The story has so much potential, but by the last page, my reaction is to frown at the book and think, “Wait, is that all?”
I won’t claim to be an expert in understanding the mind of a 16-year old girl, but the 16-year old girl in this story really befuddles me.
This one could have easily been a fun read that isn’t as stale as the author’s other books, but it never quite gets there.
That hero, John, is still the blandest thing in this story, and that’s quite the shame.
The real magic show here is how the author can send me into a bored stupor in such a short time.
If you ever wondered what it’d be like if Kate Daniels and Curran the Pig-Wolf are X-Men, here you go. Enjoy.
A social justice warrior and her white knight take part in the steampunk version of Wacky Races. How nice.
Why do I have this feeling that I am in competition with the author for the affections of her hero?
A tabletop game is a tabletop game, and a novel is a novel. Now, I just need someone to tell me what Nightblade wants to be.
Just when the party is heating up, it’s time to say goodbye to the Edge with a book that hits as much as it misses the mark.
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.
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.
Last Fight by Liane Merciel is everything I want a Dragon Age book to be. It gives me life and gets me ready to kick some ass.
Lotus Blooming doesn’t seem that hot today, but at least it has a story to fill the space between the boink scenes. Not much, but it’s there, nonetheless.
Gossamer Wing: amateur romance novel hour. The heroine is not even close to being the capable spy she is said to be, and it’s downhill from there.
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.
Robots, aliens, spacecrafts, and violence in a fantasy setting, ooh. Now, how on earth did this one end up being an obvious extension of the campaign setting splatbook, churned out as part of a marketing plan, instead of a story in its own right?
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!
Verity Price is back and she is up against the biggest threat of all: the dreaded sophomore slump.