Monday, February 27, 2012

Mihir on FBC December 2011 - January 2012

First of all, happy birthday to Mihir who became one year older yesterday; or so he wants us to believe. I think he's angling for birthday presents. While I sort things out, here are his posts from December and January on Fantasy Book Critic:

Review: December 5, 2011 - Legend by Marie Lu
This is a dystopian YA novel from debut author Marie Lu. I don't reach much young adult books, but this one looks like one I may be interested in, Mihir certainly enjoyed it.

Review: December 7, 2011 - Zero Sum by B. Justin Shier
Sequel to his UF debut Zero Sight, a series that has been highly recommended and one of Mihir's top reads last year. I'm hoping to read and review this one sometime soon.

Interview: December 12, 2011 - Kelly Gay
Cool interview from the author of one of my favorite UF series, Charlie Madigan. All three books are reviewed on the blog, here's the latest one The Hour of Dust and Ashes.
Review: December 13, 2011 - Broken Blade by Kelly McCullough
I've only read one previous book from Kelly from his UF Ravirn series, WebMage which I enjoyed. Good to see that his new series also looks to be a good one.

Review: December 16, 2011 - Three Indie Mini-Reviews
Three indie novels are reviewed here which seem like they could be a good read, Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller, The Blood Gate by David Ross Erickson, and Wrath of the White Tigress by David Alastair Hayden.
Review: December 20, 2011 - Stirred by J.A. Konrath & Blake Crouch
An interesting dynamic here as two series by two different authors get a concluding crossover novel. Been hearing good things about this one.

Review: December 22, 2011 - Deadcore: 4 Hardcore Zombie Novellas
I personally don't care much about zombies, and I know Mihir doesn't, so that he enjoyed this anthology from authors Edward M. Erdelac, David James Keaton, Randy Chandler, and Cheetham makes this something worth looking.

Review: December 27, 2011 - Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
This is a novella about Kate Daniels that was available for free for a limited time. It takes place during the events of the forthcoming spinoff novel Gunmetal Magic, which will also include this novella.
News: January 4, 2012 - Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
An update by Peter V. Brett on the status of the series, which includes a tentative date for the 3rd book in the series, The Daylight War for early 2013. Speaking of which, it's time I get my ass in gear and read The Desert Spear.

Review: January 7, 2012 - Imperium by Nicholas Olivo
A novel that caught my attention some months ago, but haven't yet read. I mentioned it to Mihir, who read it and thinks that it's a very good debut. Hopefully I'll find some time for it soon.

Top Reads: January 9, 2012 - Mihir's Top Reads of 2011
Self explanatory, Mihir picks his top reads of 2011. I haven't read most of them, so got some catching up to do.

News: January 10, 2012 - Prequel & Sequel Novellas
Announcing a prequel novella for The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron. An omnibus has been recently released, hope to review it soon. Also, a sequel novella for the Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep. Most recent novel is about to be released, By a Thread.
Review: January 17, 2012 - Dead Eye by Jim Bernheimer
Two novels of this series get reviewed, Pennies for the Ferryman and The Skinwalker Conspiracies. First time I hear of them, and look like must read for urban fantasy fans.
Review: January 18, 2012 - Blue Fall by B. B. Griffith
Looks like some mixed feelings here. The premise of the novel seems interesting though, so certainly curious. Will have to see until I hear more on it though.

Review: January 21, 2012 - Strata by Bradley P. Beaulieu & Stephen Gaskell
Collaboration from two sci-fi authors, apparently winners of the Writers of the Future Award. A 70 page novella getting some high praises around.

Review: January 24, 2012 - Control Point by Myke Cole
First book in the Shadow Ops series, and the first 2012 novel I read. Currently working on my review, should be up within two weeks. Excellent debut novel from a promising author which I recommend to just about anyone.
News: January 25, 2012 - James Rollins
Author of the Sigma Force series, one that Mihir has been nagging me to read for months now. Update on his projects and an author interview for Jon Land.
Review: January 27, 2012 - Dominion by C.S. Friedman
This is a prequel novella to The Coldfire Trilogy, one that has been highly recommended for some time and I should really find time for.
Review: January 31, 2012 - Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
This has to be the most anticipated debut novel of 2012, and from what I can tell it's living up to its promise. Been hearing many good things about it; still need to get a copy of it myself.


  1. Okay, holy snap-dragons on books Mihir! Dang I wish I could get through that many books in 2 months. Happy Birthday to you as well.

    Bastard, I'm with you on The Desert Spear. I've got it here and need to get to reading it. I really loved the first book too. *sigh* need more time!

  2. Melissa, what you should be doing is admonishing Mihir for not posting more here. Don't go easy on him.


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