Category Archives: Fantasy

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
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I read this for my challenge book with non-human characters. This is the story of babies left with a childless old healer woman on a mountaintop. The woman’s name is Verity, and as one might expect, she can tell no lies. One … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack
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I read this as my “based on a TV show” book for the challenge. I’d read several other Doctor Who novelizations and they’ve been pretty good. This one doesn’t disappoint if you accept it for what it is: a light … Continue reading

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Written in my Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander #8) – Diana Gabaldon
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Oh man. There’s so much here that I COULD complain about. I could complain that this book didn’t really advance any storylines at all. Nothing life-altering happens, no big mysteries are solved, they basically spent the whole book thinking that … Continue reading

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An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7) – Diana Gabaldon
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I am not cool with this book. I could maybe learn to be OK with leaving the Claire and Jamie chapters to see Bree and Roger in the 80s and living at Lallybroch once in a while, but…I do NOT … Continue reading

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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6) – Diana Gabaldon
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***Spoilers all over the place up in here!*** Well, things definitely happen in this book, evenm though most of it felt like long, unedited, random filler at the time. Fergus is finally around more than the past few books but … Continue reading

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The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) – Diana Gabaldon
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Ugh. I just…I don’t know what to say about these books anymore. It’s so difficult to review these since they’re SO FREAKING HUGE and they don’t necessarily have a theme. So much stuff happens that things that happened in the … Continue reading

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Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) – Diana Gabaldon
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Drums of Autumn picks up 2 months after the end of Voyager, with Claire and Jamie in America. There’s the most boring and un-dangerous pirate robbery EVER, where Claire decides to A) ignore Jamie being in danger and worry about … Continue reading

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Voyager (Outlander #3) – Diana Gabaldon
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So at the end of the last book, Dragonfly in Amber, Claire realizes that Jamie didn’t die after Colloden and so he could still be alive in the past, 20 years later. Well, I don’t really think I’m giving too … Continue reading

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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) – Diana Gabaldon
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So this is an enormous series of books, and it’s got all kinds of novellas and short stories, so the author actually has a chronology on her website, which is really helpful. And for Dragonfly in Amber, she writes: “It … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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Michelle says: So this is an enormous book in a ginormous series and I really wasn’t sure I was going to like it. Unfortunately, I was also afraid it would take me a long time to get through, so I … Continue reading

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