Is there life after Kate Daniels? If Fate’s Edge is anything to go by, oh yes, lots of it. Praise Jeebus and all that jazz.
With Siren of Gaul, we’re moving right into old-school Bertrice Small-type historical bodice rippers. Oh joy.
This gorgeously illustrated book is almost as good as a trip to space itself.
Daemons and cholera, Crimean War and evil goddesses – The Devil Lancer sure knows how to hit all the right spots.
A sci-fi and fantasy anthology with a Kickstarter/Indiegogo theme? Surprisingly, it works wonderfully.
Keith Ross organizes another tour to Cthulhu’s playground in Dead But Dreaming 2, and it’s as much a blast as the last time he did this.
Dead but Dreaming is an entertaining anthology – solid stories, without any duds to mar the ultimate Dark Ones experience. Cthulhu would be so proud.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is an entertaining stop-those-serial-killers movie. It won’t blow anyone’s mind or change the world, but it does its job well.
Slave Girl, the start of an erotic series set in a time when Romans and Franks are big boys with bigger swords, does exactly what it set out to do. Nice.
Without any doubt, Small Creatures/Wide Field is the most entertainingly bizarre acid trip of a gamebook that isn’t a gamebook I’ve ever come across.
Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho manages to be funny, touching, and sometimes scary pretty effortlessly. If you must read a Fixi Novo book, read this one.
A socially awkward hunk and a pragmatic heroine stuck in a practical marriage. Cute. Lord Havelock’s List by Annie Burrows is a such an unexpected fun read.
In many ways, the movie version of The Giver is missing the more elegant nuances of the book. It still manages to entertain and touch the heart, though.
Lots of melodramatic passion and intense secrets in The Gentleman Rogue by Margaret McPhee – the right ingredients for a book that is unexpectedly awesome.
No surprise that Of Monsters and Men are from Iceland. Only a band from that weird continent called Europe could come up with something this quirky.
Parents may cringe when Ariana Grande sings about things like “Don’t let these eyes fool ya, I can take it. Hold nothing back – give it to me!” but I’m sure their kids would definitely approve. Bang bang into the room, baby!
Janice Sims is back with another story with sane likable people who fall in love like it’s the most natural thing ever. Even when there are drugs and dead people involved, imagine that. The plot doesn’t compare to the romance, though, which is a bit of a shame.
I have my reservations about the plot (it’s a workplace romance revolving around deception), but the romance is so fun and the love scenes are hot, hot, hot. Let’s put it this way, I don’t know why this book isn’t called When Autumn Comes.
It looks like Seanan McGuire has gotten the mojo back into the InCryptid series, as this one introduces a new cast, a new setting, and some new lore with style and panache. Cobras, gorgons, nerd action heroes, and – of course – guns for everyone!
Suffragettes are tricky character to handle, as conventional romance tropes often make them look like wannabes or fickle flakes who jettison the cause the first moment they get a man to look their way. Here, things are actually pretty good.