Monthly Archives: January 2012

Review: Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations 01, 02) by Michael J. Sullivan

Book info: Form: pdf e-bookGenre: fantasyTarget audience: fantasy fans young and old Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): This book was originally self-published in two parts, entitled The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha.   Royce Melborn, a skilled thief-for-hire, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make … Continue reading

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Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Book info: Form: pdf e-bookGenre paranormal romanceTarget audience: adults  Warning:  It is a part of hugely popular series which I read, despite being repeatedly told not to, completely out of order (it is, I believe, the book number 12). Due … Continue reading

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Of book reviewers and authors

The Disney persona hiding one of my favourite reviewers out there via Wikipedia – yes,  Wendy Darling. Usually it starts like this: a reviewer gets a book. It doesn’t matter whether the publisher has sent it for free or it was … Continue reading

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Review: Half Way to the Grave (Night Huntress 01) by Jeaniene Frost

Book form: pdf format e-book Genre: urban/adult romance/action/suspense/vampire Target audience: adult (explicit sex scenes, dirty language and a lot of innuendo) Synopsis:  Catherine Kathleen Crawfield, by friends and enemies known as Cat, is  a half-vampire half human, probably the only … Continue reading

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Mini Review: Miss Bannerman and the Duke by Fenella J. Miller

This book was provided by the author’s publisher via my lady Blodeuedd’s excellent blog in return for an honest review. I haven’t been compensated for writing the said review in any way and the fact that the book came free of charge … Continue reading

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Mini Review: The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Book info:Form: e-book, pdf formatGenre: Detective story, crime mysteryTarget audience: adults Synopsis: Lauren Stillwell, a homicide detective from New York, is happily married to a handsome finance advisor, Paul. One day she decides to surprise her husband, visiting him at … Continue reading

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How reality is always stranger than fiction…

I have had a very bad week and, as a result, my blogging activity was rather limited. The reality got to me big time, leaving me more depressed, angry and befuddled than usually. I know I also have been acting … Continue reading

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Review: The Isle of Blood (The Monstrumologist #3) by Rick Yancey

Book info: Form: e-book, Kindle formatTarget audience: allegedly YA but I would say adult (more about it in my review)Genre: horror, adventure, psychologicalSynopsis: Pellinore Warthrop is sent from England a very strange object, called a ‘nidus’ or nest. Allegedly it … Continue reading

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Review: The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey (The Monstrumologist #2)

Book info: Form: PDF format, e-book Genre: YA horror Target audience: older YA and adults Synopsis: It is no longer possible to escape men. Farewell to the monsters, farewell to the saints. Farewell to pride. All that is left is … Continue reading

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A mandala of all plots or why everything repeats itself in fiction

Not so long ago some Internet friends discussed a fantasy book on Twitter. They mentioned that other readers have criticized it for being roughly the same as other books of this genre. It made me think of a problem of … Continue reading

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