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Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence #1)
I received this ARC from Tor via Goodreads.

I have read many advance release copies of books in recent months. A numbers have been stinkers. I confess,
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Shoggoths in Bloom and other stories
I received this gratis e-ARC through the publisher on NetGalley.

I'm very familiar with Elizabeth Bear's work. I have followed her blog for many years,
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Living in Threes
I supported Judith Tarr's Kickstarter project to fund this book and have looked forward to reading it for months. I can see why this book wasn't marke ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 02, 2012
The Dead of Winter  (Cora Oglesby #1)
I received this free Advanced Release Copy through NetGalley. The book is out November 1st.

The Dead of Winter bears the pitch line, "True Grit meets T
Oct 05, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Geekomancy (Ree Reyes, #1)
If you love all things geek--video game, movie, comic book--if you have brown coat and aren't afraid to use it--if you succeed at a task and hear the ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Among Others
There's been a lot of buzz about this book, which is currently on the Nebula shortlist. That acclaim is deserved.

This is my first book by Walton, and
Mar 12, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
I've heard a lot of good things about this book over the past few years. I had the opportunity to meet John Scalzi at Phoenix Comicon in 2011, and I b ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
God's War (Bel Dame Apocrypha #1)
This book first came to my attention as a Nebula nominee earlier this year and then was recently selected as a book club read. I found God's War to be ...more
Jun 02, 2012
May 31, 2012
The Willows
The Willows is an early example of horror, published in 1907, and cited as a favorite story of H.P. Lovecraft. I don't read much horror, but this was ...more
Oct 02, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
The Octopus: A Story of California
News stories about Occupy Wall Street and the 99% have dominated the headlines for the past year. These same themes also dominate this century-old boo ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
The Last Colony (Old Man's War #3)
This series in incredibly consistent in its depth, tension, and delightful characters. I hesitate to go into detail and spoil the previous books, but ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
I found this a little slow to get going, but soon enough I was hooked. Lynch doesn't hold back anything; it's telling that George R. R. Martin wrote t ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Spindle's End
In this retelling of Sleeping Beauty, McKinley has re-imagined a familiar world and provided her own deft twists. Katriona is but a girl when she is s ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
I must admit, I was a bit melancholy as I read this final book in the main series. I've enjoyed it from the very start and feel like I have matured al ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #2)
I don't read many mystery books, but I am hooked on this series--and have gotten my mom hooked as well. In this second book, 11-year-old Flavia contin ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin's Legacy, #3)
This is book three, but this extension of the Paksenarrion series isn't a trilogy. It leaves off on a mighty big cliffhanger.[return][return]I read th ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Three Books of Known Space
I've been making an effort to read more classic science fiction, so my brother lent this book to me. It includes three books within, though the short ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Thorn and the Blossom
I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.[return][return]The first thing I must discuss about this book is the physical fo ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
A Local Habitation (October Daye #2)
It's been a few months since I read the first book, but I didn't have too much trouble remembering who was who and the basics of the world. That said, ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
In this very straightforward and easy to read memoir, Daniel Tammet describes how his mind works with synesthesia, his struggles during childhood, and ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Fat Girl in a Strange Land
Despite enjoying Crossed Genres's past anthologies and having some of my own stories in their magazine, I admit that I had reservations about this ant ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Subversion: Science Fiction & Fantasy Tales of Challenging the Norm
I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. Also to note: my work has appeared in past issues of Crossed Genres Magazine, b ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Tall, Dark and Wolfish (Westfield Wolves, #2)
I received this gratis copy signed by the author last year.

I tend to be rather critical of paranormal romances because they are so predictable. That's
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
I don't usually read thrillers, but something about the concept of Child 44 grabbed me. I was born in 1980. The Soviet Union was the big bad guy. I ha ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Noodles Through Escargots
In my hometown of Hanford, California, a great effort has been made to preserve China Alley. Hanford was a railroad town from the start--named after J ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson
I received a free Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher.

Sailor Twain compiles a serialized webcomic written and illustrated by Mark Sie
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Lightbreaker (Codex of Souls, #1)
It's noteworthy that the spine of this book labels it as fantasy/horror, not just urban fantasy. There's a disturbingly dark mood to the book--all sha ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Raven Calls (Walker Papers, #7)
The Walker Papers Series wasn't just my introduction to the urban fantasy genre, but it remains one of my very favorites. Joanne Walker is realistic, ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
War for the Oaks
This is often credited with being the first urban fantasy book. I've read a lot in that genre (64 books, according to my LibraryThing tags) and have w ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
The Mystery of Grace
That summary has some beautiful writing itself, as there are major things that happen at the start of the book that are delicately phrased there. I am ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
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