Monday, September 10, 2012

Death's Disciples - J. Robert King

A woman survives a plane crash that should have killed her and that did kill the over three hundred other people on the plane. Just a crazed cult out to kill her apparently. Or the FBI. Or the government. However, this horror story is way more complicated and twisted and orders of magnitude weirder than that by the end. Nicely done, these surprises, too. 3.5 out of 5

Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews

A series popular enough to have spinoffs. Here Kate's partner gun nut fferently flavoured werehyena disgraced knight narcoclosetphile Andrea gets to star. At a very down time for her she gets asked to investigate the murder of four shapeshifters and a room of artifacts that shouldn't exist. The former working for her estranged boyfriend which makes things a bit more unpleasant. Before she can even get to that, monsters try and kill a neighbour. Even gets a kid sidekick. More fun and often funny monster fighting deity slicing mayhem to be had here. 4 out of 5

Convincing Quinn - Chloe Cole

Band together. 3.5 out of 5

My Father's Eyes - Wendy Corsi Staub

Old Borden habits. 2.5 out of 5

Only Love - Kit Tunstall

Howling affair. 2.5 out of 5

When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Heather Graham

To eat people. 3 out of 5

Bridges - M. J. O'Shea

Punch hook. 3 out of 5

Savage Planet - Stephen Coonts

Recovering alien spaceship from the Atlantic. 3.5 out of 5

Bloodlust and Redemption - Kiki Howell

Man and monster. 2.5 out of 5

The Way of the Wizard - John Joseph Adams

A good hybrid themed anthology. Way of the Wizard : In the Lost Lands - George R.R. Martin Way of the Wizard : Family Tree - David Barr Kirtley Way of the Wizard : John Uskglass and the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner - Susanna Clarke Way of the Wizard : Wizard's Apprentice - Delia Sherman Way of the Wizard : The Sorcerer Minus - Jeffrey Ford Way of the Wizard : Life So Dear or Peace So Sweet - C.C. Finlay Way of the Wizard : Card Sharp - Rajan Khanna Way of the Wizard : So Deep That the Bottom Could Not Be Seen - Genevieve Valentine Way of the Wizard : The Go-Slow - Nnedi Okorafor Way of the Wizard : Too Fatal a Poison - Krista Hoeppner Leahy Way of the Wizard : Jamaica - Orson Scott Card Way of the Wizard : The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Robert Silverberg Way of the Wizard : The Secret of Calling Rabbits - Wendy N. Wagner Way of the Wizard : The Wizards of Perfil - Kelly Link Way of the Wizard : How to Sell the Ponti Bridge - Neil Gaiman Way of the Wizard : The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories - Christie Yant Way of the Wizard : Winter Solstice - Mike Resnick Way of the Wizard : The Trader and the Slave - Cinda Williams Chima Way of the Wizard : Cerile and the Journeyer - Adam-Troy Castro Way of the Wizard : Counting the Shapes - Yoon Ha Lee Way of the Wizard : Endgame - Lev Grossman Way of the Wizard : Street Wizard - Simon R. Green Way of the Wizard : Mommy Issues of the Dead - T.A. Pratt Way of the Wizard : One-Click Banishment - Jeremiah Tolbert Way of the Wizard : The Ereshkigal Working - Jonathan L. Howard Way of the Wizard : Feeding the Feral Chidren - David Farland Way of the Wizard : The Orange-Tree Sacrifice - Vylar Kaftan Way of the Wizard : Love Is the Spell That Casts Out Fear - Desirina Boskovich Way of the Wizard : El Regalo - Peter S. Beagle Way of the Wizard : The Word of Unbinding - Ursula K. Le Guin Way of the Wizard : The Thirteen Texts of Arthyria - John R. Fultz Way of the Wizard : The Secret of the Blue Star - Marion Zimmer Bradley Some services will leave you skint. Wered. 4 out of 5 Best wizard in this one. 3.5 out of 5 Saints and pigs. 2.5 out of 5 Evil books. 2.5 out of 5 Evil assistant. 2.5 out of 5 Bit of a pirate world. 3 out of 5 Ace up the sleeve but can also use a Joker. 3.5 out of 5 Magical Congress. 3 out of 5 Animal craze, with bird-woman. 3.5 out of 5 War is hell, pig was good. 3.5 out of 5 Jam Gan wizard problem. 3 out of 5 Bugged by being otterly in love. 4 out of 5 Maybe not just for dwarves. 3 out of 5 Scary sorcery lacks youthful replenishment. 4 out of 5 Skull tennis con. 3.5 out of 5 Audra-rora defense. 2.5 out of 5 Backwards living and wizardry? I'd rather have spaceships again, thanks. 3.5 out of 5 Wine, then kill. 3.5 out of 5 Witch Wish greener. 3.5 out of 5 Maternal mathemagic champion. 4.5 out of 5 Spell guises competition. 3.5 out of 5 A day in the life of. 3 out of 5 Marla gets a hillbilly junkpile robot and bonus Snow Queen mission. 4 out of 5 User agreements, even Elder Gods hates them. 5 out of 5 Cabal avoiding a zombie apocalypse. 3 out of 5 Storm sick and anthrax skin. 3 out of 5 Sorcerer torture fruit rebirth. 3.5 out of 5 Wizard world witch. 3 out of 5 Witch boy sororal rescue. 4 out of 5 Conflict success not much fun for anyone. 4 out of 5 One True World variety. 3.5 out of 5 Master magician duel and horizontal mambo mojo inflicted. 3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5

