Gilded Cage by Vic James
 

Gilded Cage

ARC Review

 
A Cast of Roles
 

A Cast of Roles

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Star Trek Beyond – Movie Review
 

Star Trek Beyond

Movie Review

 

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Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James
4.5

Gilded Cage began life as a Wattpad success and it’s easy to see why. Sitting halfway between the YA and adult markets, James’ story has a wide appeal and deals with popular themes. While the dystopian ‘us and them’ set-up is familiar, the world of Gilded Cage is far more comprehensively realised than many of […]

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Star Trek Beyond – Movie Review

Star Trek Beyond – Movie Review 

The summer film season is always a mixed bag of emotions for me. There’s the thrill of all the blockbuster films as the studios roll out their big guns to compete in the cinema royal rumble. There’s the excitement at seeing the next epic installment in that film series you love so much. There’s the […]

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Terminus by Ryan Howse – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Six

Terminus by Ryan Howse – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Six
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The SPFBO team are making steady progress in our search for a finalist. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting individual reviews for those who don’t make it as we eliminate them rather than waiting till we’ve picked our winner. Please note that we’re not reading (or eliminating) these in any particular order […]

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Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi
3.5

“Power is more than strength. It’s the ability to save or destroy.” Keith Yatsuhashi’s debut novel Kojiki (2016) is a wide-screen epic fantasy, a coming of age story that draws as much from Myazaki’s Studio Ghibli films as it does from Tolkien or American Gods (2001). Drawing heavily from Japanese mythology, in particular the Kojiki, […]

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Hope And Red by Jon Skovron

Hope And Red by Jon Skovron
4.5

The short version: Hope And Red is the most fun book I’ve read in 2016 and one of the first I will recommend to people, from now on, who ask for a book similar to that of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series or Brent Weeks’s Night Angel trilogy.  Are you missing the world of Brent […]

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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
3.75

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal presents an alternate World War I where a soldier’s duty doesn’t end when the shell falls or the bullet finds a target. Spiritualism is real, and mediums have given the Allies the edge. Although death and betrayal are at the heart of this book, a cast of plucky, charming […]

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Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review

Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review
3.5

Tie-in fiction isn’t known for its broad appeal. By its very nature, tie-in novels are appealing to fans of a very specific thing, be it a show, movie, game or something else. Bloodbound, the debut novel by Pathfinder RPG co-creator Wes Schneider, is the exception to that rule. It checks a lot of boxes. There’s […]

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Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal

Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal
3.5

This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the story. 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 […]

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The Dagger and The Coin by Daniel Abraham – Series Review

The Dagger and The Coin by Daniel Abraham – Series Review
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This review may contain spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the series. Reviewing an entire series in one fell swoop can be tricky. Luckily, I’ve got the perfect metaphor to carry us through this one…but more on that in a moment. First, here’s a quick introduction for those who’re not familiar […]

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Tiffany Aching – Discworld Series Review

Tiffany Aching – Discworld Series Review
5

Recently, we heard the news that Wee Free Men, the first in the Tiffany Aching series of Discworld books by Sir Terry Pratchett, is going to be brought to film by the Jim Henson Company and Narrativia, Sir Terry’s production company. A lot of people are very excited about this, because Tiffany is a firm […]

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The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley

The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley
4.5

I started off intending to simply review K. M. McKinley’s steampunk fantasy novel. I was surprised at its relatively low number of Goodreads and Amazon reviews despite being out for over a year. Perhaps it had not tickled the fancy of others in quite the same way that it worked for me. However, in setting […]

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Fire by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg

Fire by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg
4.5

At the end of The Circle, the five surviving Chosen Ones had defeated Max, the (hot) new teacher who had been blessed by demons in their attempt to come to our world and destroy it. This wasn’t the last battle the Chosen Ones would have to face, but it was at least a step toward […]

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