Category Archives: Adult Fiction

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted By Naomi Novik Del Rey, 2015 What the book’s about:  Agnieszka’s beloved village stands on the edge of the corrupted Wood. Her beloved forest, the clear crisp river, the village itself are all threatened by the evil that lurks … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darcy Swipes Left by Courtney Carbone

Darcy Swipes Left By Courtney Carbone Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016 What the book’s about:  Courtney Carbone’s Darcy Swipes Left takes Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and sets it in a world where everyone (and I mean everyone) has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tarnished Chalice by Susanna Gregory

The Tarnished Chalice By Susanna Gregory Little, Brown Book Group, 2006 What the book’s about: For those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, the Matthew Bartholomew mysteries are set in the mid-1300s in various towns across England and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Prometheus

Pride and Prometheus By John Kessel New York: Saga Press, 2018 What the book’s about:  As even a quick glance at the cover will tell you, John Kessel’s Pride and Prometheus is a blend of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jane … Continue reading

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Review: The Land of Love & Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel is as much about the island of St. Thomas itself as it is about the various generations of the Bradshaw family who inhabit it.   Continue reading

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July’s To-Read Pile

Ah, summer. Time to catch up on some of those books I’ve been neglecting. Here’s are a few of the books in my To-Read Pile. Lucifer: Children & Monsters Author: Mike Carey Art: Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly Publisher: Vertigo, 2002 … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: Great Books by Native Writers

This morning I came across an excellent rant by Debbie Reese (@debreese) bemoaning the fact that Sherman Alexie is the only Native writer anyone has ever heard about, when in fact there are lots of great Native writers out there. Here are a few that I can’t wait to read this summer. Continue reading

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Review: Lady Catherine’s Necklace by Joan Aiken

Lady Catherine’s Necklace By Joan Aiken Thorndike Press, 2000 This variation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, is set a few years after the events of Austen’s original. Lady Catherine and her daughter, Anne, are residing quietly at Rosings Park … Continue reading

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What I learned about writing from reading The White City by Alec Michod

The White City By Alec Michod St. Martin’s Griffin, 2004 I’ll start off by saying that I didn’t actually like this book. I finished it not because I needed to know how it ended, or because I cared about the … Continue reading

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What I learned about writing from reading all 19 Thomas Lynley mysteries in order

Every once in a while, I like to pick an established author who has written a respectable set of books and read their books in the order in which they were written. I first did this back in the mid-aughts … Continue reading

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