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Book Review: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

The Magician King by Lev Grossman Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 2 of The Magicians Publisher: Viking (August 9, 2011) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars Back in my review of The Magicians, I wrote that you could have a miserably unlikeable character for the sake of writing a miserably unlikeable character and that I wouldn’t mind, just […]

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Book Review: Frostborn by Lou Anders

Frostborn by Lou Anders Genre: Fantasy, Young Readers (age 8-12) Series: http://www.thronesandbones.com #1 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers (August 5, 2014) Author Info: http://www.louanders.com  Wendy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars: I am a firm believer in learning something new every day, and this is one of the many places where Frostborn really shines. Karn is a […]

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Book Review: The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of One Dozen Daughters Publisher: Tor (August 5, 2014) Author Information: Mercedes Lackey | James Mallory Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s been a while since I’ve read a satisfying maritime fantasy. “I wish you luck, love, and adventure,” says a character to the […]

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Book Review: Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan

Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 2 of Raven’s Shadow Publisher: Ace (July 1, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars There are a number of sequels coming out this year with big shoes to fill, and not the least of them is Tower Lord which is the follow up to the sensation that […]

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Book Review: Unexpected Stories by Octavia E. Butler

Unexpected Stories by Octavia E. Butler Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Open Road (June 24, 2014) Author Info Wendy’s Rating – 4 of 5 stars “Our worldview is transformed by an imagination that sees no border between thought and what is real.” ~Walter Mosley on Octavia E. Butler American novelist Walter Mosley opens this short story collection […]

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Book Review: World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery Series: Book 3 of The Last Policeman Publisher: Quirk (July 15, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars The Last Policeman series is simply awesome and underrated. And now the trilogy has come to a close. Technically, these books would probably fit more comfortably in the […]

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YA Weekend: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Series: Book 2 of Throne of Glass Publisher: Bloomsbury Children (August 27, 2013) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars Behold, the Young Adult sequel. This is where the real test is for me. First books of a series have the advantage of being new and shiny, […]

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Book Review: The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of The Golden City Publisher: Roc (November 5, 2013 ) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars The Golden City is a book that may take a bit of patience to get into, but it ends up being well worth the time once the story gets […]

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YA Weekend: Earth Star by Janet Edwards

Earth Star by Janet Edwards Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction Series: Book 2 of Earth Girl Publisher: Pyr (April 15, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars  Jarra has carried out a successful rescue mission, saved lives at the risk of losing her own, and received the Earth Star and the highest honor of the Artemis medal. But still our […]

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Book Review: vN by Madeline Ashby

vN by Madeline Ashby Genre: Science Fiction Series: Book 1 of The Machine Dynasty Publisher: Angry Robot (July 31, 2012) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars While reading vN, I was frequently reminded of a mission statement I saw once on Angry Robot’s website – to publish the best in modern adult genre fiction, or in their words, “SF, F and […]

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