Genre: Alternate History

[Review] Going Dark by Monica McCarty

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21 September

What can I say about Going Dark after finally getting through it? Well, Going Dark is not a bad story but it definitely wasn’t a fantastic story.  Going Dark was just an okay story. It is one of those military A-Team type stories I have read quite a few times. A platoon goes missing or is blamed when something goes on a mission. In the case of Going Dark it is they go “missing” and it is assumed they were all killed in action. All is not right on the mission and the survivors must go into hiding. So, Dean… Read more »

[ARC Review] Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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22 October

I read this book as part of the Dewey’s 24hr readathon. Wolf by Wolf is so fascinating that it didn’t feel like I was reading it as part of a challenge. It was easy to read this book in one day. I love the question the author says she asked herself, the afterward, on coming up with this book’s concept, “What if…?” What if, is definitely what Wolf by Wolf is all about. What if Germany and Japan won the WWII? What if Third Reich ruled most of Eastern Hemisphere? Therefore, Hitler would need to die. I think most of… Read more »

[ARC Review] Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

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12 July

Sometimes I am in the mood for some light and entertaining reading. Rebel Mechanics fulfilled my wishes in that regard. I started this book at work and had it read by the time I went to bed that night. I am giving Rebel Mechanics four stars because I really liked the world of magic and mechanics. It was a quick, fun and very entertaining read. Rebel Mechanics is set in the year 1888 in New York City. This is not the New York City one would know from the history books. America is still a colony of the British Empire,… Read more »

[Manga Mondays] Hikaru no Go

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11 August
[Manga Mondays] Hikaru no Go

Welcome back to Manga Monday! Today we’re looking at the manga Hikaru no Go, written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. Hikaru no Go is a Shounen title, and began its serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump in 1998. It wone the Shogakukan Manga award in 2000 (a high honor), and caused a reawaken in the fad of Go. We’ll get more in to what that means in a bit. The series spawned an anime that didn’t follow the whole length of the manga, but still encouraged a hopeful and very uplifting ending, and became very popular even in America. It currently is… Read more »

[ARC Review] Tents of the Righteous by Eric Blair

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04 August

I need to preface this review by saying that Tents of the Righteous is one of the most disturbing things  I have ever read. Don’t get me wrong, I deeply appreciate and thoroughly enjoy a disturbing read. Horror and gruesome violence are frequent themes in my reading, but the casual brutality of this book hit a new level with me. I don’t know how else to put that into perspective other than to present the fact: Tents of the Righteous is just over 200 pages, and in those pages we’re looking at over a million people dead. Let that sink in for a moment before… Read more »

[Review] Leviathan – Leviathan #1

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23 January

I love alternate history, and I love original world-building. These two things are in great abundance in the introductory work to Scott Westerfield’s Leviathan series. Unfortunately, I also love creative characters and novels with self-contained narratives. These two things were in shorter supply. It is definitely refreshing to see someone take up an alternate history novel that is not set in World War Two or the Cold War, and Westerfield does a wonderful job of laying the undertones for conflict without hobbling himself to real world events. ‘Clankers’ and ‘Darwinists’ facing off made for a surprisingly compelling read, and I… Read more »