Posts Categorized: Flights of Fantasy

Review: Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

Review: Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

I really enjoyed Behind the Throne but not for (all) my usual reasons. I was a little skeptical in the beginning – Haili IS a runaway princess and that’s trope-y from beginning to end – but this was a runaway hit for me. I like that Haili isn’t a push… Read more »

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Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

I’ve followed Scalzi’s blog for years and I quite like the man. I think this is why I find it ironic that I’ve never read any of his work – until now. In the space of two months my bookclub has read two books by Scalzi…and I’ve enjoyed both. I… Read more »

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Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Welcome to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! This is a week in which I am cleaning up and clearing OUT some of my lingering open reads. I have a LOT of books that I’m “currently reading” right now – some of which have been open for over… Read more »

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Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton

Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton

So, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to those who know me but I’m a huge Andre Norton fan. HUGE. I mainly delve into her Witch World series but I also have/read a good handful of her other works. One of the things I love about Andre Norton… Read more »

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Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

I decided to read All You Need Is Kill after I watched Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise. I really enjoyed Edge of Tomorrow and wanted to see what the source material was like. Well, they changed A LOT. I know they always do but the changes are pretty interesting… Read more »

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Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Wow. I’ve been putting off reading The Martian for over a year now. Why? Because every.single.time I looked at the blurb or started the book, I would be instantly reminded of Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars. Then I’d think, “Hey! It’s Don Cheadle’s part of the story in Mission… Read more »

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Review: The Concrete Jungle (The Laundry Files #1.5) by Charles Stross

Review: The Concrete Jungle (The Laundry Files #1.5) by Charles Stross

Note: The Concrete Jungle is a Hugo Award winning novella included with The Atrocity Archive. I debated with myself as to if I should read this or not. I eventually decided to read The Concrete Jungle and I’m glad I did! I found The Concrete Jungle to be much more… Read more »

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Review: The Atrocity Archives (The Laundry Files #1) by Charles Stross

Review: The Atrocity Archives (The Laundry Files #1) by Charles Stross

  Note: This review is for The Atrocity Archive – the short story included in the book “The Concrete Jungle” will be reviewed separately. How can I describe The Atrocity Archive? What I’ve been telling people thus far is to imagine Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, take away his… Read more »

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Review: The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

Review: The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

This one was pretty adorable. I decided to buy a copy of The Carpet People after completing Dragons at Crumbling Castle and the passing of Sir Pratchett (they happened at roughly the same time). Dragons at Crumbling Castle was simply adorable (recommended for young readers!) and I was very interested… Read more »

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