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Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews

Ill mannered, bad tempered, and set in my ways. When I write a review I'm starting a conversation. Not writing a f#%^#ng book report. Don't like it then go the f^%k away!

Currently reading

Murder Most Frothy
Cleo Coyle
A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Seelye
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
The Scarecrow of Oz
L. Frank Baum, John R. Neill
Julie Kagawa
Madame Bovary
Michèle Roberts, Geoffrey Wall, Gustave Flaubert
The Complete Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Richter, Lily Owens, Arthur Rackham
Celia Rees
Close Kin: Book II -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy by Dunkle, Clare B. (2006) Paperback
Clare B. Dunkle
Gardens of the Moon
Steven Erikson

Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women - Jim Butcher, George R.R. Martin, Gardner R. Dozois, Diana Gabaldon So far this is what I've finished in this anthology.

“Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn
I was so very surprised by how vastly different this short story was from Vaughn's Kitty Norville series. This story exhibits how much she has grown as an author. I loved this story, and how the plot worked itself out.

“A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman
This really peaked my interest. I'm honestly a sucker for stories about European monarchy. Doesn't really matter which be it about the British, French, Spanish, German, Italian. I love the intrigue, the proper speech, and the etiquette.

“Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon
Well that was a bust. Can I please have the 3 hours of my life back. I just didn't like the tone of this story. It felt that the plot was choppy, and I just feel that I could have been washing dishes with the time I spent reading this.

“Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland
No, just no! How could this story end like this? WTF am I missing? I'm not a history buff; so I need to do some personal homework on the time period. I'm throughly nonplussed right now.

City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland
Okay, so the theory behind this post-Slip is just weird. How in the world does this even make sense?>_<</spoiler>

"Bombshells" by Jim Butcher
I've been looking forward to reading this. It would have been nice to have read this before I read Cold Days, but I didn't. So we are following Molly's perspective in this story, and honestly I am not a fan.