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Book Review: Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Book Review: Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

October 17, 2019 by Maire in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

I like well-written horror and Into the Drowning Deep is a great example. I started this book on Audio, narrated by Christine Lakin, and finished on eBook. The audio performance is great, but I read faster than I can listen. Remember those Disney read-along records from the 70’s? I wish they’d bundle the eBook with […]

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Book Review: The Luminous Dead

Book Review: The Luminous Dead

June 25, 2019 by Maire in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Gyre takes a high-risk spelunking job in hopes of getting off the backwater rock she calls home, ideally to find her mother. Em is a stubborn controller responsible for Gyre’s well-being underground. When Gyre realizes Em is her only support staff, and the job isn’t quite as posted, it’s a no-holds barred adventure.

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Book Review: Silver in the Wood

Book Review: Silver in the Wood

June 22, 2019 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Not A (structured) Review aka: I read a thing. Tobias is a Wild Man of the Wood. Henry Silver is the new lord of the manor. When the two meet, magic happens. I just finished reading this little gem. On my Kobo, at my preferred font size, Silver in the Wood clocked in at a […]

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Review: Racing To You

Review: Racing To You

July 9, 2016 by Maire in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Racing to You is the story of a young bookworm and an ambitious competitive cyclist who meet in France at a stressful point in both their lives. Aurelia is intent on immersing herself in French culture while Terrence is working his way up to the Tour de France. Their worlds almost literally collide when Terrence’s cycling team makes a stop at Aurelia’s favourite cafe.

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Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

April 30, 2016 by Maire in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery, set against the background of Mexico City. Mexico City, 1988: Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said “I love you” with a mixtape. Meche, awkward and fifteen, has two equally unhip friends — Sebastian and Daniela — and a whole lot of vinyl records to keep her company. When she discovers how to cast spells using music, the future looks brighter for the trio.

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Book Review: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Book Review: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

September 21, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it’s all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.

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Book Review: My Real Children by Jo Walton

Book Review: My Real Children by Jo Walton

August 31, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

It’s 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. “Confused today,” read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don’t seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead.

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