Tag Archives: adult fantasy

Traitors’ Gate

I’ve talked before about the trouble I’ve had finishing series, especially since I became a librarian and book blogger. There are just so many series to try! This book is the last in the series I was feeling most guilty … Continue reading

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Sparrow Hill Road

Apologies for the quiet, friends – I am just back from a wonderful internet-free vacation. This was not the year where I planned posts ahead to fill my absence – so I’ll just start trying to catch up where I … Continue reading

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The Goblin Emperor

This is the adult fantasy I’ve been hearing the most about this year, and well worth the buzz. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Tor, 2014. Katherine Addison is a pseudonym for Sarah Monette, whose Melusine I read and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Velveteen vs.

My love is always on the look-out for new superhero-themed books to listen to, and this is one that he bought and loved so much that he burned it onto to CD for me to listen to in my car, … Continue reading

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Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl

Oh my goodness! It’s been six months since I’ve reviewed a steampunk novel – it’s time for another one! Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett Tor, 2013. Gideon Smith is a young man addicted to the penny … Continue reading

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Codex Born

Another fall series up-to-date! Codex Born. Magic Ex Libris Book 2. by Jim C. Hines. DAW Books, 2013. This sequel to last year’s Libriomancer continues the story of librarian and libriomancer Isaac Vainio. There’s action, geekery, romance, and deep thoughts … Continue reading

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Touchstone

One of the retired librarians at my library has a similar taste for fantasy, and we often trade book recommendations when she comes in. This one came from her (the recommendation, anyway; the book itself came, as usual, from the … Continue reading

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Spirit Gate

I really enjoyed Kate Elliott’s steampunky fantasy Cold Magic, and thought I’d explore some of her earlier work while waiting for the third book of that series to come out. Spirit Gate. Crossroads Book 1. by Kate Elliott The Crossroads … Continue reading

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Soon I Will Be Invincible

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman Comic geeks, take note! This genuine no-pictures novel puts a fun and realistic spin on the world of superheroes and supervillains. Our antihero is Dr. Invincible, pondering on what separates villains from … Continue reading

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Ri’dance

Because Mr. Froggie Pants asks constantly for “Ri’dance” music, but any Celtic music will do… Their Greatest Hits by the Dubliners The Dubliners (in case you didn’t know) are one of groups that kicked off the revival of Irish and … Continue reading

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