Unexpected Alpha (2015) by Bethany Wicker

Bethany Wicker writes about werewolves, specifically the Sapphire Pack, who recently gained a female alpha- unheard of in werewolf society. Of course this leads to males wanting to mate with her and steal her alpha title. Selena is stronger than any of them realize though. This is a fun read- I could not put it […]


Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Series: Aluna Series |

Of Bone and Thunder (2014) by Chris Evans

Of Bone and Thunder

The forces of the Kingdom are engaged in war with the nation of Luitox. Their forces are far from home, hemmed in by a dense jungle, and facing unimaginable danger. Meanwhile, their home land is in chaos and the average soldier is just trying to make it home alive. Crossbowmen, dragon pilots, and mages will […]


Genre: Fantasy

Red Country (2013) by Joe Abercrombie

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

When Shy South returns from market rip to find her homestead burned and her brother and sister kidnapped, she sets off to rescue them accompanied by her step father Lamb.   Her will journey takes her across the Far Country where she and her allies will confront hostile nature, dangerous outlaws, fierce natives, greed, corruption, and […]


Genre: Fantasy

Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

Book Two of the Southern Reach Trilogy Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals 340 pages $15.00 Authority begins with John Rodriguez, or Control as he names himself, taking over a directorship at the Southern Reach–the shadowy quasi-military organization nominally “in charge” of Area X. While it is perhaps a little too easy to see where this […]


Genre: Adventure, Alien Contact, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

  Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy FSG 200 pages. The idea of différance posits that the differences between language and phenomena are not fixed and binary, but rather mutable, shifting, and entangled…an idea that insists upon the principle of difficulty and provision. While this idea resides most often in post-structuralist philosophy and linguistics, it does […]


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker cover

As I was reading this book my thoughts kept flipping between two different ideas: “Wow, this would make a really great movie.” “Wow, this would make a really great video game.” The book moves with a good cinematical pace leaping between the perspective of Briar Wilkes and her son Zeke as they manage the hazards […]


Genre: Alternate History, Fantasy, Steampunk
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