Tag Archives: Seanan McGuire

Reading: Games Creatures Play

19547732Title:  Games Creatures Play
Editor: Charlaine Harris 
Short story anthology
Genre: Urban fantasy,

From the cover: 

“Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures—though not literally. But these fifteen authors have written spirited—in more ways than one—new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.”

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Half-Off Ragnarok

Half-off RagnarokTitle: Half-Off Ragnarok
Author: Seanan McGuire 
Series: InCryptid, book 3
Genre: Urban fantasy

Let me start by saying that I enjoyed the book. I am yet to read a Seanan McGuire book that I did not enjoy. This was however not my favourite. The story line from a plot point of view, could easily have been a novella. That is not to say that I think there was a lot of filler. It just wasn’t a very complicated plot.

On the other hand the relationship between Alex and his college Shelby Tanner is front and center. It is a lovely courtship rather than a romance plot (not fake complications keeping them apart).

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13 fay stories that I recommend

by Oleg Oprisco

As I have explained earlier why I like stories of the fay, but to restate it: The fay stories I like are the stories  where the fae are not just beautiful glittering laughing creature – they are that but they are also seducers of the worst kind. The kind that will lead you into your own death and you will go with a big smile on your face. And you will go willingly. I like the stories of the fay court, of fay interacting with the real world. I like stories both of mundane people dealing with the fay and stories told by changelings and fay. Stories of the fay are quite often also stories about sex so there are quite a few of the stories here that have elements of erotica in them as well as non-vanilla sex.

In this post I will recommend my favourite stories involving the fay. It will be a mix of novels, short stories, tv-series and of course a movie or two. In no particular order

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Chimes at Midnight

8496901Title: Chimes at Midnight
Series: October Daye, book 7
Published: 2013 by DAW
Read: September 09 to 10, 2013
Format: ebook
Genre: Urban fantasy

I don’t know why I didn’t write a review, when I read this book because enjoyed it enough to go back and listen to all the earlier books in the series again.

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Books and stories I enjoyed in 2013

BOOK_by_FotunaI was inspired by Gail Carriger to do a post about what I enjoyed in 2013. This will be a mix of short stories, books and comics I enjoyed last year. Since I didn’t start this blog til September last year, I will draw on my goodreads reviews as well as the posts here.

As I said in an earlier post I read 87 books last year and GoodReads says I read 151 things all together, so I had plenty to choose from. I have decided that if I only read the newest book in the series this year, I might still recommend the series because I love long series. The reads are in no particular order.

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Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots

17338978Title: Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots
Series: Velveteen vs.
Published: 2012 by ISFiC Press
Pages:  180 pages
Status: November 28 to December 02, 2013
Genre: Superhero fiction, humor

This book is in one word: Fun

But if I have to write a bit more, since one word reviews aren’t very interesting now are they. The book is not only very entertaining and funny, it is also very intelligent and thought-provoking.

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