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Why You Need to Read: “The Sisters of the Winter Wood”

The Sisters of the Winter Wood By: Rena Rossner Published: September 25, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Magic Realism, Folklore, Historical Fiction             “…Everything makes sense suddenly, and yet nothing makes sense at all.             There have always been rumors about the Kodari forest and the hidden things within it.             Now, I know we are a part of that… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Sisters of the Winter Wood”

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Why You Need to Read: “Trail of Lightning”

The Sixth World: Book One: Trail of Lightning By: Rebecca Roanhorse Published: June 26, 2018 Genre: Science Fiction, Native American Literature, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Folklore NOTE:Understand that any incorrect use and/or spelling surrounding the culture mentioned is unintentional.             “But I’m no hero. I’m more of a last resort, a scorched-earth policy. I’m the person you hire… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Trail of Lightning”

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Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”

Valkyrie Collection: Book One: Uncanny Collateral By: Brian McClellan Published: April 2, 2019 Genre: Urban Fantasy PLEASE NOTE: The following contains some minor spoilers. You have been warned.             “My name is Alek Fitz,” I said. “I’m a reaper for Valkyrie Collateral, and I’ve come to collect your debt.”(Chapter 1).             When an author diverts from their… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Winter of the Witch”

Winternight Trilogy: Book 3: The Winter of the Witch By: Katherine Arden Published: January 9, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tale Retelling, Folklore, Magic Realism PLEASE NOTE: The following contains minor spoilers from this novel and the series. You have been warned.             “You are a fool, man of God,” he said. You never understood.”             Konstantin… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Winter of the Witch”

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My Plans for 2019

            2018 has been a reflective year for me because I was able to prove my resilience through my writings and my other creative projects. However, I realized that when it came to the literary market, I had a lot of reading to catch up on. Blogging about the books I enjoyed reading and sharing pictures… Continue reading My Plans for 2019

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Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2018

2018 has been an amazing year for writers, editors, publishers, and readers of speculative fiction. Throughout this year, I’ve caught up with my reading of various genres in the print and digital formats. Also, I managed to read many of 2018’s new releases, and they were amazing reads. In fact, there were so many anticipated… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2018

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Why You Need to Read: “Vicious”

By: V.E. Schwab Vicious: Villains: Book 1 Published: September 24, 2013 Genre: Adult/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal/Superheroes             Victor had set the deadline to rattle him, put him on edge. He was disturbing Eli’s calm, like a kid dropping rocks into a pond, making ripples, and Eli saw him doing it and still felt rippled, which perturbed him even… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Vicious”