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No Good Deed byKara Connolly 3 star tags: author-female, cover-art-enticing, hero-female, hero-rushes-around-planless, historical-fiction, palace-politics, sf-f, test-bechcel-pass, ya   The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (World of Solace) 5 star tags: author-female, big-fat-book, cover-art-enticing, hero-brain-over-brawn, hero-female, middle-grade, mystery, palace-politics, sf-f, shapeshifter, steam-punk, test-bechcel-pass, test-johnson-pass

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

This book got interesting around page 200. Before that, there was witty repartee that wasn’t witty. The aristocrats were all boring. The most interesting character was the cat. There were naval battles fought in 3 dimensions because these sailing ships sailed the air. Lots of world building about living in spires with ‘habbles’ or habitats, … More The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Dead Man’s Hand by J J Adams

A wide mix of stories, both in character and in quality. Picked it up for Seanan McGuire’s story, “Stingers and Strangers,” which was very good. The clockwork men were interesting, the whores were not your usual heart-of-gold or hates-all-men characters, and the cowboys-and-indians were certainly presented in a startling way. The most interesting stories besides … More Dead Man’s Hand by J J Adams