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  • The Masked City review

    The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman Review

    A few months ago, I reviewed The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. It was easily one of the best books I’ve read this year, so naturally, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on its sequel, The Masked City. When I did, I wasn’t...
  • harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    In Defense of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    When it was first announced that not only would there be another Harry Potter story, but that it would be in play form and only debut in London, there was considerable disappointment from Harry Potter fans around the world for whom the trek to England...
  • Age of Myth Review

    Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan Review

    The Legends of the First Empire is a six-book series set in the same world as the Riyria books, but several thousand years in the past. You may get more out of them if you’ve read the Riyria books first, as they provide a detailed account of...
  • Review Scores Mean

    What Our Review Scores Mean

    If you’ve been following Nerd Much for the past year, you might have noticed a recent influx of game reviews, movie reviews, book reviews and TV reviews. Soon, you’ll notice us doing even more reviews across all categories. But, it has been brought to my attention that we should...
  • Hope and Red Review

    Hope and Red by Jon Skovron Review

    Hope and Red is the first entry into brand-new high fantasy series The Empire of Storms Trilogy by Jon Skovron. I was drawn in by the book’s description, and while there are some really enjoyable elements about it, unfortunately, I was ultimately underwhelmed. Skovron has built a truly interesting world here, but it is one...
  • The Invisible Library review

    The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Review

    The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman hooked me with the premise (which promises to appeal to Doctor Who fans): Librarian spies hop through alternate worlds to collect rare books for an enigmatic Library, which exists outside of time and space. It’s a fun YA...
  • company town review

    Company Town by Madeline Ashby Review

    I wanted to like Company Town by Madeline Ashby, I really did; the description and the main character are what pulled me in. The premise sounded incredibly promising, and indeed it is; however, it fails on almost every level in execution. Admittedly, there are a few elements about the book that I...
  • don't you cry review

    Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica Review

    I decided to take a break from my usual fare of fantasy/science fiction and venture into the realm of the edgy psychological thriller with bestselling author Mary Kubica’s Don’t You Cry. I haven’t read her other titles, but they are pretty highly rated, and I enjoy such books as Gone Girl...
  • Children of earth and sky review

    Children of Earth and Sky Review

    I’ve heard many positive things about Canadian fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay, so when I saw that Children of Earth and Sky was coming out, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to acquaint myself with his work. His books can best be described as historical fantasy; that is, they...
  • The wolf in the attic review

    The Wolf In the Attic by Paul Kearney Review

    When I came across The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney, and it promised to “enchant readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman”, I knew I had to read it. Stylistically, it’s not really similar; near as I can tell, this claim is based on the fact that...
  • night shift review

    Night Shift by Charlaine Harris Review

    Let me start out by saying that this is the first Charlaine Harris book I’ve ever read; I’ve always meant to, as I know that her highly popular Sookie Stackhouse series was the inspiration for the TV series True Blood (not that I’m a fan), so I had to see what all...
  • Admiral by Sean Danker Review

    Admiral is the first installment in the new military sci-fi series Evagardian, and marks military man Sean Danker’s debut as an author. This book reminded me vaguely of The Martian but with a much darker twist; the protagonist, referred to only as the Admiral, wakes up from a sleeper pod with three imperial trainees...