How would you like the witch to give you a twin – one who is smarter, better, faster than you? She’s really nice, though: she only wants half of Mirka’s life. Half her meals, half her classes, half her basketball games – how will a nice Orthodox Jewish girl get her life back? And what … More Mirka Met a Meteorite & Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
The hero is dead, long live the hero? Percy Jackson is missing, and Jason has no memory of how he got here. Who are the girlfriend and jokester-buddy who claim they’ve known him for months? Travel by dragon! Also, flame-hero meeting snow-hero = bad news. Very bad. Lots of adventure, solid back-stories on each of … More The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Summer, so busy! No time to write good reviews. 3 SFF and 1 Mystery. The Outskirter’s Secret byRosemary Kirstein (The Steerswoman #2) 5 stars The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2) 4 stars The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron (The Legend of Eli Monpress #3) 4 stars Echoes in … More Lists and Memes: The Sequel collection!
Stayed at my sister for the weekend… So many books on the shelves. And on the couch. And on the floor around the couch. And in a large canvas bag for library trips. The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book ages and ages ago, and was afraid to … More A Classical Weekend
OMG why did I never hear of this book before? The format is the memoir of a 90 year old woman who studied dragons all her life. This way she can write little asides to the audience such as “I was only 19, I didn’t know any better” to cover some really unpleasant imperialist-colonial relations, … More A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
66 pages of non-stop archeologist searching for an artifact & on the run from killers, in the best Indiana Jones style. Only, Owl is a thief, and the killers are the archeology cops. Why are they set on kill instead of capture, like they’ve been since the first theft? Something’s off. Also, swapping the real … More Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
Beauty and the Beast: The Beast needs a Hero & it seems that Beauty’s dad, Best Hunter [tm] turned merchant, is it. Only, not. As a merchant he got old (many hunters don’t) and slow (definitely not a good move for hunters) and had three daughters, the youngest very beautiful. Her two sisters love her … More Hunted by Meagan Spooner