Alternate World/Reality/History Category

Waiting on Wednesday 10/07/15

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Mogsy’s Pick: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly: February 2, 2016 (Saga Press) I had to pinch myself, this book sounded too good to be true. Magical realism? Gangs and mobsters? Set […]

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Book Review: Dragon Coast by Greg Van Eekhout

A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Dragon Coast by Greg Van Eekhout Genre: Urban Fantasy Series: Book 3 of Daniel Blackland Publisher: Tor (9/15/15) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s really interesting to me how the Daniel Blackland trilogy has evolved over the […]

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YA Weekend: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk Series: Book 1 of Rebel Mechanics Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 14, 2015) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars “Magic vs. Machines” seems to be a recurring theme […]

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Book Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Series: Book 1 of The Great Library Publisher: NAL (July 7, 2015) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars I spent most of the last week bouncing up and down telling everyone I know about Ink and Bone. In case I haven’t already gotten the chance to […]

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Book Review: The Floating City by Craig Cormick

Genre: Fantasy, Alternate History Series: Book #2 of The Shadow Master Publisher: Angry Robot (July 7, 2015) Author Information: Website Tiara’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars, but with some caveats   Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble Full Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided to me by Angry Robot via Netgalley. I […]

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Book Review: The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick

Book Source: Purchased Genre: Fantasy, Alternate History Series: Book #1 of The Shadow Master Publisher: Angry Robot (June 24, 2014) Author Information: Website Tiara’s Rating: ????? of 5 Stars (I don’t even know, man) Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble Two warring families prepare for war when the brother of one of the powerful households, […]

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Book Review: The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod

A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Her Majesty’s Psychic Service Publisher: Tor (May 19, 2015) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars I have a weakness for gaslight […]

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Waiting on Wednesday 04/15/15

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Mogsy’s Pick: The Geomancer by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith: November 3, 2015 (Pyr) Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith have been busy lately, with their new Crown and Key series coming out soon […]

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Book Review: The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy Series: Book 1 of The Alchemy Wars Publisher: Orbit (March 10, 2015) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars Like many fans of Ian Tregillis, I was first introduced to his work with the Milkweed Triptych, a series about British warlocks versus Nazi super-soldiers in an alternate history of […]

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Backlist Burndown: California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout

As a book blogger, sometimes I get so busy reading review titles and new releases that I end up missing out on a lot previously published books, so one of my goals for this year is to take more time to catch up with the backlist, especially in my personal reading pile. And it seems I’m […]

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