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Fun and Fraught: A Review of Bone Music


Bone Music (2018) Written by: Christopher Rice Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 455 (Kindle) Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Why I Chose It: Bone Music was part of the Kindle First Read selection for February, and it looked interesting. I’d read The Snow Garden way back in 2002, out of rampant curiosity — Anne Rice’s son also a writer? I found that…

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Final Girls: From Victims to Fighters


In honor of February being Women in Horror Month, I thought it would be fitting for me to highlight some of my favorite “final girls.” What’s a final girl? Glad you asked. First coined by author Carol J. Clover in her book Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, the “final girl” is a trope found…

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Brenda Drake: Assassin of Truths (Excerpt)


Happy Monday to all! We’re doing something a little different this afternoon. I’m sure you’re used to the My Favorite Things column we publish every Monday morning, but we got to thinking: why not invite authors to share excerpts from their latest releases? We reached out to Entangled Teen, and they were  more than happy to hook us up with…

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My Favorite Things with Tez Miller


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week we sit down with book blogger and occasional Speculative Chic contributor Tez Miller. Tez…

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Blood and Awesome: A Review of Nevernight


Nevernight (2016) Written By: Jay Kristoff Genre: Fantasy Pages: 448 pages (Hardcover) Series: The Nevernight Chronicle (Book 1) Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Why I Chose It: The cover mostly. I’m a sucker for good covers with stark contrasts. And wings. I really like wings. Premise: In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school…

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