Looking Glass Reads is a review blog for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and young adult books. We review the new stuff. We review the old stuff we’re embarrassed to say we haven’t read earlier. It is currently run by two people, who you can learn more about below.
Kate writes things, reads things, and writes about things she reads. She’s had a few short stories published, and works as a freelance editor. Fed on a diet of ghost stories and fantasy novels from a young age, she has loved books ever since.
High fantasy has always been her favorite. Give her dragons, wizards, elves, and dwarves any day. Epic fantasy is also awesome, as is dark fantasy. She also loves arcanepunk (you know, magictech and stuff like that) and thinks there should be more of it. She’s recently rediscovered science fiction, and has rekindled her love of the genre. Steampunk, cyberpunk, and time travel and some of her favorite sci-fi subgenres. She also loves novels that touch on alternate dimensions and world line theory. With a family full of art historians, Kate has a great appreciation for art – books with illustrations, manga, graphic novels, comics. Genre doesn’t matter. As long as its got pretty pictures she’s a sucker for it.
Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create.
As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back.
A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication.
Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.