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Review: Where Shadows Lie: Bay City by JE Cammon

Where Shadows Lie is the first in a planned series, and I’m quite curious to see where Cammon goes with their stories, or if the series will even follow all three of these characters. Continue reading

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Review: The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Let me start off the review by saying that I loved this novel. I think everyone should read it. It’s a fun, imaginative story with a lead character, Ejii, who I found easy to sympathise and identify with. Continue reading

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Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

My favorite aspect of the story, though, is Yeine’s voice. There’s something about her narration, practical attitude and attempts to straddle two different cultures and families, navigate the minefield of politics, assist her friends, and find justice for her mother that resonated with me. Continue reading

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Review: Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler

The pacing of Wild Seed is perfect. Doro and Anyanwu are balanced blends of unchanging immortal and immortals who are changed by each other. With these two, and the changing setting (Africa, colonial America, the antebellum South), Butler explores eugenics, the meaning of family and love, and humanity. Continue reading

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2011 Challenges

I didn’t get started on book blogging until last spring, so last year was about figuring out my focus, learning how to plan ahead, keep a schedule, writing interesting posts, and so on, so I shied away from the reading … Continue reading

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