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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: River of Lies by R. M. Greenaway

Book Review: River of Lies by R. M. Greenaway

October 11, 2019 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

River of Lies is the fifth book in the BC Blues crime series by R. M. Greenaway. I received the book for free via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review. Unfortunately, I haven’t read the other four books, which would have provided a lot of much-needed backstory. For all that, I did a pretty good job of figuring things out.

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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: 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: A Convenient Engagement by Kimberly Bell

Book Review: A Convenient Engagement by Kimberly Bell

February 7, 2016 by Maire in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A young lady makes an outrageous deal with a very handsome devil in this sexy debut romance set in Georgian Era London and Scotland. An independent young woman of means, Miss Hannah Howard is as stubborn as she is beautiful. After she moves to London for her first season among the ton, she immediately finds herself in a heated dispute with her neighbor, the ill-mannered Gavan Dalreoch, Earl of Rhone.

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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: Blindsight by Peter Watts

Book Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

September 17, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

It’s been two months since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since – until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who to send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn’t want to meet?

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