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 »
I don’t normally get to the brand new Fantasy books when they are initially released…but I was reading Scalzi’s Whatever blog and his “The Big Idea” post recently was Elizabeth Bear discussing her brand new release Karen Memory. First, let’s discuss the fact that I am a cover whore. And… Read more »
The Voyage of the Minotaur by Wesley Allison is the steampunk version of Imperial colonization with a little murder mystery thrown in for spice. The Dechantagne siblings – Iolanthe, Terrance, and Augie – are nobles who live in Mallontah (a country similar to colonial England). They – Iolanthe – have… Read more »
This is a hard book to review. It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I’m thinking that it is closer to the original than the Disney version.