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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
4.5

Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw, Shadow and bone will eat you raw. Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly, Smile and bite and drink you dry. Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal, Sing you a song and steal your soul. Monsters, monsters, big and small, They’re gonna come and eat you all. What a hook. That “nursery rhyme” […]

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
4.25

This review contains spoilers for Magic Binds and the previous books in the series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the books. I am torn. This was an epic installment in terms of revelations. I know the series is winding up (this is book 9 of 10, I believe), and things are […]

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Red Tide by Marc Turner

Red Tide by Marc Turner
4.5

“What was she thinking? This couldn’t be murder; this was war. Killing wasn’t murder if you stole the victim’s country while you were at it.” Marc Turner is without doubt one of the most talented fantasy authors to have debuted in recent years. His latest offering, Red Tide, is the thrilling third chapter in the […]

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Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan
4.5

Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these monstrous forces, Van Helsing raises a legendary monster from centuries of slumber: Prince Dracula himself. Once he was the ruler of Transylvania. Prince Vlad Dracul, is, […]

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The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster

The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
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 Key by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren

The Key by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren
5

This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish Fire (Eld) and The Key (Nyckeln). Engelsfors has been saved from the cult of positivity that attempted to take it over, and while one might think an event of the magnitude of the climax of Fire (including the better part of the […]

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Off Leash by Daniel Potter – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Four

Off Leash by Daniel Potter – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Four
4

The SPFBO team are making steady progress in our search for a finalist. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting (in no particular order) individual reviews for those who don’t make it as and when we eliminate them. Now, only four books remain as we say farewell to Daniel Potter and Off Leash. […]

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Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher
3.5

Tough to be young or old in this Valley of ours. The night is dark and full of terrors, especially for the besieged inhabitants of the Valley of Embers. In Steven Kelliher’s secondary world only a handful of walled towns remain as the last bastions against the night, and the dwindling population of Emberfolk struggle […]

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Time Siege by Wesley Chu

Time Siege by Wesley Chu
4.5

Time Siege, by Wesley Chu, is the second book in the Time Salvager series. It picks up right where the first book left off. James Griffin-Mars and his allies are still on the run from corporate security and Chronocom, the organisation he used to work for. At the head of this hunt is Kuo, the […]

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Emergence edited by J. M. Martin

Emergence edited by J. M. Martin
3.75

Emergence is a shared-world anthology that takes full advantage of its format, building one story atop the next to create a three-dimensional world that ultimately reaches its peak with Edward M. Erdelac’s “Perennial”. As Ragnarok Publications Editor-in-Chief Tim Marquitz explains in the book’s introduction, he originally intended to write a superhero novel, but soon realized […]

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A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
4

Think 1920s Prohibition, except alcohol is not what is illegal. Magic is. Enough damage was done by past magic users that any and all evidence of magic is shunned and banned. But not all traces of magic are gone. With anything that is prohibited, the lure is just all that more enticing. Shine rooms attract […]

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The Perdition Score by Richard Kadrey

The Perdition Score by Richard Kadrey
3.5

Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series has quietly worked its way into a place of prominence on my shelf. Imagine a punk rock Harry Dresden fresh out of [expletive deleted]s to give, and you’ll begin to scratch the surface of James “Sandman Slim” Stark—Kadrey’s acerbic, violent protagonist. The Perdition Score—the eighth full novel and ninth entry […]

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