Category Archives: read in 2014

Review: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant 05)

Synopsis: Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be … Continue reading

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A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies 02) by KJ Charles

Synopsis: Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. True, Stephen’s job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician’s disappearing act bothers Crane more than it should. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit … Continue reading

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Nothing Special by Jay Northcote

Synopsis: Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Synopsis: This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world – and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not … Continue reading

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Synopsis: Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s “saying” the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. … Continue reading

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3 in 1: The Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum

This was originally posted on Love in the Margins. I was swayed to give this fantasy trilogy a try when I learned that one of the books would have a trans woman pov character. The numerous characters of colour, including … Continue reading

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Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

Synopsis: Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and … Continue reading

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Brianna’s Bewitching (Witches and Warlocks of Los Angeles) by Selene Grace Silver

Rameau’s note: We received review copies of Brianna’s Bewitching and The Binding of Adara from the author. I chose the novella because I like novellas. Synopsis: The Witches and Warlocks of Los Angeles series is a blend of paranormal and contemporary … Continue reading

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A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes 01) by Arthur Conan Doyle

Synopsis: Arriving in the wilderness of London and in need of lodgings, Dr John Watson finds himself living at 221 Baker Street with one Sherlock Holmes. When a corpse is discovered in a derelict house Watson, fascinated by his brilliant, … Continue reading

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Hellfire (Theirs Not To Reason Why 03) by Jean Johnson

Synopsis: Her story began in the national bestsellers A Soldier’s Duty and An Officer’s Duty. Now Ia is captain and commander at the helm of Hellfire, where she is finally free to chart the course for the fulfillment of her … Continue reading

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