Archives: February2010
  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    Due to illness, I’ve gotten far more reading than reviewing done this weekend. I just finished A Local Habitation, the second book in Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series, which is coming out on March 2. It was a lot of fun, and I did think it was better than the first book (which I also liked). So reviews of that, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin and Sea Dragon Heir by Storm Constantine will be coming up sometime when […]

  • Review of The Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures

    An Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatureswritten by Anita Ganeri and illustrated by David West48pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: N/AGoodreads Rating: 4/5 An Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures is written by Anita Ganeri and illustrated by David West. It’s a rather attractive hardcover book for children ages 9 to 12 that is exactly what is described by the title – a reference to various figures and types of creatures from mythology containing many 3D computer generated graphics. This is […]

  • Bone Crossed Giveaway

    A couple of days ago I got a copy of Bone Crossed, the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, as a late Christmas present. Since I already bought it the day it came out and just read and reviewed it, I’m going to give it away here. (This is the new paperback edition, not the hardcover.) Contest Rules and Information To enter, send an email with the subject line ‘Bone Crossed’ to fantasycafe @ novomancy dot […]

  • The First Chapter of Silver Borne

    Since I just reviewed Bone Crossed, it seems like a good time to post the link to the first chapter of Silver Borne. I saw this the other day thanks to a post on Angieville, which also mentioned this would be Samuel’s book. I don’t normally read chapters online, but I did read this one (partially because I was hoping it would help me decide about my dilemma about whether or not to wait for paperback – no, still undecided). […]

  • Review of Bone Crossed

    Bone Crossedby Patricia Briggs304pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.22/5Goodreads Rating: 4.26/5 Bone Crossed is the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. The first three books in this popular urban fantasy series are Moon Called, Blood Bound and Iron Kissed, respectively. Silver Borne, the fifth book, will be released in hardcover in March 2010. Briggs is also writing a related series featuring different main protagonists called Alpha and Omega, which currently consists of two novels […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    Just finished a rough draft of a review of Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs – getting closer to caught up on reviews all the time. Or maybe it would feel that way if I hadn’t finished The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms over the weekend and read most of Sea Dragon Heir yesterday, but at least it is a lot easier to review books that have been read more recently. (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was excellent – my favorite book I’ve read […]

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