Author Archives : Kendra Merritt

Delivering on a Promise: A Review of Heaven’s Queen


Heaven’s Queen (2014) Written By: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 388 (Trade Paperback) Series: Paradox Book 3 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: I Needed to finish this series. Needed with a capital Need. Premise: From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’s life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two…

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An Honorable Followup: A Review of Honor’s Knight


Honor’s Knight (2014) Written By: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 374 (Trade Paperback) Series: Paradox Book 2 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: It’s the next in the series? My motives are not that complicated. The Premise: Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either. After a mysterious attack left her short several…

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The Descent of Clariel: A Review


Clariel (2014) Written By: Garth Nix Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 419 (Trade Paperback) Series: Old Kingdom (Book 4) Publisher: HaperCollins Why I Chose It: I read Sabriel, the first in the Old Kingdom series, back when I was a teenager, and it quickly became one of my favorites, full of unique magic, truly scary bad guys, and even a…

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Armored Love: A Review of Fortune’s Pawn


Fortune’s Pawn (2013) Written by: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 341 (Kindle) Series: Paradox Book 1 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: A friend recommended this to me, saying if I liked The Vorkosigan Saga, I would like this. And we all know how much I liked The Vorkosigan Saga… The Premise: Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She…

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Old Testament Zombies: A Review of Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows


Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows (2015) Written By: Stant Litore Genre: Alternate History/Historical Fantasy Pages: 137 (Trade Paperback) Series: The Zombie Bible (Book 1) Publisher: Westmarch Publishing Why I Chose It: I like both zombies and Bible stories, and I thought “how could you possibly combine those two?” Naturally I had to read it and find out. Premise:…

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Beauty in the Desert: A Review of Island of Exiles


Island of Exiles (2017) Written by: Erica Cameron Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 400 (Trade Paperback) Series: Book One of The Ryogan Chronicles Publisher: Entangled Teen Why I Chose It: I heard this one described as the kind of young adult fantasy we really need in the market, with things like a strong female protagonist and great magic. Granted it…

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A Trek Through the Bobiverse: A Review of We Are Legion (We Are Bob)


We Are Legion (We Are Bob)  (2016) Written by: Dennis E. Taylor Narrated by: Ray Porter Genre: Science Fiction Length: 9h 31m (Audiobook) Series: Bobiverse Book One Publisher: Audible Studios Why I Chose It: A YouTube channel my husband watches (Corridor Digital) suggested this title. I don’t really watch their content except when Josh has it on nearby, but I perked…

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