Category Archives: book reviews

Review: Angel: Old Friends

It’s not terribly clear whether Old Friends is an alternate to After the Fall or not. In the latter we see L.A. materialized in hell and some major changes to our cast. In Old Friends it’s clear the Wolfram & … Continue reading

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Review: Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan

Morgan Rowland’s life changes the day she met Cal Blair. When Cal comes to school that first day, his confidence in himself makes every girl want him and every guy want to be him. Cal’s interest, however, is in Morgan. … Continue reading

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Review: The Intruders by E.E. Richardson

In the Intruders Richardson whips up a great pure ghost story. Joel, his sister Cassie and their mother move into a house with his mother’s new fiancé Gerald and his two sons. In addtion to coping with the resentment of … Continue reading

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Review: Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson and Emma Rios

The cover chatter boasts this is ″the new Buffy″ to which I say meh. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely loved this graphic novel, from ″Lucifer″ herself, to the bold colors and art. But this isn’t Buffy. For one Lucifer … Continue reading

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Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ring of Fire

Set during the “Angel is Evil” saga in the series (mid-late second season) Ring of Fire explains the commented on, but never really explained plot point in Undays of our Lives where Dru leaves Spike! I had always wondered on … Continue reading

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Review: Stolen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

The Heart of Dread series is very off beat to begin with because it’s a post apocalyptic fantasy series. That is there are two worlds linked by magic, Earth and Vallonis. Vallonis has magic and elves and dragon riders—er drakkonryders. … Continue reading

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Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Remaining Sunlight

by Andi Watson, Joe Bennett and Rick Ketcham The Remaining Sunlight is less a cohesive single story and more several comic Buffy shorts. In the first Xander takes martial arts lessons to try to keep up with Buffy and learns … Continue reading

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Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Dust Waltz

by Dan Brereton, Hector Gomez and Sandu Florea The Dust Waltz is the first BtVS graphic novel, set very early in the series, in the early high school years. It sees Buffy and the gang, plus some, trying to save … Continue reading

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Review: Chalice by Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley is a favorite of mine, my go-to author for high fantasy. She has a lovely, dreamy, fairy tale style without a glut of Names with Apostrophes, characters who die off regularly or book stop size tomes. Chalice is … Continue reading

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Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Young adult fiction has been getting darker and more realistic with each year.  Lauren Oliver has been at the helm for much of it, beginning with Before I Fall and followed by the immensely successful Delirium series.  While dystopian YA has been the main … Continue reading

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