This is the fifteenth book in the Anita Blake series. Regardless of what some of her critics say about her characters never growing and the sex just getting in the way, I have a hard time putting one of her books down.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 422 pages
Setting: a week after the events of Danse Macabre, St. Louis Continue reading
I’ve seen this book in several “best of” lists as a good read aloud or a good book for kids. I decided it would be a good change of pace for our last morning read aloud for the 2016/2017 school year.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 316 pages
Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: July, 2016 in Mothership Zeta: Issue 4
Setting: Darienburg, Connecticut, present day Continue reading
This is the sixth book in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Avalon series that started with The Mists of Avalon. I’ve always enjoyed Bradley’s writing and picked that book up a while ago. Paxson finished up the series when Bradley died. I happened to see this book at the library when it first came out and picked it up, even though I hadn’t read all the intervening books.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 394 pages
Setting: first century Britain Continue reading
When I first got a Kindle, my husband loaded it with a bunch of ebooks published by Baen books, and this was one of them. I needed a random book from my Kindle to read while we were on another bike trip. I picked it solely based on the title.
Genre: military urban fantasy
Length: 336 pages
Setting: a cave in Scandinavia in the 1990s and the Middle East sometime before that Continue reading
This is the second book in the Trials of Apollo series. I didn’t think the first book was quite as good as Riordan’s other series, but I still enjoyed it enough to read this book. It helps when it’s in the house for the kids to read.
Genre: middle grade urban fantasy
Length: 401 pages of text, 414 pages with glossary
Setting: mostly Indianapolis, soon after the events of The Hidden Oracle Continue reading