Genre: Fantasy

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: 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: 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: 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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Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

July 26, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

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