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The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a post-apocalyptic bildungsroman…with zombies. Mary is teen living in an a village surrounded by the ti...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Handling the Undead
So my Halloween horror reading is going slowly. The Great Email Hacking of 2010 has caused my interactions with internet over the last few weeks to be...more
Oct 11, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Those Who Went Remain There Still
I’ve been waiting quite a while to read Those Who Went Remain There Still which I ordered for the library earlier in 2008. It was on backorder with B&T...more
Apr 24, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
Though its been a little over a year since I read Leviathan I was still pretty excited to get by hands on Scott Westefeld’s Behemoth. Before I even de...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
The Ginger Star (The Book of Skaith, #1)
The Ginger Star is my first exposure to Eric John Stark, Brackett’s hero from Mercury (where he was raised by a primitive race after his parents were...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera, #5)
Full review at my blog!

Princep’s Fury marks the 5th entry into Jim Butcher’s less well known fantasy series The Codex Alera. Fantasy fans who have bee...more
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Feb 27, 2009
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
Despite being the book that kicked off Stephen King’s Dark Tower series I originally read it third, during the long wait between The Waste Lands and W...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
I’ll be honest, I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. 19th century Britich romances are really my thing though I do recall enjoying Northanger Abbey th...more
Apr 13, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Whitefire Crossing (Shattered Sigil, #1)
The Whitefire Crossing, the debut novel of Courtney Schafer, is an exciting adventure fantasy in a unique world. On its surface the plot is a simple o...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
The Black Hand (Barker & Llewelyn, #5)
The Black Hand is what happens when one combines the allure of the 19th century detective with the skill and tendancies honed during the height of the...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
A is for Alien
I’m pretty terrible at reading short fiction. I’ve said that before. It isn’t an easy form to write in and when reading it I always feels the siren ca...more
Jun 09, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Lees Of Laughter's End (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #3)
The Lees of Laughter’s End is the third novella to star the necromantic duo of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, as well as there hapless (and luckless) m...more
Jul 14, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America
Ashes of the Earth by Eliot Pattison is subtitled a Post-Apocalyptic Mystery and it falls squarely into the mystery genre. Pattison previous authored...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Escape from Hell!
Hal Duncan’s Vellum is a challenging and thought provoking piece of fiction that bounces back and forth between familiarity and originality never sett...more
Apr 28, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Suicide Collectors
Full review at my blog!

The Suicide Collectors, David Oppegaard’s debut novel, is set in a near future world decimated by mass suicide via a plague dub...more
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Feb 27, 2009
Genesis is a book that I’d actually prefer to have Mr. I’m-working-on-my-genetics-PhD-and-Don’t-post-anymore Rick read and review as, besides being a...more
Jul 17, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
John Scalzi’s 2005 debut novel Old Man’s War is a book I’ve been putting off reading for some time now. There is no particular reason for this I just...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
A Young Man Without Magic
Believe it or not this is my first experience with veteran fantasy author Lawrence Watt-Evans. While certainly not a bad read by any means it is one r...more
Nov 18, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet, #2)
A Betrayal In Winter is the second book in Daniel Abraham’s Long Price Quartet and is set fifteen years after the events of A Shadow In Summer. A Betr...more
Aug 30, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Spirit Lens (Collegia Magica, #1)
In the Renaissance like kingdom of Sabria failed magician turned librarian and cousin to King Phillipe, Portier de Savin-Duplais is tasked by his roya...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
There have been a number of well-written reviews for The Gathering Storm. So rather then belaboring many of the points covered elsewhere or echoing th...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
The Companions (The Sundering, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #24)
The Companions mark’s the first R. A. Salvatore penned Forgotten Realms novel that I’ve read in quite some time. With the Wizards of the Coast wrappin...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
The Crippled God (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #10)
I remember all those years ago, lurking in the wotmania OF Forums looking for something, anything, to read while I waited anxiously for the next Wheel...more
Apr 04, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven, #1)
James Barclay’s Dawnthief is the first book in the Chronicles of the Raven which, as it turns out, is the first of two trilogies featuring this band o...more
Jul 02, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Backup (The Dresden Files, #10.3)
Full review at my blog!

SPOILER NOTE: If you aren’t up-to-date on Butcher’s Dresden Files (at least up to Death Masks) now would be a could time to sto...more
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Feb 27, 2009
The Dewey Decimal System
When checking out The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larsen over on Amazon I found out it is part of the Akashic Urban Surreal Series. Unfortunately,...more
May 27, 2011
May 06, 2011
Spell Robbers (The Quantum League, #1)
Spell Robbers is a fast paced action novel aimed at kids around 8-12 (or grades 3-7). In the novel the young Ben Warner gets invited to join an after...more
Apr 04, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Diver Richard Jane is off on a job repairing an oil rig when a mysterious cataclysm strikes seemingly reducing the world’s population (or at least Eng...more
Jul 09, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
I first came across L. E. Modesitt Jr. while reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series mainly since both Modesitt and Jordan featured covers by Dar...more
Jun 14, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Adamantine Palace (The Memory of Flames, #1)
Stephen Deas’ debut The Adamantine Palace is a strong debut though not without its problems. The world of The Adamantine Palace is ruled by several Ki...more
Nov 07, 2009
Oct 06, 2009