Posts Categorized: 3.5 Stars

Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

The Zero Stone is a magical book for me in some ways. I first ran into The Zero Stone (and Andre Norton) in elementary school. I was a voracious reader even then and apparently, my elementary school had a fabulous catalog. At the time I read The Zero Stone, I… Read more »

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Review: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelly Laurenston

Review: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelly Laurenston

Well, it was bound to happen at some point or the other. We’re three books into this series (Call of Crows) and 4 books into this universe (Hunting Season, The Unleashing, and The Undoing) so a clunker was bound to happen. I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Unyielding. I… Read more »

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Growl Anthology Review: The Alpha’s Woman by A.C. Arthur

Growl Anthology Review: The Alpha’s Woman by A.C. Arthur

Surprisingly, The Alpha’s Woman was my favorite read in the Growl Anthology. I say “surprisingly” because I read this anthology because Eve Langlais (which didn’t quite work out the way I’d hoped). To be honest, I’d planned to chuck the rest of the book back to the library as a… Read more »

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Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

I found A Nameless Witch to be…cute. I liked the MC and I enjoyed the story but it did not pull me in or get me emotionally invested. I enjoyed the way the story turned some tropes upside down – especially the “witchly” tropes. The MC is an accursed witch…so… Read more »

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Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

DNF@45% I’m not really into music – by that I mean I am not an audiophile. I enjoy music and I have a large number of musician friends – who introduced me to wonderful music and informed my rather eclectic taste. But I don’t read books about musicians or music…. Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Original Flash Fiction (1/3)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Original Flash Fiction (1/3)

I took a small break from reading Women Destroy Science Fiction – I had to return the library book, lol. And YES. I know I own a personal copy…but there’s nothing quite like using a CD while commuting. Ease of use. This is my first time really reading “Flash Fiction.”… Read more »

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Review: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Review: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Here is where I dole out shade, side-eye, and basic-but-necessary advice for the needy – the logic-deficient who consistently come up short in this new world order of 140-character opinions, Facebook beefs, Instagram groupies, and pop culture idolization, i.e., The waste land, where common sense has tragically become the rarest… Read more »

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Review: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

I really can’t remember what encouraged me to read Dark Currents. I am a fan of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series (at least the first six) but I’ve only tried one other book by Ms Carey and I didn’t enjoy or finish it (The Sundering) even though I found it… Read more »

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Review: Desiring the Forbidden (Desiring the Forbidden #1) by Megan Michaels

Review: Desiring the Forbidden (Desiring the Forbidden #1) by Megan Michaels

Desiring the Forbidden is a fairly sweet age play story. I enjoyed the dynamic between Sunni and Cade and I feel they make a good couple. I really appreciate the fact that Sunni is NOT a brat – I hate brats whether they are bratty subs or bratty Littles –… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Canth is another odd one. Canth is both the title of this story and the name of the MC’s submarine-like vessel. The MC of Canth is chasing her ship. Somehow it started without her but since it is a perpetual motion machine, it never stopped. The majority of the story… Read more »

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