Tag Archives: speculative

Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor

From Goodreads: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost … Continue reading

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Callback: the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

Back in 2012, I first read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I fell in love with the book and gobbled both it and the sequel up over the next couple months. I didn’t get to read the … Continue reading

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Gilded Cage, by Vic James (audio)

The world is divided into two: those with Skill – the Equals – and those without – the commoners. In England, the Equal aristocrats rule, and the commoners by law must give up a decade of their life to what’s … Continue reading

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Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

The world is divided along lines of color: Silver and Red. Those with silver blood (literally) have supernatural powers and are the ruling class. Those with red blood are ordinary, and thus essentially slave labor. Of course, divisions like this … Continue reading

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The Elusive Elixir, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

Given that this is the third book in a series, I’m not going to put a synopsis here. It might spoil earlier books, and I’ve enjoyed this quirky fantasy-mystery series too much to possibly spoil it for others. In general, … Continue reading

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Wires and Nerve, by Marissa Meyer

The events of the Lunar Chronicles series are over, but the world doesn’t just go on peacefully with perfect trust afterwards. Relations are still strained between governments, and there are consequences from former royal edicts to be dealt with. Among … Continue reading

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The Hanged Man, by PN Elrod

When Lady Alex Pendlebury is called in to psychically evaluate a death, she has no idea that the deceased will be someone she knows. The death, which Alex is convinced is a murder rather than suicide, is peculiar, and when … Continue reading

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