Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of novels, short stories, poems, television shows, movies, and writing about writing.

Allegiant: A Critique

Veronica Roth wrote Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. I watched the movie and then got the books and I blew through the first two, becoming far more immersed in the stories than I should have been considering that I had a … Continue reading

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Review: Seized by Lynne Cantwell

I wasn’t expecting to finish this book quite so soon.  I’m swamped with school work and paid work, so I didn’t take any special time out for reading.  I finished the book anyway.  It reads fast! Lynne Cantwell’s Seized is … Continue reading

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Review: Heart’s Blood

As you probably know from previous reviews, I very much enjoy Juliet Marillier’s style of writing and the stories she chooses to tell.  Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier is another success with me.  So much so that I often found … Continue reading

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Review: Initiate

A while back, I analyzed a book trailer for The Unfinished Song fantasy series.  If you want a refresher, here’s the trailer again, too. At the time, I was impressed enough with the trailer to buy the first book and … Continue reading

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Review: The Watchers of Ur: Cradle

I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled across LaMonte M. Fowler, but I know it was through social media.  This is another example of an author reaching out and making a connection with readers.  In this case, it resulted in … Continue reading

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Review: The Other Human Race

The Other Human Race by H. Beam Piper is the sequel to Little Fuzzy, in which we learn that Victor Grego, president of the Charterless Zarathustra Company, isn’t such a bad guy after all.  Sure, he’s a determined and effective … Continue reading

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Review: Steal Across the Sky

I must admit that my first taste of Nancy Kress wasn’t her fiction, but her non-fiction.  I read her writing about writing long before I read her actual writing.  So, when I saw Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress, … Continue reading

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Review: Little Fuzzy

It’s time to go old-school!  We’re talking 1962.  H. Beam Piper.  Little Fuzzy.  Classic sci-fi.  Oh, yeah! A story of galactic settlement.  A story of corporate greed.  A story of environmental consequences.  A story about assumptions, scientific proof, and the … Continue reading

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Review: Seer of Sevenwaters

I’m back to Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters, this time with Seer of Sevenwaters which picks up right where Heir of Sevenwaters left off, at least as far as momentous events go.  There seem to be about four years in between the … Continue reading

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Review: Heir to Sevenwaters

As I suspect I’ve made quite clear, I’m a big fan of Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters Trilogy.  In 2008, a sequel to the trilogy was published, but it was only within the last year that I learned of it and it … Continue reading

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