Carmilla Reads

My name is Carmilla Voiez and I am a book addict. I write, mostly horror and urban fantasy, and I read across a wide spectrum of genres.
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July2020
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welcome to my review of Hidden Lake My thoughts Rating: 5 Genre: Would I recommend it?Yes Would I read more of the series? Y...
Uncomfortable truths written in easily understood language
The thrust of this easy to read and highly informative book is that power structures in America and disenfranchised whites have one thing that bind them together, a determinat...
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson
July2020
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Maureen McHugh's science fiction short stories are always stimulating. Today, on tor.com, one of her most recent short storie...
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This alternative Britain, where everyone owes a decade of slavery to the magic-using elite, is grimly plausible. Take away th...
I wish it had better characters.
Apologies to Char who I know loves this book, but... I didn't enjoy it. On the one hand, as with The Elementals, the sense of place that McDowell evokes in his writing and the...
Cold Moon Over Babylon - Michael McDowell
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Cold Moon Over Babylon - Michael McDowell
July2020
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text: Reading progress update: I've read 174 out of 292 pages.
Am I the only horror lover who finds the baddies in Cold Moon over Babylon ridiculous? They're like Laurel and Hardy caricatures.
Cold Moon Over Babylon - Michael McDowell
July2020
23
Power and Fear
This book was recommended to me on Twitter. I’d replied to a thread about SciFi and said I thought I didn’t like the genre until I read some SciFi by women, and cited Margaret...
The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin
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The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin
July2020
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Motherhood angst x 1,000,000
The novel is written as a series of letters from the mother of mass murderer Kevin Khatchadourian to her husband. The mother is Eva Khatchadourian, and Armenian- American woma...
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
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We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
June2020
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So I know that we all are feeling frustrated with Booklikes these days. Our posts crash. We can't comment on each other posts...
Class war and magic
Gilded Cage is a bit like Animal Farm with magic. It's told from the perspective of seven characters, and set in an alternate Britain where the ruling class are called Equals ...
Gilded Cage - Vic James

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