The Alchemaster’s Apprentice

The Alchemaster’s Apprentice by Walter Moers My rating: 5 of 5 stars   There’s a difference between a cat and a crat, such a difference it will leave you wondering which one your feline friend is.   Echo is a crat down on his luck – forced to live on the streets in an unkind […]

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Seeing Ione

Seeing Ione by Jansen Curry My rating: 5 of 5 stars   In a literary world filled with dystopian futures, wizards, vampires, and closet BDSM billionaires Jansen Curry‘s debut novel is a breath of fresh air. Seeing Ione is by far the most original story I have read in recent years.   Ione McCreery is a young woman with a mysterious […]

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Soul Music

Soul Music by Terry Pratchett My rating: 2 of 5 stars Ok, I’m going to say this very quietly because I know that Terry Pratchett has a devoted following who loves and appreciates his writing style and creativity: I hated it.   Soul Music follows many characters of the Discworld through an independent collection of self awakening. While Susan, […]

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Enter a world of Napoleonic rule, dark alleyways, and reclusive estates. Enter a world of apprenticeship and fa(e)teful dealings. Enter a world of practical magic; a world exclusive to Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.   Allow me a moment of honesty – this book requires […]

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Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers   My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Rumo is a Wolperting, although he doesn’t know it yet. His life begins lazily as a Hackonian farmer’s pet pup; spoiled and loved. His only responsibilities to accept belly rubs, the cooing of admirers, and occasionally come to understand the […]

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The Big Over Easy

The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall…   Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…   But was it an accident? Suicide?   Or was it murder?   Jasper Fforde takes us into the extraordinary town of Reading where Nursery Crimes are prevalent, but irrelevant to the upper bosses […]

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