Posts Tagged ‘book review’

I purchased this book when I was in California in February. It was one of those moments of kismet; I spotted it on the shelf, saw the title and laughed out loud. How could I not buy a book with a title like “Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter“? Seriously? I snatched it up faster than you […]

Tuesday evening I finished Ilium, by Dan Simmons. This book has been languishing in one of my piles of “to be read” books for quite some time, but after I finished the Tim Powers, I wanted to transition to something totally different, but equally dense and full of plot and character. Ilium did not disappoint. […]

The Stress of Her Regard earned a place on my “OMFG BEST BOOK EVAR” shelf within the first few chapters. It quickly jumped up among such greats as The Court of the Air (I swear Nikki, I will mail this to you. SOON), and The Lies of Locke Lamora. There’s just so much to it. […]

I’m a history geek, but in my not so humble opinion, the older the better. This is why my background is in ancient history, instead of American history. I’ve joked on more than one occasion that America isn’t old enough to have history. (I do believe Eddie Izzard agrees with me: “I’m from England; that’s […]

I’ll admit I’ve been putting off writing this review since I finished the book last week. We’re talking about Defending Angels here, the second in a new series by Mary Stanton. I read the first one as part of Cannonball the First, I think. Maybe. I don’t know. I read it, anyway, and enjoyed it […]

I ended up skipping the second book in this trilogy. I am not sure why. So I just read the last couple of chapters so I could remind myself of what happened and then moved on to this book. Kushiel’s Mercy starts out with the country of Terre D’Ange in turmoil—Imri and the princess whose […]

I went on a Jacqueline Carey binge right around the time CB version 1.0 ended: I re-read the entire first and most of the second trilogies that she wrote. I think this is somewhere in the vicinity of 2700 pages. Why yes, I am sorta bragging about that. I already reviewed the final book in […]