Category: sci-fi/fantasy

Listen Up! #Audibook Review: P..

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. […]

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Posted July 16, 2018 by Nima in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
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, […]

Review + Excerpt: Prisoner of ..

Posted June 6, 2018 by Gikany-Una in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review + Excerpt: Prisoner of the Crown Jeffe Kennedy

Prisoner of the Crown Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: B- What We’re Talking About: Prisoner of the Crown is a spin-off trilogy that will tell the tale of Jenna, the lost Princess of Dasnaria.  Overall, this prologue is gripping but, this is not a fun romantic fantasy novel.  This is a dark […]

Review: Song of Blood & S..

Posted May 23, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Song of Blood & Stone Author: L. Penelope Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: In the days of old, a Lord and Lady arrived from a distant, dying world. Upon their arrival, they used their Earthsong magic to bring life to the withered land. The Lord and Lady and their nine children lived […]

Review: Lake Silence by Anne B..

Posted February 28, 2018 by B. in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Lake Silence Author: Anne Bishop Reviewer: B. Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: As a reader who mostly enjoyed the original five stories of The Others, I was both hopeful and concerned about the direction the author might take as the series continued. Having finished Lake Silence, I still feel somewhat conflicted, even though there […]

Review: Amid the Winter Snow A..

Posted December 27, 2017 by Una in Rating A, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Amid the Winter Snow Anthology

Amid the Winter Snow Anthology Authors: Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Jeffe Kennedy, Elizabeth Hunter Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Amid the Winter Snow is a deliciously enthralling anthology set in fantasy worlds near and far.  I loved all four offerings.  For ease of writing this review, I’ve given my thoughts in the […]

Review: Terminal Alliance by J..

Posted November 30, 2017 by Gikany-Una in Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Terminal Alliance Author: Jim C. Hines Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Terminal Alliance is a new hilariously witty science-fiction novel by Jim C. Hines.  We loved it! Mr. Hines has blended his characteristic humor, world building, and character development in a science fiction world.  The human race is actually endangered.  […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted November 30, 2017 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Terminal Alliance Author:  Jim C. Hines Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse Series #1 Genre: Science Fiction Source: Tantor Audio When a mysterious contagion turns most of the crew of the EMC Ship Pufferfish into feral zombies and kills the […]

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Posted November 16, 2017 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas Author: John Scalzi Narrators: Wil Wheaton Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Standalone Genre: Science Fiction Source: purchased As a fan of the original Star Trek, all spin offs, and the movies, I was giddy with the very concept of Redshirts. Primarily […]