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My Top 10 Books of 2014

January 1, 2015


Most of my favorite books in 2014 are Fantasy. My top read though is the Rosales Saga, a series of five historical and political novels, which trace five generations of two families, namely the Samsons (poor farmers) and the Asperri (wealthy mestizos) through Spanish and American periods in the History of the Philippines up until the pre-Martial Law Period in the 1970s. It's a gripping read that anyone who likes Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet will appreciate. The Rosales Saga is written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose.

All Souls Trilogy #1: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

December 27, 2014


A novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Sounds interesting, right?

Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1: Black Rook by Kelly Meade

December 25, 2014


  She never saw this coming… Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and […]

Dark Kiss of the Reaper by Kristen Painter

December 23, 2014


Despite the dark cover, this book reads more like a family drama featuring rival siblings, disapproving aunts, golden-boy-turns-rebel, and the upstart girlfriend. The siblings just happen to have wings and reap souls for a living, the aunts can manipulate the fates of humans, and the girlfriend is your normal down-on-her-luck-but-nice-girl-who-just-needs-a-break-and-a-dashing-man-who-will-see-her-beauty-and-worth-and-sweep-her-off-her-feet.

The Twelve Treasures: The Sword of Maiden’s Tears by Rosemary Edghill

December 2, 2014


I kept re-reading The Sword of Maiden Tears. For more than 10 years, Melior and Ruth have been in my imagination. Melior was an elf prince lost in New York and Ruth a librarian who found him injured in an alley. Melior had a quest to retrieve his cursed sword and Ruth just wanted to live (because much of her life was taken away from her).

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

November 16, 2014


I don't know if I should be grateful or not for books that could still touch me with their eloquence. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is beautiful beyond the lyrical quality of its writing. It captures the glory and pain of yearning.

Dark Promise by M.L. Guida

November 14, 2014


She has been dreaming about him for years. He wants her and also needs her to save his race. But she is human, not quite 21, and he is a dragon demon living in an alternate universe called the Underworld. He also might just have to abduct her. Wooing her might take too much time, and […]

Ember by Bettie Sharpe

November 7, 2014


A dark and sensual take on Cinderella. She is a witch, with a deformed foot and wild red hair. Her stepmother and stepsisters are whores and Prince Charming is cursed to be adored by everyone. She is the only woman to resist his charms. But by resisting she becomes his object of obsession. He searches for her over the years, until he finds her in the most popular whorehouse in the kingdom.

the battle sylph by lj mcdonald

October 21, 2010


When human magicians open a gate to their world, the sylphs are easily lured. They become slaves of humans who make them work or do battle for them. To enslave a battle sylph, a woman must be sacrificed. But Solie refuses to be sacrificed.

soulless by gail carriger

September 3, 2010


Soulless is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. How does that work? Believe me it does.