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June 2015
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reviewed: Leviathan Wakes
Space Opera as a genre for a long time had a bad name. It was the "pulp" science fiction, generally considered low quality, ...
Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
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June 2015
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reviewed: Of Noble Family
This book was horrifying, terrifying, horrible, emotional, wonderful, amazing.At twice the length of previous novels in this ...
Of Noble Family - Mary Robinette Kowal
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June 2015
23
reviewed: Valour and Vanity
Once again, Kowal has shifted the type of novel she is writing with the fourth book in her award winning series. If the first...
Valour and Vanity - Mary Robinette Kowal
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June 2015
22
reviewed: Without a Summer
After reading the first novel in Kowal's Glamourist Histories series, I was concerned that the following novels didn't seem t...
Without a Summer - Mary Robinette Kowal
reviewed: Glamour in Glass
Much like the previous book in the series, Glamour in Glass starts slowly in Kowal's charming, Austenesque way, and builds to...
Glamour in Glass  - Mary Robinette Kowal
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June 2015
21
reviewed: Raisins And Almonds
Phryne doing what she does best, seducing young men and solving crimes. As always, Phryne comes across cold and somewhat moc...
Raisins And Almonds  - Stephanie Daniel, Kerry Greenwood
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June 2015
19
reviewed: Shades of Milk and Honey
At first blush it's difficult to know what to make of this book, Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal. The tagl...
Shades of Milk and Honey  - Mary Robinette Kowal
reviewed: Mockingjay
Surprisingly, and disappointingly, I did not enjoy this final book in the Hunger games series anywhere near as much as the fi...
Mockingjay  - Suzanne  Collins
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June 2015
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reviewed: Catching Fire
Much of what I said about the previous book can be read as applying to this second title in the trilogy as well. The story is...
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins
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June 2015
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reviewed: The Hunger Games
There is a lot to dislike about this ridiculously popular book. The main character, the rather awkward romance triangle, the...
The Hunger Games  - Suzanne  Collins
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June 2015
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reviewed: Urn Burial
A wholly enjoyable murder mystery, written as a deliberate pastiche in the classic "golden age" style, whilst simulataneously...
Urn Burial - Kerry Greenwood, Stephanie Daniel
reviewed: A Poisonous Plot: The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
I have a lot of books on my to-read list so it is rare that I am "waiting" for a book to come out. However, I find myself gr...
A Poisonous Plot: The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew - Susanna Gregory
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June 2015
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reviewed: Apothecary Rose: The First Owen Archer Mystery
Though I first encountered historical mysteries through the tv show based on Ellis Peters' Cadfael, and have since come to qu...
Apothecary Rose: The First Owen Archer Mystery - Candace Robb
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June 2015
03
reviewed: Story Engineering
This book hovers on the brink between 4 and 5 stars for me. In the end, it gets five, if only because it contained so much us...
Story Engineering - Larry Brooks
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