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“Little Nothing”: Shapeshifting and Transformation

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

To be honest, it took me a long time to write this review because Little Nothing is a complex and layered story that requires reflection. My primary problem is how to talk about specifics in the book without spoilers. I've tried to accomplished that here. Marisa Silver's Little Nothing is alluring and macabre. The Grimm

Battling Napoleon Bonaparte with Dragons

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

After I read Naomi Novik's book Uprooted, I bought His Majesty's Dragon: A Novel of Temeraire to see what this series was like. I admit I was enchanted with Temeraire, Captain Laurence, and the lovely twist on history Novik gives us. I suspect this historical tidbit might have sparked Novik's imagination and the series: Between

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

I bought Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo way back in December, and I'm not certain why I waited so long to read it. Well, it probably had something to do with the fact that I moved twice in the first five months of this year. Six of Crows is a winner: a fantastic, action/adventure,

The Warcraft Movie Scoop

– Posted in: Fantasy

In two days, the Warcraft movie comes out. Yay! I've probably said this so much that it's news to no one, but I'm geek when it comes to World of Warcraft. I love the game, and I'm looking forward to the movie. Yeah, I know the movie reviews have been bad, but my hope isn't

“The 100”: My Pick for the Best Sci Fi on TV

– Posted in: Science Fiction

Why? For me, it’s the best, but I realize there are differences of opinion. I came to The 100 late. I missed the first season because I thought the previews looked ho-um. I watched the first season on Netflix, and by episode three, I was hooked. I haven’t read the books, but I’m considering reading