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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t in love with A Blade So Black.  The more I learned about the book, the less excited I was to be going into it.  There were areas near the beginning where I almost DNF’d it – but I am glad I didn’t.  As far as Alice in Wonderland retellings go, it wasn’t the worst!  There’s a lot of different aspects here I’d like to talk about, so I’m going to try and hit them one by one. First of all, as if my photo doesn’t scream it, I’m white.  My family came from Canada […]

Posted November 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

I have a historically sordid history with steampunk novels – I am drawn to them, but I rarely love them.  The exception, of course, has been Etiquette & Espionage, which I thought was a hoot.  It wasn’t the steampunk elements that drew me to Ink, Iron, and Bone – this time, it was the promise of someone with the ability to create worlds. Unfortunately, this didn’t really pan out for me either.  I feel like there’s some irony in this – for a book about scriptologists (world writers), the world building itself was unsatisfying.  Clare does a lot of telling and not […]

Posted September 19, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //