Monthly Archives: January 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In

It’s been a while since I did a Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish–I managed to come up with six worlds I’d never want to live in from books, and four from other media. 1. Westeros … Continue reading

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The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling

Recommended for: people who’d like a slow-paced, character-driven fantasy read, with a melancholy quality to it. No romance in the first book–the main character’s too young. Third person POV. The plot of the The Bone Doll’s Twin revolves around a … Continue reading

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The Originals: Totally not what I was expecting

What, more vampires? Well, drat. Out of all the new shows I’ve tried this last fall, I’m planning to continue with almost none of them. I’ll watch Agents of SHIELD only because of the creators, and my own insistent belief … Continue reading

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Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale: Fairy tales and being worth happy endings

Recommended for: those looking for a straightforward YA fairy tale retelling where the heroine isn’t a princess, protagonists with cheerful personalities, or a fantasy setting not inspired by Western Europe. There’s romance (it is a fairy tale, after all), but … Continue reading

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The Drowning City: Chaos and revolution in a Southeast Asian inspired setting

Recommended for: anyone looking for a complex, chaotic fantasy in a revolutionary setting, a focus on female protagonists, or a non-Western European inspired fantasy with a majority of non-white characters. No real romance, no matter what the story tries to … Continue reading

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