Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

Best Fiction of 2008, and changes to my review system

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer Didn't know there was a "witty YA romance set in the Regency era" genre? Well, you do now.
The Host by Stephanie Meyer Meyer became a household name this year, with her Twilight series soaring to new heights of popularity. In what I think her best work to date, she redefines the genre of romantic SF.
Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling Think a hard sci fi writer won't tackle issues like aging, beauty, and art? Think again.
The Autumn Castle by Kim Wilkins This lyrical treasure will give hope to anyone who thinks the golden age of urban fantasy is over.

Companion to Wolves by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
Sword of Albion by Rosemary Edghill and Andre Norton
The Sleeping God by Violette Malan
Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

Click here for last year's best fiction.

As of today, I am going to switch from a five-star rating system to a grade point rating system. I've been talking about this for a while. I think it will allow me more nuance. I am also going to try out using an outline or summary outside the cut, with Title, Author, Genre, Grade, and similar categories, but that is more experimental and I may not do it beyond January.
Tags: books, books 2008, fiction, five stars
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