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Review: Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon

Mar­que and Reprisal by Eliz­a­beth Moon My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars Anoth­er decent, though not amaz­ing, book from Moon. I messed up in not doing my review as soon as I fin­ished, because I moved straight on to vol­ume three in the series, Engag­ing the Ene­my. Obvi­ous­ly, the series did get more engag­ing […]

Review: Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon

Trad­ing in Dan­ger by Eliz­a­beth Moon My rat­ing: 3 of 5 stars I want­ed to like Vatta’s War as much as I did The Ser­ra­no Lega­cy, but this one near­ly lost me at some points. Maybe it’s intend­ed for a young adult audi­ence? Con­sid­er­ing the age of the main char­ac­ter, that may be the […]

Review: The Peter Grant/Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch

Lies Sleep­ing by Ben Aaronovitch My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars I just fin­ished Lies Sleep­ing after read­ing the entire series straight through, so this review is about the series as much as about the ulti­mate entry in it.Wow! I’ve been immersed in the mar­velous world Aaronovitch cre­at­ed for us, and it’s a […]

Review: The Serrano Legacy Series by Elizabeth Moon

Against the Odds by Eliz­a­beth Moon­My rat­ing: 5 of 5 star­sI just fin­ished read­ing the entire Ser­ra­no Lega­cy series by Eliz­a­beth Moon, and I’m expe­ri­enc­ing fic­tion let­down syn­drome. You know, when you’ve been total­ly engaged in a mar­velous world that’s so believ­able, and then sud­den­ly, it’s over! It’s hard to come back to this […]

Review: Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

Ser­pen­tine by Lau­rell K. Hamil­ton My rat­ing: 3 of 5 stars

I’m hav­ing a lit­tle trou­ble fig­ur­ing out a rat­ing for this, the 26th (!) book in the Ani­ta Blake series.

On the plus side, the book kept me engaged to the point of being a dis­trac­tion when I need­ed to do oth­er things. […]

Review: Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

Lost Con­nec­tions: Uncov­er­ing the Real Caus­es of Depres­sion – and the Unex­pect­ed Solu­tions by Johann Hari

I just fin­ished this book, which I lis­tened to while dri­ving. I find myself wish­ing that I’d read it on my Kin­dle, instead, in order to be able to take some notes. It’s a rich read, full of […]

Review: The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross

The Anni­hi­la­tion Score by Charles Stross

This is the sixth book of the Laun­dry Files, and the first to be nar­rat­ed by Mo instead of her hus­band. The plot keep me thor­ough­ly engaged, and I enjoyed Mo’s voice — it was a nice change. I fin­ished the book utter­ly wrung out, and I think […]

Review: Neogenesis by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Neo­ge­n­e­sis by Sharon Lee My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

First, let it be known that I am an unabashed fan­girl when it comes to Lee and Miller. That much has long been estab­lished. Should they care to pub­lish their gro­cery lists, I would most like­ly pur­chase and read them.

That said, Neo­ge­n­e­sis is an […]

Review: A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne

A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars

This book rep­re­sents a major change from the Iron Druid series, so I worked hard to set aside my expec­ta­tions of Hearne based on lov­ing those. A Plague of Giants is every bit as well-writ­ten as that series, maybe even bet­ter! Still, […]

Book Review: The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

The Gath­er­ing Edge by Sharon Lee My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

A must sat­is­fy­ing entry in the Liaden Uni­verse series, num­ber 20 begins and ends with plen­ty of action. Indeed, the read­er hard­ly has time to take a breath for all the action! The char­ac­ters them­selves must be exhaust­ed — I feel so in […]