Sink or Swim - Lissa Kassey and Xara S. Xanakas

Beau breathe. 3 out of 5

Love Is The Spell That Casts Out Fear - Desirina Boskovich

Wizard world witch. 3 out of 5

Shaken and Stirred - Sable Jordan

Should we both kill Xander? 3 out of 5

The Orange-Tree Sacrifice - Vylar Kaftan

Sorcerer torture fruit rebirth. 3.5 out of 5

Dark of the Day - Selah March

Death decision reversal. 3.5 out of 5

Feeding the Feral Children - Dave Wolverton

Storm sick and anthrax skin. 3 out of 5

Snaring the Huntress - Sylvia Day

Some royal action. 3.5 out of 5

More - Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae

Getting back into it. 3 out of 5

Beginning Again - Karenna Colcroft

Multiple nice move. 3 out of 5

Bloom - Jasmine Aherne

A bit of wedding stuff. 2.5 out of 5

Wrong Turn - Taylor Law

Shot wolf. 3 out of 5

B. B. Dalton - Cat Johnson

Bit of a model. 3 out of 5

Black Cat - Cat Johnson

Not now. 2.5 out of 5

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ticking Over - Carmel Lockyer

Cab business. 3 out of 5

Those Good Times - Jennie Treverton

Co-worker jolt. 3.5 out of 5

How We Are Together - David Hawthorne

As I please. 3 out of 5

The Perfect Italian Wife - Toni Sands

Is a pirate with a camera. 3.5 out of 5

The Retreat - Portia Da Costa

Perfect pat. 3 out of 5

Perfect Bound - Shanna Germain

Bookshop ribbons. 3 out of 5

Amy - Alex Severn

Looking after the kid. 3.5 out of 5

Power Lunch - Rachel Kramer Bussel

Sub assistant. 3.5 out of 5

The Match - Kaysee Renee Robichaud

Shooting contest. 3 out of 5

Three - D. C. Kohn

Think you'll like my housemate. 3.5 out of 5

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

One More Night - Sommer Marsden

Old friends' cabin. 3.5 out of 5

Saturday Night Takeaway - Josephine Myles

Pub man. 3.5 out of 5

Proxy - Malin James

Accident loss friend demonstration, add carer. 3.5 out of 5

The Untouchable Tabby - Lana Fox

Teacher loosening. 3.5 out of 5

Kingmaker - Justine Elyot

Mr Cobalt coalition. 3 out of 5

The Gothic Supplement - Emma Lydia Bates

Different viewing style, balls. 3.5 out of 5

The Stocks - Roger Frank Selby

Pillory hang. 3.5 out of 5

No Stopping - Landon Dixon

Barbara road search. 3 out of 5

Continuity - Shanna Germain

Too tight divorced one day extra. 3.5 out of 5

Working Late - Heidi Champa

Boss, Linda. 3.5 out of 5

Room 22 - Vick Guthrie

Another complaint. 3 out of 5

The Pre-christmas Pick-me-up - Caz Jones

Two present massage. 3.5 out of 5

Bad Credit - Amelia Thornton

So, punish. 2.5 out of 5

Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Jodie Johnson-Smith

Santa's helper surprises. 3.5 out of 5