Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

Poison – Bridget Zinn

Kyra is a potions master who also has a bit of a witch’s Seer abilities.  She has mastered the art of potions or poisons and can be a deadly assassin.  Earlier in her youth, she became best friends with the … Continue reading

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Ghoulish Song – William Alexander

This second book in the Goblin Secrets series takes place during the same time frame as Goblin Secrets, but focuses on a character that has just a few lines in the first book.  After Kaile gives the goblin acting troupe … Continue reading

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The Murmurings – Carly Anne West

A psychiatrist in a mental institution may not be a very good guy.  Sophie’s older sister was found dead after escaping from the mental institution where she was being treated for hearing voices or murmurings.  She was found in a rather … Continue reading

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Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond – John Joseph Adams and Doublas Cohen (editors)

Oh boy, this was fun!  What a delightful collection of tales from the Oz I remember, from an Oz that might have been, and from a completely impossible Oz.  Fifteen of today’s best fantasy authors contributed to this anthology, providing all … Continue reading

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Fever: A Novel – Mary Beth Keane

Her grandmother taught her how to make griddle cakes and brown bread, to make salmon with butter and cream, to tuck turnips and potatoes around the meat.  And it was her grandmother who bought her a one way trip to … Continue reading

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The Mapmaker’s War: A Legend – Ronlyn Domingue

Aoife was a wild child.  At least that’s what the nursemaid said.  Her mother tried to tame her, make her into a child of her image.  Her father loved her just as she was. He was the King’s most trusted … Continue reading

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