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Comic Review: TMNT Vol. 3

Splinter is gone, and the Turtles are off to get him back - with help from both old and new human allies, and this series continues to amuse me. :)

Also, I am doing my best to keep from making an "enter the dragon" joke in this review, but my will power may not last.

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Novel review: Firelight

Firelight, the first book in the Darkest London series, is a supernatural romantic adventure of a different sort. When Miranda’s ruined father announces that she is to wed the much-gossiped-about and terrible Lord Archer (well, he says it’s her choice – but he also says he’ll throw her out of the house either way) she’s none too pleased by the concept, but decides to make the most of it. Of course, what she doesn’t realize is that the two of them may be the only ones in the whole world who could complete one another.

Read full post: http://www.inkspotfancy.com/2015/10/novel-review-firelight/

Catching up

I'm back from the con, but still trying to get a handle on stuff. Several new reviews waiting in the wings! And also, there is one heck of a  pile of new books I need to show off. :)
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Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the awesome The Broke and The Bookish blog, and this week’s theme is the top 10 TBR books for this fall.

Read full post: http://www.inkspotfancy.com/2015/09/top-ten-tuesday-fall-tbr/

Comic review: TMNT Vol. 2

With Raph back, the Turtles are a whole family once again - and we learn a bit about the past of the man known as Hamato Yoshi, before he became a rat known as Splinter.

It seems that every version of the Turtles plays a little with the backstory and this one is no different. And as always, without spoiling too much, there are parts of this I like and parts I don't. All I can say is, I'm with you, Donatello.

Read full post: http://www.inkspotfancy.com/2015/09/comic-review-tmnt-vol-2/

Manga review: Detective Conan 42

Detective Conan is a manga that largely doesn't go anywhere.

I don't generally mind this. It's similar to its peers in other media in that way - sort of a gag-a-day but for mysteries. I get why it bugs some people, but I've never been bothered about it because I enjoy the mysteries. Still, sometimes it abruptly remembers it does actually have an overarching plot and makes some overtures toward moving said plot along.

And my favorite such development to date is the one in this book.

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Novel Review: Deadlands: Ghostwalkers

This book was very kindly provided by Tor through Net Galley in return for an honest review.


Let's get this out of the way first -- I love Deadlands.


For those who aren't familiar with it, Deadlands is a tabletop RPG combining the Old West setting with the mad science of pulp novels and the creepy horror notes of Lovecraftian and zombie tales. In addition to its own system, has also been converted to a number of more common tabletops over the years. I personally have the original book and the sourcebooks for both GURPS and Savage Worlds. They're generally the only source books I will take down and thumb through just for fun. Deadlands was one of my favorite games to play, one of the first ones I ever GMed and retains a spot in my heart as my favorite tabletop setting ever.


So when I heard Tor was putting out a series of books based on the setting, I'm pretty sure I couldn't have been more excited. So, if that matters to you, keep it in mind - I'm a fan, who thinks this is a spectacular setting for storytelling.


So, how about "Ghostwalkers" - is it good?


Yes. Yes, it's good.

Read full post: http://www.inkspotfancy.com/2015/09/novel-review-deadlands-ghostwalkers/

Novel Review: Hero

Hero is the second book in the Woodcutter Sisters series, and where the first followed Sunday, this one followed Saturday (and as the next book stars Friday, so I guess we're going backward along the days of the week?) who's off on her heroic journey.


And like the first book, I liked it okay, but I wish I loved it more.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Awesome friends list

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the awesome The Broke and The Bookish blog, and this week’s theme is a free for all, so I'm revisiting the top 10 characters I'd love to be friends with.

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