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The Blue Blazes was my first exposure to Chuck Wendig’s writing outside of his blog, TerribleMinds. I expected an urban fantasy novel full of hard, broken edges and bloody knuckles. I expected Wendig’s penchant for profanity to be on display. What I didn’t expect was a moving story about family and living with the consequences [...]
Gemsigns, Stephanie Saulter’s confident debut novel, is set in the world of the near-future. Humans have been forced to resort to universal genetic modification to overcome the effects of a mysterious cybernetic plague. Of course, humans being humans, corporations didn’t stop with curing the Syndrome, but went on to create a wide variety of genetically [...]
“The Age of Kings is dead. And I have killed it.” Field Marshal Tamas’s coup against his king sends corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brings bread to the starving. But it also provokes war in the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics and greedy scrambling for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: [...]
So, this is one of the newest Young Adult titles to come out of Tor Teen this year. While perusing the bookstore on my birthday with my fiancé, I noticed the lovely jacket cover (pictured below). Because it is human nature, and we all judge everything first by appearance, I was immediately intrigued by the [...]
You is a fantastic novel written by Austin Grossman that gives an insider look into the world of video game development and design. Grossman is well known for his debut novel Soon I Will Be Invincible but You has marked him as a major talent with serious skill. There are some that compare You to [...]
Chris Wooding’s first move into adult fiction could not have been more of a success. The books follow the life of Kaiku and her desperate struggle to avenge the death of her family and come to terms with what she is whilst the world falls down around her. Unlike most fantasy writers Wooding does not [...]