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Review: “A Crown for Cold Silver” by Alex Marshall

A Crown for Cold Silver Alex Marshall ★★★★ Orbit, 2015. “It was all going so nicely, right up until the massacre.” Some books hook you from the first line, and this new grimdark is one. But it took some time … Continue reading

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Review: “The Thorn of Dentonhill” by Marshall Ryan Maresca

The Thorn of Dentonhill Marshall Ryan Maresca ★★★½ DAW, 2015. Marshall Ryan Maresca’s debut novel is a brisk and enjoyable bildungsroman blending fantasy and superheroics that should appeal to YA fans of either genre. Indeed, The Thorn of Dentonhill feels … Continue reading

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Review: Stonehill Downs by Sarah Remy

Stonehill Downs Sarah Remy ★★ Harper Voyager Impulse, 2014. I really wanted to like this book. Sarah Remy’s debut is published as part of Harper Voyager’s new “Impulse” line, a series of e-books and limited run paperbacks from up-and-coming authors. … Continue reading

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Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel ★★★★ Knopf, 2014. How come when mainstream, award-winning novels flirt with sci-fi and fantasy, it seems to involve the apocalypse? Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize with the bleak, cannibal-filled The Road. And now … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians Lev Grossman ★★★★ Penguin, 2009. I hadn’t planned on revisiting this gem so soon, but it was my book club’s selection this month, so what why not? Lev Grossman’s magnificent “Magicians Trilogy” kicks off with this misunderstood masterpiece. … Continue reading

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