Posts Tagged ‘cannonball read’

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 know I’ve written before about Jacqueline Carey and what it is about her books that I so adore. So I’m going to try to keep the effusive fangirlishness to a bare minimum here, especially since I want you to go read these books instead of turning you off to them. Kushiel’s Avatar is the […]

If you’re at all familiar with the steampunk genre, then you already know how awesome it is. And if you’re not, well, let me attempt to explain it in a few sentences. Take the Victorian era, add in the very beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, and jack everything up a few notches. Steampunk most often […]

Based on my pseudo-review of the previous several books in the Southern Vampire series, you know that I’ve been on a Sookie Stackhouse binge the past few weeks. I’ve really enjoyed these books, and this most recent one was almost equally as enjoyable as the previous entries, though I have a few quibbles with it. […]

I cannot recommend this book enough. Are you breathing? Yes? Then READ THIS BOOK. If the following wee passage doesn’t enlighten you, you’re hopeless: “Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods […]