Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time
 

Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time

App Review

 
Stranger Of Tempest by Tom Lloyd
 

Stranger Of Tempest

Review

 
The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
 

The Waking Fire

Review

 

Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time

Serial Reader: Reading Books One Bite at a Time 

Serial Reader is a new app that delivers daily chunks of books that can be read in 20 minutes or less to your phone. After a few weeks, I’ve become hooked. It’s perfect for my commute on the subway, while waiting in line for coffee, or while eating my lunch. Books that might seem intimidating […]

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Stranger Of Tempest by Tom Lloyd

Stranger Of Tempest by Tom Lloyd 

If you could judge a book by its cover then Tom Lloyd’s Stranger of Tempest would be one of the finest books of the year, unquestionably. However, we all know that doing this – judging a book by its cover – is a sin. So, instead, you need to read the thousands upon thousands of […]

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The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan 

In the first book of this new series, Ryan introduces readers to a fascinating world where nations have been replaced by companies, and the most precious resource available is the blood of a drake, which can be used by Blood-burners to fuel their magic. Similar to the way that different metals provided different skills in […]

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The Jim Henson Company Making a Wee Free Men Movie!

The Jim Henson Company Making a Wee Free Men Movie! 

If you’ve been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the next Discworld book to hit the big screen, then your wait is over! The Jim Henson Company, creators of some of the best fantasy movies ever, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask and more, have joined up with Narrativia, Sir Terry Pratchett’s production company, to […]

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski 

A roller coaster of emotions in the conclusion to the Winner’s trilogy, The Winner’s Kiss is one of the few books I’ve read this year that made it difficult to part with in exchange for sleep. Reading late into the night, only to stay awake thinking about it, and then counting the hours the next […]

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MJ-12: Inception by Michael J. Martinez

MJ-12: Inception by Michael J. Martinez 

Michael J. Martinez first hit our shelves with the incredible Daedalus series, which dazzled critics and fans alike with 18th Century battleships in space and multi-dimensional plotlines. It was a trilogy (and spin-off novella) that mashed a range of genres into a fresh fantasy adventure that we really hadn’t seen before and I couldn’t help […]

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black 

I should confess that I am not a great aficionado of contemporary vampire stories. I’ve watched a few fragmentary episodes of Buffy, but I’ve have never read Twilight, nor watched any of the movies. However, I am aware of a sub-genre that Stephanie Meyer seems to have almost single handedly spawned of young adult vampire […]

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Making A Connection

Making A Connection 

Most people think of reading as a purely intellectual pursuit, but the best books are the ones that inspire emotion in the reader. While you can appreciate a novel on an intellectual basis, the ones you remember are the ones that made you feel something; a tragedy that evokes a sense of sadness and loss, […]

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The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle 

Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards

Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards 

You’ll be pleased to know that I’m not here to bore you with generalised, hyperbolic gushing about how much I’m loving the world of Jeff Salyards’ Bloodsounder’s Arc (I waffled on enough in my review of book one, Scourge of the Betrayer). No, what I’m actually here to do is bore you with specific, hyperbolic […]

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False Hearts by Laura Lam

False Hearts by Laura Lam 

How would you react if the most important person in your life was being accused of a murder you know they couldn’t possibly have committed? How far would you go beyond your comfort zone to prove them innocent? Would you risk your future, even your life, to save theirs? Taema and Tila were born as conjoined […]

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Warcraft – Movie Review

Warcraft – Movie Review 

Based on the video game series by Blizzard and its tie-in novels, Warcraft (alternatively titled Warcraft: The Beginning) is a fantasy film directed by Duncan Jones, released in 2016. Azeroth, a once peaceful realm, now faces war as a race of warrior orcs invades, fleeing their own dying world. Fel magic sustains a portal that […]

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