Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley 5 star. The princess pricked her finger, and… Not the story you’d expect. Read all her books. ALL OF THEM. Omnitopia: Dawn by Diane Duane 5 star. standalone book. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff 5 star trilogy conclusion The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst 4 star. sequel. … More SFF Good Times
The Lady of Shalott Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Illustrated by Geneviève Côté Amazing pix. Give it to your kid.
Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson 5 star Set just before the war Good for middle grade & YA. Confederates Don’t Wear Couture by Stephanie Kate Strohm 4 star. YA. Confederates lost, but that’s where the money is, so if teens want to save for college, that’s where they sell their wares. Also, fashion, ghosts, … More 2 Very Different Civil War Perspectives
We interrupt your regularly scheduled relationship&wedding angst for… relationship&wedding angst, the Edward & Donna version. So… plot-related angst? Anita shopping for a gown that doesn’t trip her up and, ps, leave her boobs hanging out. Why anyone thought she should try that gown on at all is clearly the ogling pleasure of the reader. While … More Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton
Hate the cover, but the story is pretty good! Reread before “Serpentine”. The 4 Horsepersons of the Monster killing world get together to figure out who is doing the gruesome killings, and if the real goal is to get Anita away from her power-base*. Who’s in charge of the hunt? Edward tried to get a … More Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton
Multi-generational politics last a lot longer when your antagonists range from 400 to 2,000 years old. I didn’t completely follow all the details, just surfed over the top. Fun adventure, that way. New: Jane is putting things together faster, to figure out how to save the day and gain more for herself. Ricky-bo has an … More Cold Reign by Faith Hunter
Last week’s books, no time to review: Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones 5 star. Favorite Author. So sad that Author Failure means no more books. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones 5 star. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones Mythology instead of strait Fantasy. 5 … More So Many Books, So Little Time