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Book Review: A Merchant in Oria by David Wiley

Title: A Merchant in Oria Author: David Wiley Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult Amazon rating: 5 stars Firion is a young merchant descended from generations of merchants. His first big break comes along when he sets out to trade with the wealthy Dwarven kingdom of Oria. He has

Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

Title: Redshirts Author: John Scalzi Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.9 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned

Book Review: Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin

Title: Blade of the Destroyer Author: Andy Peloquin Genre: Dark Fantasy Amazon rating: 4.5 The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: Ruthless, Unrelenting, Immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within

Book Review: Urban Mythology by Eric Keizer

Title: Urban Mythology Author: Eric Keizer Genre: Poetry Amazon rating: n/a Eric Keizer, in his first poetry chapbook, Urban Mythologies, documents the places in, and the people of, Chicago who have made lasting impressions on his life. He celebrates the commonalities all Chicagoans share, while tying the Classics

Book Review: The Tramp by Sarah Wathen

Title: The Tramp Author: Sarah Wathen Genre: Mystery, YA Amazon rating: 4.8 stars At first glance, Candy was a pretty little seven-year-old girl like any other in Shirley County. She was prone to singing and dancing and splashing in the rain, in her yellow polka dot bikini and

Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Calamity Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Superheroes Amazon rating: 4.6 stars When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his

Book Review: The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd

Title: The Lady Astronomer Author: Katy O’Dowd Genre: Steampunk Amazon rating: 4.0 stars Lucretia’s quiet life as an astronomer and hat-maker is quickly turned on its head by her brother. He is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Unfortunately for

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian Amazon rating: 4.4 stars If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet

Book Review: Hot & Heavy by Sandra Hill

Title: Hot & Heavy Author: Sandra Hill Genre: Romance Amazon rating: 4.3 stars Madrene Olgadottir, an 11th-century granddaughter of a once-powerful Norseman, finds herself transported to the 21st century in Hill’s playful follow-up to Wet & Wild. Lt. Ian MacLean and his team of navy SEALs are hot

Book Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Title: I Am Princess X Author: Cherie Priest Genre: Mystery, YA Amazon rating: 4.4 stars Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains

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