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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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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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A Spirited Debut: Jasmine Gower’s Moonshine


Here’s something that you don’t know about me: I’m a little fascinated with the Roaring Twenties. I know that it was a tremendously difficult period for so many people, but something about the flappers, jazz clubs, and speakeasies always catches my fancy. So when I was browsing NetGalley and came across a novel that seemed to be set in a…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: Dawn


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that is voted on by YOU, our readers. We’re still experimenting with the format, so just like last month, this month we’re just doing a review followed by your discussion in the comments! Dawn (1987) Author: Octavia E. Butler Pages: 256…

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Broken AIs and Engineered Angels: A Review of Dust


Dust (2007) Written By: Elizabeth Bear Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 368 (Mass Market Paperback) Series: Jacob’s Ladder Book 1 Publisher: Spectra Why I Chose It: I was intrigued with the melding of angels and religion with space travel and nanotechnology. Also, I’ve never read anything by Elizabeth Bear and I keep meaning to. Premise: On a broken ship orbiting a…

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Better Late Than Never: Reading A Wrinkle in Time in 2018


A Wrinkle in Time (1962) Written by: Madeleine L’Engle Genre: Science Fantasy/Young Adult Pages: 228 (Paperback) Publisher: Macmillan Why I Chose This: I missed out on this classic while growing up, so my 2018 Resolution Project was to read the book before the movie is released in March. Success! The premise: It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her…

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