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Don’t Look Back by Amanda Quick

I totally chose this book for the Q author. I’ve read a couple of others by Quick and they tend to be amusing, light stories.

Published: 2002

Genre: historical paranormal romance

Length: 323 pages

Setting: Victorian London Continue reading

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Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

I was looking for an audiobook for Miss Adventure and I to listen to as we travel to gymnastics meets. This had shown up on a list of good books for kids. As a bonus, it’s a Discworld book (#30) so I knew it would be good.

Published: 2004

Genre: fantasy

Length: 390 pages

Setting: the Chalk, part of Discworld with preindustrial technology Continue reading

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I decided to read this book to the kids. I remember enjoying it significantly when it first came out. This is the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.

Published: 1996

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 399 pages

Setting: it felt like England and northern countries, including Svalbard, 1800s, but it wasn’t really Continue reading

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Artemis by Andy Weir

As soon as I found out Andy Weir had a new book out, I requested it from the library. It wasn’t even in the holdings yet, but I wanted to be high on the hold list. Mr. Curiosity and I were all in after loving The Martian.

Published: 2017

Genre: science fiction

Length: 305 pages

Setting: the lunar colony of Artemis, near future Continue reading

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Blood Lines by Tanya Huff

Reading Edge of Eternity for weeks cut into my book review buffer, so I’m back to an old book review today. This is the third book in the Blood series.

Published: 1993

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 268 pages

Setting: Toronto, Ontario, soon after the events of Blood Trail Continue reading

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Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce

This is the second book in the series, following Trickster’s Choice. Miss Curiosity requested it via interlibrary loan, so I had to read it now since it was special order for the library. Pierce had a note at the end of the book commenting on the length of the series. She decided on two long books instead of several shorter books after J. K. Rowling showed that kids are willing to read long books.

Published: 2004

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 444 pages of story, 467 pages total

Setting: Rajmuat, within the Copper Islands, after the events of Trickster’s Choice. Continue reading

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A Fine Balance by Charlotte Ashley

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: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November-December 2016

Genre: fantasy

Setting: the split city of Onsen and Dushiq, in a medieval setting Continue reading

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