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Book Review: Towers Fall by Karina Sumner-Smith

A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Towers Fall by Karina Sumner-Smith Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Series: Book 3 of The Towers Trilogy Publisher: Talos (11/17/15) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Karina Sumner-Smith’s genre defying Towers trilogy […]

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Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: Stacking the Shelves and Recent Reads

Bookshelf Roundup is a feature I do every other weekend similar to Stacking the Shelves where I talk about the new books I’ve added to my library or received for review, as well as what I plan to read soon. I also summarize what I’ve finished reading and/or reviewed since the last update, and sometimes I even […]

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Tough Traveling: Orphans

The Thursday feature “Tough Traveling” is the brainchild of Nathan of Review Barn, who has come up with the excellent idea of making a new list each week based on the most common tropes in fantasy, as seen in (and inspired by) The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynn Jones. Nathan has invited anyone who is […]

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Book Review: Defiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Defiant by Karina Sumner-Smith Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction Series: Book 2 of The Towers Trilogy Publisher: Talos (May 12, 2015) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars This series definitely deserves to be getting […]

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Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: New Arrivals, Backlist, What I’ve Read

Starting things off with a non-bookish announcement, but it’s certainly the most exciting and significant new arrival I’d like to talk about this week: Yes, the biggest news is that we welcomed baby #2 to our family last week. Say hello to Adalyn, my little future girl gamer and bookworm! Needless to say, things have […]

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Guest Post: “Friendships Between Strong Female Characters” by Karina Sumner-Smith

As you may recall, last month for Sci-Fi November I reviewed Radiant, a brilliant and unique speculative fiction novel debut from Karina Sumner-Smith. What also made this book stand out for me was its focus around a remarkable friendship between Xhea and Shai, two young women from very different walks of life. Hence it is with great honor […]

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#RRSciFiMonth: Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

Sci-Fi November is a month-long blog event hosted by Oh The Books and Rinn Reads this year, created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction! From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it is intended to help science fiction lovers share their love and passion for this genre and its many, […]

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Lootz: Mogsy’s Book Haul

Welcome to this biweekly feature where I showcase all the books I bought/won/received for review in the past fortnight. First, the physical pile: Radiant – I’ve heard great things about this book. My thanks to Talos Press/Skyhorse Publishing for sending this one along, I’m reading this now and pretty excited to be able to feature it […]

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