Archive of Fantasy

05Mar2018

Book #9: The Snow Child

Before last week, if someone had told me what I needed in my life was another fairy tale retelling novel, I would have laughed at them and rolled my eyes.  I mean, we’re over it, am I right?  You, me, my kids, all the people.  No more fairy tales, unless they’re really awesome.  Oh wait, I guess I would if they’re really awesome. Enter The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Yes, this novel is

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28Feb2018
Author
Jenny
Category
100 Book Challenge, Fantasy, Fiction

Book #8: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

I was positive I’d reviewed this book.  I scoured the blog for the post I was sure I had written, but came up empty.  Then I checked Goodreads and found I’d read it in 2012, but in November, after the great drought had begun on the blog.  If only I could have kept it together for a few more months so I could have written my first impressions!  Reading it a second time was definitely worth

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22Feb2018
Author
Jenny
Category
Fantasy, Fiction, Self-help, Young Adult

Book #7 Geoffrey P. Ward’s Guide to Villainy

Last week I made a trip to the Life, the Universe and Everything Writing Conference.  I had heard about this conference from my writer sister-in-law who is in the know about these sorts of things.  As a birthday present, my husband surprised me with a plane ticket to go with Caren and not really knowing what to expect, I excitedly headed off. I write.  Sort of.  I have mounds of thoughts an

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19Oct2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Fantasy, Fiction
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Kinda sorta like Jane Austen

I don't dare say that I've read some books that are remniscient of Jane Austen because I'm afraid that the secret Austen mafia that patrols the internet for blasphemous claims about their idol will hunt me down and sew me into an inescapable corset, doomed to take shallow breaths the rest of my life.  Or I'd get some hateful e-mails.  So let's just say that I've read a couple of books that aspir

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Caught up in four sentences or less

Oh my, what a summer I've had.  Between preparing for a cross-country move, driving about two thousand miles for a wedding and a vacation, moving 1700 miles away to the East Coast, frantically unpacking and getting ready for school to start, writing reviews of books has been so low on my list it nearly fell off.  But I'm back!  I'm ready to get caught up and dive into reviews!  Instead of decl

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18Jul2011
Author
Caren
Category
Fantasy, Kids, Mystery
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Three series I can’t get enough of

It's been awfully quiet on the RHE front lately, thanks to big moves for both of our families.  But even though life's chaos has gotten in the way of blogging, I have been doing a lot of fun summer reading.  And I'm betting that after long days spent unpacking, Jenny has likely managed to sneak in some time late at night with a good book.  Someday, maybe we'll get to hear what has kept her sane

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18Mar2011
Author
Caren
Category
Fantasy, Fiction, Kids
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How embarrassing!

You know it's been a long time since you've posted when you go to log in and you can't remember your password for the new site. Heh heh, how embarrassing!  Through a series of circumstances that have ramped up the demands on my time, as well as drastically reduced my access to a computer, I have been a huge RedHotEyebrows slacker.  But this is my attempt at doing a whirlwind look at what I've re

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22Dec2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Pathfinder

Sometimes Orson Scott Card writes books that make my brain hurt.  He thoroughly researches the science he uses in his books and even though, more often than not, he turns that science into science fiction, it's still mostly over my head.  For instance, there is no such thing as instantaneous space travel in his sci-fi books.  The plot usually adheres to the rules of travel not exceeding or matc

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29Oct2010
Author
Caren
Category
Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
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Co-review: I Am Not a Serial Killer

It's fitting that this review comes so soon after Jenny recently reviewed Brandon Sanderson's newest book, since Dan Wells credits Sanderson with pushing him to write I Am Not a Serial Killer in the first place. Having Sanderson's support wasn't enough to make it very easy to get a hold of, though. Initially it was only published in the UK, then was released in the US last spring. But I still ha

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20Oct2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Fantasy, Fiction
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The Way of Kings

One of these days I need to stop reading so much and actually write something down.  My pile of finished books keeps growing larger and the blog grows dustier by the minute.  The bigger the pile gets, the more intimidated I get by how far behind I'm getting, which makes me hesitate even more.  It's a vicious cycle.  I should just take notes from Brandon Sanderson who seems to write about a h

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