Book Reviews

A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
by T. Kingfisher

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is the kind of lightheartedness we all need a little of right now.

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Hell Divers IV: Wolves
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Our heroes take their struggle to survive from the air to the water in the fourth book in the Hell Divers series. With renewed purpose, the crews of the Hive and Deliverance set their sites on the Metal Islands, a place they intend to call home just as soon as they uproot the cannibals that have already claimed it as their own.

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Hell Divers III: Deliverance

Deliverance maintains the fast pace of the previous novels, but the writing, which continues to remain shallow, and the lack of any real character development took this one down a notch compared to the early novels in the series.

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Of Blood and Honey
by Stina Leicht

Of Blood and Honey is perhaps the most literary urban fantasy book I’ve read in recent memory. Don't let the "fey and the fallen" subtitle fool you, either. There's a lot of grit here and characters who may surprise you if you let them.

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Blood Engines
by Tim Pratt

Pratt goes to great length to tell us how much of a bad ass Mason is, yet we never see that reflected in the unfolding story. It's for that reason that I'm reluctant to go ahead with this series.

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds
by Cherie Priest

An enjoyable read that could have used something more to elevate it.

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The Postman
by David Brin

A novel that is good, apocalyptic fun with a hero who just so happens to be a postman.

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Hallowe'en Party
by Agatha Christie

A no-nonsense mystery story that just happens to occur during Halloween. I gave it three rockets because, while it's an entertaining enough book, it could have used a bit of drama to liven it up.

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Cugel's Saga
by Jack Vance

The ongoing adventures of Cugel the Clever continue in the third novel in the Dying Earth series. Will Cugel once more attempt to gain greatness with the least expenditure possible? It wouldn't be called Cugel's Saga if he didn't.