Category: sci-fi/fantasy

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dusk’s Revenge by A.W. Exley

Audiobook Review: Dusk’s Revenge Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #3 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Dusk’s Revenge is the third and final story in the Silent Wings trilogy by A.W. Exley. Although a standalone romance, and the author does a good job reminding listeners of the HUGE reveals from […]

Review: The Witchwood Crown by..

Posted May 21, 2019 by Nima in Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

The Witchwood Crown Author: Tad Williams Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Tad Williams is a strong, well-established fantasy author.  In 1988 he published The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn.  He’s the guy George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones, credits with inspiring “…me to write […]

Review: Dancing with the Viper..

Posted April 11, 2019 by Nima in Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
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/fantasy
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..

Posted March 7, 2019 by B. in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
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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Posted March 5, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
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, […]

Review: Season of Sorcery Anth..

Posted January 21, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Review: Season of Sorcery Anthology

Season of Sorcery Anthology Authors: Jennifer Estep, Grace Draven, Amanda Bouchet, Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Winter’s Web: At a local Renaissance Faire, Gin sees danger. Only this time, she isn’t the target. But her fixation with Hugh and the Circle leads her to make mistakes. I like that we […]

Review: The Arrows of the Hear..

Posted January 3, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: The Arrows of the Heart by Jeffe Kennedy

The Arrows of the Heart Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: We return once again to the magical world of the Tala and the surrounding Twelve Kingdoms. The Arrows of the Heart picks up the story of Karyn af Hardie, the Dasnarian ex-wife of Kral who gave up her comfortable […]

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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/fantasy
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/fantasy
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/fantasy
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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Posted September 6, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
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/fantasy
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. […]