Author: Tammy

THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu – Review

THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu – Review
Posted February 19, 2018 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Dark, complex and terrifying, The Hunger fuses historical events with a creeping, supernatural horror, making this a standout book of 2018. A quick note for those who might be sensitive to the use of the word “Indian” when talking about Native Americans: Please note that during the timeframe of these events, Native Americans […]

Over-Booked [82] – A Book Haul Post

Over-Booked [82] – A Book Haul Post
Posted February 17, 2018 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 36 Comments

Welcome to Over-Booked, where I share my latest and greatest book acquisitions! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I am declaring a BAN on NetGalley for the rest of the month, and possibly even March! Let’s see how well I can stick […]

How I Write Reviews

How I Write Reviews
Posted February 15, 2018 by Tammy in Discussions / 49 Comments

OK you guys, time for something different! I thought I would interview myself about how I go about writing book reviews for this blog, and I’d love to hear how YOU write reviews as well. I know we all have different styles and each one adds something different to the book blogging world. There is […]

PRIDE AND PROMETHEUS by John Kessel – Review

PRIDE AND PROMETHEUS by John Kessel – Review
Posted February 12, 2018 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A highly inventive mash-up of Pride and Prejudice and Frankenstein, told in pitch perfect prose that evokes the styles of both Jane Austen and Mary Shelley. What do you get when you take two beloved classics, one gothic and one romantic, and mash them together? In this case, you get a fascinating tale of […]

SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft – Review

SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft – Review
Posted February 5, 2018 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 24 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A surprisingly well-written, well crafted and thrilling adventure. I still recall a line from that feckless Everyman’s Guide. It said something like, “the Tower’s real trade is in whimsy, adventure, and romance.” I cannot image a less accurate trio. Though, who in their right minds would’ve come if the editors had said, “the […]

Waiting on Wednesday [285] – THE UNDERWATER BALLROOM SOCIETY edited by Tiffany Trent & Stephanie Burgis

Waiting on Wednesday [285] – THE UNDERWATER BALLROOM SOCIETY edited by Tiffany Trent & Stephanie Burgis
Posted January 31, 2018 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 31 Comments

Waiting on Wednesdays is the brainchild of Jill at Breaking the Spine, and because Jill isn’t hosting it any more, I’m now linking up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. Stop over there and link up your “Can’t Wait” book of the week! This idea sounds so cool! And the idea of an underground […]