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Not Your Father’s Comic Book Hero(ine): Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn


Confession time! I adore comic book movies. There’s something about the over-the-top storylines, the super powers, the suspension of belief, and the genuine enthusiasm that (usually) goes into making such projects. I am a novice comic *reader*, however. When I come across a novel that taps into those same elements that are found in the best superhero stories, I’m almost…

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Every Word Chosen: Carol Berg’s Lighthouse Duet


I can’t actually remember which of Carol Berg’s books I read first, but the Lighthouse duet has always been my favorite. It might have been the covers that drew me originally with their evocative colors, or it might have been the name of the series. I come from a family of sailors, and I’ve always liked the idea of lighthouses as…

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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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A Vivid World of Blood and Magic: Labyrinth Lost


Labyrinth Lost (2016) Written by: Zoraida Córdova Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy Pages: 340 pages Series: Brooklyn Brujas, Book 1 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Why I Chose This: I saw this cover while browsing my local bookstore and immediately fell in love. Magic, mayhem, a world of monsters and gods? I was sold straight away. The premise: The only way to get her family…

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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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