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The Friday Face-Off: In The Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

The Friday Face-Off: In The Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson










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Top 9 Published Books in 2015!

Throughout the month of January (more like February now, I guess), I will posting various “best of” lists, ranging from the best books I read that were published in 2015, to my top 5 and 4 stars reads of 2015, to the best short fiction of 2015, and to my favorite foodie quotes!

Today, I am happy to announce my…

Top 9 Published Books in 2015!

9. Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan


About the Book:

Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now. Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella’s in ways both professional and personal.

Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella’s life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Why You Should Read It: If you’re looking for a series with a strong female protagonist – look no further! This series is for you! Plus, DRAGONS.

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Monthly Re(ad)cap, Review, and TBR: February – March 2015

Book Reviews


  • Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson (5/5 Rating)
  • Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson (4/5 Rating)
  • Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson (4.5/5 Rating)
  • Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire Trilogy #3) by Mark Lawrence (4.5/5 Rating)

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Book Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: January 6, 2015 (first published January 1, 2015)

Edition: Hardcover, 432 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Superhero, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5

Actually, if I could give Sanderson a superpower it would be cloning. That way he could make clones to work on all his books at once! Continue reading

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