LitStack Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

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Golden Son Pierce Brown Del Rey Books Release Date:  January 6, 2015 ISBN 978-0-345-53981-6 ATTENTION!  This review contains SPOILERS for Red Rising, the first book in the Red Rising Trilogy. Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s future fantasy set of books, The Red Rising Trilogy. In the future he envisions, humanity is [….]

LitStack Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Red Rising Pierce Brown Del Rey Books Release Date: January 28, 2014 ISBN 978-0-345-53979-3 Okay, let’s get this out of the way right at the start:  yes, a major component of the action in Red Rising involves teenagers fighting each other until there is one winner (in this case, one winning team) in an artificially [….]

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

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The Perfume Collector Kathleen Tessaro HarperCollins Publishers First Edition:  May 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-225783-3 It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book in its entirety in a single day, but last week it happened with Kathleen Tessaro‘s marvelous new novel The Perfume Collector.  It’s not that I was curled up in a chair, [….]

Featured Author Review: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Without A Summer Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books 1st Edition: April 2, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3415-2 —♦— Let me say this:  I utterly enjoyed Mary Robinette Kowal’s second novel in her Glamourist Histories series, Glamour in Glass, with its early 1800s historical intrigue and cultural exploratives, but after the initial Shades of Milk and Honey, I [….]

Featured Author Review: ‘Thunderer’ by Felix Gilman

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Thunderer Felix Gilman Bantam Dell/Spectra, 2008 ISBN 978-0-553-59110-1 In this breathtaking debut novel, one man embarks on a thrilling and treacherous quest for his people’s lost god—in a labyrinthine Dickensian city that is either blessed . . . or haunted. Arjun arrives in Ararat just as a magnificent winged creature sails over the city. It [….]