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Raven’s Wing by Shawna Reppert

“Raven’s Wing” is not quite as complex as “Ravensblood,” the title book of the series. It is still definitely worth picking up.  In this story, Cassandra has moved up to working with a more independent group of agents, and Raven volunteers with them on the odd interesting job. However, when he gained his pardon, it […]

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Hooligans by Chaz Fenwick

Most of You Shouldn’t Read This Book. “Hooligans” is a modern version of West Side Story, a novel about a world most of us will never see. It is the youthful underside of every big city, where teens with no guidance spend their time seeking relief from the agony of the world they inhabit. Parents […]

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The Circle by Cas Peace

Cas Peace has really done it up right this time. “The Circle,” Book Two in the “Circle of Conspiracy” Trilogy, is a real barnburner. In past books Ms Peace has demonstrated the ability to create fast-paced action and unremitting tension. In this novel she shows a maturing ability to handle conflict, orchestrating the suspense beautifully. […]

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“The Challenge” by Cas Peace

“The Challenge” is the first volume in the “Circle of Conspiracy” trilogy and the fourth book in Cas Peace’s sweeping “Artesans of Albia” cycle. Positioned in the middle of this epic, it does a good job of holding its unique place in the notable hierarchy, although it is not a stand-alone novel. This book is […]

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Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta

“Winter Boy” is a fantasy about a land where women rule. By choosing their male assistants at a crucial age and mentoring their sexual maturing, these women, called Alleshas, have created a peaceful domain, which is now being threatened by a tribe of violent people who cannot be reasoned with. Rishana is a newly trained […]

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DEMON DANCE by Brian Freyermuth

The first thing you notice about this novel is the narrator’s voice. There is a specific attitude for this sub-genre of novel: insouciant, irreverent, sarcastic in a self-deprecating way, like a rebellious teenager just beginning to realize how he sounds to everyone else. Freyermuth has it nailed, and it makes the hero, Nicolas, approachable and […]

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