Can a book be YA when the hero is 25? She reads like an older teen. Ingrid is a special snowflake, the only female who can feel the magic of earth’s tremors. She isn’t going to storm the castle, um, the academy, to make it a place where women can take part. No, she has … More Breath of Earth by Beth Cato
Egyptian Mummy teams up with Roman Vampire to fight crime. In modern-day Miami. Pardon me while I croggle. OK, I’m back! Nonspoilery tidbits: The worldbuilding in this book is wonderful, a rare treat from a debut novel. Kudos. There’s a good starting scene where Alex (Alejandro) doesn’t tell his back-up that he isn’t afraid of … More Graveyard Shift by Michael F. Haspil
Mom is such a mean old meanie – just because daddy divorced her, she wants to go to back school, get her education, and get a decent job as an accountant. This means Sophie has to stay with Auntie Edna at the boring old ancestral home, where Elderly Grandma wants her to behave like a … More The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Remember Kamet, the ambassador’s slave from a few books ago? Eugenides, King of Atolia & Thief of Eddis sent a solider to steal him. Most of the book is a travel journey, blessed by the god of “how many ways can you … More Good Batch this week
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
Robin Hood is Welsh? Of course, why didn’t anyone point this out before! Rhi Bran i Hod = King Raven the Enchanter. What better way to scare off the pursuit than by pretending to be a giant black bird with raven-feather fletched arrows? He’s not a man, he’s a phantom! Who wants to marry Merian, … More Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead
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!