To Free a Captured Heart by R.L. Naquin

The blurb for this book didn’t quite match the story so some of it confused me at first. But then, if you’d told me this was a book about a djinn and her friends trapped into being guests at a … Continue reading

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

I have enjoyed this series from the start because it sweeps you away into the time of Russia’s transition between old religions and new with all the conflicts and difficulties that involves. Arden brings the chyerti, old peoples, to life … Continue reading

Dragon Airways by Brian Rathbone

I don’t remember when I chose this book originally or why, but I noticed it on my extensive to-be-read list and decided to give Dragon Airways a try. It starts slowly with so many points of view (POV) it’s a … Continue reading

Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick

The year is 1585, Queen Elizabeth I is on the English throne, and the clash between Papists and Protestants is a full-scale war. The religious war forms the background of Forsaking All Other and is an integral part of the … Continue reading

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire does an excellent job of bringing in new elements with each book to keep the InCryptid series fresh while still providing a mix of humor and tense, even terrifying, moments. This is all wrapped up in a clear … Continue reading

The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker, Montana Ranches Christian Romance 2 by Valerie Comer

The story begins with a focus on the two main characters and a promise made between best friends fourteen years earlier. They swear to save each other from growing old alone (with old being defined as thirty) by getting married. … Continue reading

Drawing Thin: A Companion to the Red Dog Conspiracy by Patricia Loofbourrow

I’ve reviewed other books in the Red Dog Conspiracy, but this one ties more closely to the prequels than the actual series in its focus on the commoner, in this case, a policeman. The struggle of those without power or … Continue reading

Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire

I remembered my son and husband’s surprise at the change in narrator when I started Half-Off Ragnarok, the third of the InCryptid series. I have to say, while I enjoyed Verity, I identify more with Alex and appreciate his ecological … Continue reading

The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl by Victoria Alexander

I requested this novel because I have a proper period fascination with Egypt, a country I have yet to see despite my time in nearby regions, and the description promised a fun frolic. Between the meddling of the three irrepressible … Continue reading

Mahrime: Mythpunk for Monsters by Penny Blake

…and the longing for all the things that human company ought to bring but seldom does. ~ From the painter’s daughter by Penny Blake This is a collection (mostly reprints) of odd tales, poems, and pieces falling somewhere between with … Continue reading