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Best of 2008 List: Reviewer Joonigrrl

Our newest reviewer, Joonigrrl aka Loonigrrl aka Leslie, presents the following list to you. I’ve been an avid follower of Loonigrrl’s reviews on Amazon. They’re smart, articulate, and insightful and I thought wouldn’t she be a nice addition to Dear Author. Luckily for us, Joonigrrl agreed to be part of Dear Author and we will be seeing more of her in 2009 (metaphorically and digitally speaking).

  • Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
  • Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
  • The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
  • Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  • The Stone Key (Book 5 of the Obernewtyn Chronicles) by Isobelle Carmody
  • Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
  • The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
  •   The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
  •   Death Angel by Linda Howard
  • Three Nights of Sin by Anne Mallory
  • At the Bride Hunt’s Ball by Olivia Parker
  •   Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
  • Evermore by Lynn Viehl
  • Lord of Sword and Sky C.L. Wilson

Leslie S

can usually be found hunched over her ebook reader or lurking in the romance and sci-fi/fantasy sections of her local bookstores. She discovered her love of fantasy at a young age, reading everything from Piers Anthony to Robert Aspirin and C.S. Lewis. At the age of 12, she picked up a little book called The Thorn Birds, and after crying for five days straight, decided that she liked the romantic elements, but needed a happier ending. Her first tentative visits to the romance section brought her to such favorites as Linda Howard and Judith McNaught where her love of the romance book was born. She then turned to Brenda Joyce, Lisa Kleypas, J.D. Robb, Anne Stuart, and as the years passed, many more. She currently prefers paranormal romance, urban fantasy, traditional fantasy, historical and the occasional YA.


  1. Meljean
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 16:43:00

    I haven’t read all of these, but of those I have, my favorites run very close to loonigrrl’s — not really surprising (I also started following loonigrrl on Amazon for that reason).

    I’d forgotten that Grimspace was released this year. By the end of the year, Jan/Feb releases seem very long ago.

  2. Darlynne
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 18:59:50

    So many good choices. Thanks for another great list.

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