Diane Duane: The Book of Night with Moon

The Book of Night with Moon (Feline Wizards #1) by Diane Duane (fantasy, could be YA) This is an amusing book, but it also has more depth to it than you'd expect from a book about cat wizards. It discusses silly things like how cats can seem to appear out of thin air, but also... Continue Reading →

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Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman narrated by Neil Gaiman (fantasy) This is a fascinating look at how you can blend fantasy and thriller and YA fiction without actually being too much of any of it. It is fantasy, but it is grounded in the real world. It has a... Continue Reading →

Ernest Cline: Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (YA dystopian sci-fi/fantasy, light LitRPG) I think I expected too much from this book. Many, MANY of my friends raved about it. What I heard of the premise sounded interesting. And it's got tons of 80's references -- what could be better? Well, frankly, this book could be better. This... Continue Reading →

Marie Lu: Warcross

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu (futuristic fantasy, YA, light LitRPG) This is an amusing book. I wasn't sure at first, because the romance in the book seemed a bit too insta-love-ish. However, once the start of the relationship was established, it got a lot less eye-roll-worthy and became more interesting to read. The game... Continue Reading →

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