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Review: “Day 9,” Robert Jeschonek

Pros: Vivid and original Cons: Pointlessly bizarre; plot holes; unlikable characters Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Robert Jeschonek’s Day 9: A Novel is certainly… original. There are two parallel narratives going on. In one, an author named Dunne has teamed

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Review: “Daughter of Nothing,” Eric Kent Edstrom

Pros: Interesting diversion Cons: I don’t feel compelled to read more Rating: 3 out of 5 Eric Kent Edstrom’s Daughter of Nothing (The Scion Chronicles) (Volume 1) investigates an unusual island with an even more unusual group of people living

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Review: “The Privilege of Peace,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Inventive, interesting, and engrossing Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Tanya Huff’s The Privilege of Peace is the third novel in her Peacekeeper trilogy, which follows her Confederation/Valor series about space marine Torin Kerr and her adventures. The

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Review: “Nightflyers and Other Stories,” George R.R. Martin

Pros: Fascinating little nuggets of sci-fi Cons: A seeming plot hole or two; could use more character depth Rating: 4 out of 5 George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers & Other Stories is a collection of a handful of science fiction stories,

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Review: “Spores,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating story of horror-in-the-woods Cons: Ending kind of goes off the rails Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Spores is an entry into the world of horror-in-the-woods, with a heavy dose of possession and alien intent. Marie wants

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Review: “A Peace Divided,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Wonderful character development; gorgeous world; excellent action Cons: A bit slow in one chunk; a lot of characters to keep track of! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Now that my Anatomy I class is over, I can fit a

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Note: more Tanya Huff to come!

I’m still in the middle of my intensive one-month anatomy course, so, no time for anything other than studying (although I did manage to spend a few hours at a food truck festival last weekend!). Definitely no time for reading,

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Review: “An Ancient Peace,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Still the usual amazing world-building and characters Cons: Definitely read the Confederation novels first! Rating: 5 out of 5 In Tanya Huff’s An Ancient Peace, the first book in her Peacekeeper trilogy, she returns to her Confederation world. This

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Review: “Space Carrier Avalon,” Glynn Stewart

Pros: Good space combat scenes Cons: Starts slow Rating: 3 out of 5 Glynn Stewart’s Space Carrier Avalon (Castle Federation) (Volume 1) follows Kyle Roberts, a war hero and pilot who’s been put in charge of the Avalon, a famous

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It feels strange

I’ve been doing book reviews online since 1998, since before blogs and book tours and the like. It feels so strange to not be writing book reviews. Hopefully I’ll find a balance in which I can do a book or

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