, I found myself wishing that it wasn’t a standalone novel. But more on that later. Magic for Liars has so much to offer, with a rich blend of ideas and genres. Continue reading

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Review: Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

Alice Payne Arrives is a new take on time. Yes, I know, time travel has been done a million times, and will likely be done a million more times. But that won’t stop me from trying new books and series. In this particular case – I’m glad that I gave it a chance. Continue reading

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Review: Starship Repo by Patrick S. Tomlinson

Starship Repo is the newest novel from the mind of Patrick S. Tomlinson. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier about picking this novel up. I’ve been really craving something like this lately, but I hadn’t been able to put it into words until now. I wanted a space opera with a healthy sense of comedic relief and character building. I got all of that here. Continue reading

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Review: The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran

The Sword and the Dagger is the debut novel by Robert Cochran. The description sounds a bit like the beginning of a joke, a princess, a knight, and an assassin. But in all seriousness, this is a fascinating novel. Continue reading

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