Category: Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction

Review: Dancing with the Viper..

Posted April 11, 2019 by Nima in Rating A, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Dancing with the Viper by Amy Beatty

Dancing with the Viper Author: Amy Beatty Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Dancing with the Viper took me by surprise.  Honestly, from the ambiguous cover art and title, I was expecting something a little campy like Robyn Peterman’s books.  That was reinforced when the book starts with main character Hanna Bradley taking […]

Review: No Country for Old Gno..

Posted April 10, 2019 by Jen in Rating C, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

No Country for Old Gnomes Author: Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne Reviewer: Jen Rating: C What I’m Talking About: No Country for Old Gnomes is the second tale set in the fantastical kingdom of Pell, a land filled with mythical creatures, silly misfortune, and heroic deeds. This time around, gnomes are under attack by […]

Review: Wild Country by Anne B..

Review: Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Wild Country Author: Anne Bishop Reviewer: B. Rating: B What I’m Talking About: In a welcome, if somewhat startling, jump backwards from the first World of the Others story, Lake Silence, Anne Bishop returns her readers to Bennett, a town “cleansed” of humans by the Elders during the events of Marked in Flesh. Paralleling the timeline of Etched […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Audiobook review: Wild Country Author: Anne Bishop Narrator: Alexandra Harris Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The World of the Others #2; The Others #7 Source: Penguin Random House Audio Wild Country is the second title in The World of the Others spinoff series; however, unlike the first book in series, Wild Country pulls a lot from the original The Others series, […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Day’s Patience by A. W. Exley

Audiobook Review: Day’s Patience Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #2 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Day’s Patience is the fantastic sophomore story in the Silent Wings series. Ms. Exley has created a fascinating world set in historic England, filled with unique and fantastical creatures that live among the humans. […]

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Posted November 8, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Listen Up! #Audibook Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Audiobook review: Phoenix Unbound Author:  Grace Draven Narrator: Katharine McEwan Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fallen Empire #1 Genre: Fantasy, Romance Source: Penguin Random House Audio Phoenix Unbound is the first in Grace Draven’s new Fallen Empire series. While I’d classify the book as fantasy, there is a captivating romantic storyline between the two main characters, Gilene and Azarion. Tossed together […]

Review: No Sleep Till Doomsday..

Posted October 23, 2018 by Nima in Rating B, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: No Sleep Till Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton

No Sleep Till Doomsday Author: Laurence MacNaughton Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: No Sleep Till Doomsday is supposedly the last* in the Dru Jasper trilogy.  The book begins with (finally) a real date between main characters Dru, crystal sorceress, and Greyson, super hot gearhead demonically connected to Hellbringer, one of the Four […]

Review: Kill the Queen by Jenn..

Posted October 9, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

Kill the Queen Author: Jennifer Estep Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Kill the Queen is the first book in Ms. Estep’s new Crown of Shards fantasy series. Having read both Ms. Estep’s Elemental Assassin and Black Blade series, I noticed the writing style felt familiar and similar to both, giving this epic […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Villains Rule by M. K. Gibson

Audiobook review: Villains Rule Author:  M. K. Gibson Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The Shadow Master #1 Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Source: Purchased Villains Rule is an entertaining story which shares the antics of Jackson Blackwell, aka the Shadow Master. An enterprising human, Jackson somehow created his own pocket dimension and makes a lot of money advising villains […]

Review: Kill the Farm Boy by K..

Posted July 25, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne + Delilah S. Dawson

Kill the Farm Boy Authors: Kevin Hearne + Delilah S. Dawson Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Kill the Farm Boy is a fantastical adventure filled with sarcasm, satire, and silliness. The story follows a band of misfits on their adventures to end the machinations of a not-so-nice chamberlain and his pixie accomplice. […]

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Posted July 16, 2018 by Nima in Listen Up!, Rating B, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Last Checkout by Peter Besson

Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: The Last Checkout Author: Peter Besson Narrator: Connor Goff Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Standalone Genre: Science Fiction Audiobook Source: author I’m probably one of the few people who liked the 1998 movie What Dreams May Come. After reading the description of The Last Checkout, it […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dawn’s Promise by A.W. Exley

Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to…   Audiobook Review: Dawn’s Promise Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #1 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Dawn Uxbridge was born with a fragile heart and not expected to make it past her teen years. Now in her twenties, […]