5 stars. This big fat book covers 3 years, leading up the American Revolution. Hardly any time travel at all – but several time travelers! And *surprise* some of them are not very nice people. Lots of drama about Loyalist vs Tory, and the oaths which the Highlanders made to King George… should they break … More A Breath of Snow and Ashes & Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
Dragons + jewel heist + art museum = definitely got my attendtion. Didn’t finish book 1 of series, but this one was very good.
Fun story. Gods coming to life is the stuff of comic books, and while this story had no pictures, the descriptions were absolutely wonderful. No Spoiler Story-line: Sam and Dean are 2 brothers who battle the Monster of the Week and win. Nice story technique: Sam’s flashback seems like spacing out and going to a … More Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner
Fair warning: If you snicker at the snark, don’t read this book in public. Worst wedding plan ever: Loki wants his daughter to marry someone. This can’t go well. And apparently, Loki is not even the Worst Dad Ever ™. Wow, nice job, Riordan. I’d like Thor’s hammer to bash some awful family relationships, please. … More The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
If the gods are both Greek & Roman, then their separate halves have to stay separate or they get confused. OK. I like the ‘Greco-Roman gods are cos-playing’ explanation better, but this makes for a better plot. We follow Percy, Leo, and Annabeth as they work their way through various trials, monsters, and tricky clues. … More The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Big sister Verity puts on a red wig and has all the DRAMA. Little sister Anny (Antimony, AKA Timmy, AKA a few other names) has to deal with the mess. And she’s totally not out looking for a hot guy, but if one turns up, she won’t say no. And if another one turns up, … More Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire
I generally don’t like series-long conspiracies where the Hero and the Reader peer into the shadows and remain helpless… the very idea makes me break out in Excessive Capitalization… so I skipped a few book in the series after it switched from Monster of the Week to The Vampires Done It. Now that Kitty is … More Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn