CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber – Review

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber – Review
Posted January 23, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: More Alice in Wonderland than The Night Circus, Garber’s debut is full of atmosphere and magic, but left me confused and scratching my head as well. I was so excited when I won a copy of Caraval from Goodreads, and I was even more excited when I got my act together and read […]

METRONOME by Oliver Langmead – Review

METRONOME by Oliver Langmead – Review
Posted January 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A magical and thrilling adventure into the world of dreams. It looks as if someone has attempted to build a clock but did not know when to stop. It is a cataclysm of clockwork parts in synchronized motion arranged in the shape of a frigate. The ship has no sails, barely any hull […]

Best Books of 2016 – Giveaway Hop!

Best Books of 2016 – Giveaway Hop!
Posted January 18, 2017 by Tammy in Giveaway Hop / 71 Comments

I’m excited to be participating in the Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mary at Bookhounds! There are lots of other blogs participating, so check out the links at the end of this post to hop around and try your luck:-) For my giveaway, I’m offering one international winner the choice of one of […]

DEPARTMENT ZERO by Paul Crilley – Review

DEPARTMENT ZERO by Paul Crilley – Review
Posted January 16, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A clever, inter-dimensional homage to Lovecraft & Co., with lots of action, snark and humor. So here’s the thing. When I set off after the guy who stole the spear, I really didn’t expect to end the night chained to an altar in the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral while my blood is […]

HEARTSTONE by Elle Katharine White – Review

HEARTSTONE by Elle Katharine White – Review
Posted January 13, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 29 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An imaginative Pride and Prejudice retelling that will delight readers with its incredible world-building, deft characterizations and thrilling action. When I heard this book described as “Pride and Prejudice with dragons,” my first reaction was “Yes!” But then I thought, “Huh? That sounds…weird?” This was an odd book for me because of the […]

Thirteen 2016 Books I Still Haven’t Read

Thirteen 2016 Books I Still Haven’t Read
Posted January 10, 2017 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 32 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers are given a bookish top ten theme each week to blog about. This week, we’re talking about reading regrets, specifically the books we meant to read last year but just couldn’t manage. Story of my life! I went through my physical stacks […]

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review
Posted January 9, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett’s latest terrifying story. Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror. In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields. This time the story revolves around wheat fields (OK Kim what’s up with the crop stories??) […]