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Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: New Books, Reading Challenges Update, Books I’ve Read

Bookshelf Roundup is a feature I do every two weeks where I talk about the new books I’ve added to my library or received for review, what I plan to read soon, and what I’ve finished reading in the last fortnight. Sometimes I throw in progress reports like reading challenge updates. Received for Review It’s been […]

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Book Review: The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 2 of Memoir by Lady TrentPublisher: Tor (March 4, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars As someone who loves the natural sciences and is fascinated with the study of animal behavior, I remember being thrilled to discover the […]

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2014: Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written By Women

*Our Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written by Women 2016 Edition! *Our Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written by Women 2015 Edition! Inspired by this twitter conversation, we’ve decided to put together a “Top Most Anticipated Books Written by Women” list. Needless to say, there are a TON of books by […]

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Book Review: Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin

Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Ascendant Kingdoms Publisher: Orbit Date of Publication: January 8, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars – “An epic fantasy with good old fashioned down-to-earth elements which felt comfortable and familiar, but it also holds many surprises that […]

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Worlds Without End Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

A few months into the year, I discovered Worlds Without End, a site dedicated to critically acclaimed books of genre fiction. The site is a great source of literature, flaunting the motto “We don’t want you to ever have to read a bad book again,” and featuring a booktrackr that identifies where your reads fit […]

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Book Review: Heartwood by Freya Robertson

Heartwood by Freya Robertson Genre: Epic Fantasy Series: Elemental Wars #1 Publisher: Angry Robots Publication Date: October 2013 Author Info: www.freyarobertson.com Wendy’s Rating: 3.5 stars: The world of Anguis is a beautiful one, and I love the way the religion is bound into it and the characters so deeply and how Robertson explores that. Peace between […]

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Book Review: Heartwood by Freya Robertson

Heartwood by Freya Robertson Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Elemental Wars Publisher: Angry Robot Date of Publication: October 29, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars – “An ambitious novel that takes some time to build up, yet ultimately an impressive feat of storytelling featuring rich world-building and a […]

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Book Review: Copperhead by Tina Connolly

Copperhead byTina Connolly Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 2 of Ironskin Publisher: Tor Date of Publication: October 15, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars – “The story and world were both interesting, but I loved the characters most of all in this book about using one’s wits and power to […]

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Book Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie Genre: Science Fiction Series: Book 1 Publisher: Orbit Date of Publication: October 1, 2013 Author Information: Website | Twitter There are so many things I want to say about this debut novel by Ann Leckie, but first I just have to express my awe and admiration for some of the […]

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Book Review: Elfland by Freda Warrington

Elfland by Freda Warrington Genre: Fantasy, romance Series: Aetherial Tales #1 Publisher: Tor Author Info: www.fredawarrington.com It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover when the cover is as beautiful as this. Especially when, as you read along, you discover that the imagery isn’t just there merely for aesthetic value, but actually does reflect […]

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