Book Review: Love is a Grift

Love Is a Grift: And Other Tales of DesperationLove Is a Grift: And Other Tales of Desperation by Graham Wynd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher as part of a giveaway. However, I have attempted to keep my review fair and honest.

It took me a while to work my way through this book. Not because it’s a bad book, but simply because there are a lot of stories between those two covers, and I regularly found myself needing to take a short breather to collect my thoughts after each story. This is modern, fast-paced, hard-hitting neo-noir doing exactly what it’s supposed to do and doing it remarkably well.

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Book Review: Myths & Mortals

Myths and Mortals (Numina Trilogy #2)Myths and Mortals by Charlie N. Holmberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WARNING – This review may contain spoilers of book one in this trilogy, Smoke & Summons, and definitely contains spoilers for book two.

This is the second book in the Numina trilogy, and the second book I’ve read by Charlie N. Holmberg, and once again I found myself getting seriously dragged in by the story.

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Book Review: Atlas Alone

Atlas AloneAtlas Alone by Emma Newman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the fourth of Emma Newman’s Planetfall series, and as far as I’m concerned they just keep getting better. Narratively speaking, it seems to follow on more-or-less directly from the end of After Atlas, and while you don’t necessarily have to have read that or any of the other previous books to enjoy this one, I would strongly recommend reading at least After Atlas and Before Mars before this one.

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Book Review: Ghosts of Gotham

Ghosts of GothamGhosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WARNING – This review may contain spoilers

Lionel Page is a professional debunker, a Chicago-based journalist who has made it is life’s work to hunt down fake psychics and charlatan spiritualists, and reveal them for the frauds that they are. But when he’s hired by a rich recluse for what initially appears to be a simple job he gets far more than he expected, including his first taste of real magic.

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Being Heard

Yesterday, I took part in the second of an unspecified number of guest recordings for a podcast I’ve found myself involved with, and this is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Exciting because so far it’s been a lot of fun and I’m really enjoying being even a small part of something like this. Terrifying because I really hate the sound of my own voice in recordings.

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Book Review: The Malice

The Malice (The Vagrant Trilogy)The Malice by Peter Newman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second in Peter Newman’s Vagrant trilogy, and as with the first it’s a damn fine read. Whereas the first novel followed the titular character, the Vagrant, here we journey with his adopted daughter, Vesper, as she unwittingly gets herself dragged into an epic quest to defeat the largest and most powerful infernal to ever crawl out of the Breach.

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