Category: 3 stars

HIDDEN HUNTRESS (THE MALEDICTION TRILOGY #2) by Danielle L. Jensen – Review

HIDDEN HUNTRESS (THE MALEDICTION TRILOGY #2) by Danielle L. Jensen – Review
Posted May 28, 2015 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

Hidden Huntress (Malediction Trilogy #2) by Danielle L. Jensen Genre: Young adult fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Release date: June 2 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 464 The nitty-gritty: A slow start but a strong finish, uneven pacing, but still beautifully written. Oh Hidden Huntress, I wanted to love you more! **Spoilers ahead […]

UNSEEMLY SCIENCE by Rod Duncan – Review

UNSEEMLY SCIENCE by Rod Duncan – Review
Posted May 8, 2015 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 4 Comments

Unseemly Science (The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #2) by Rod Duncan Genre: Adult steampunk Publisher: Angry Robot Release date: May 5 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 368 The nitty-gritty: Happily, more of the wonderful character of Elizabeth Barnabus, but ultimately, a plot that sputtered along slowly until it picked up at […]

Humorous Writing with Confusing Action: SEVERANCE by Chris Bucholz – Review

Humorous Writing with Confusing Action: SEVERANCE by Chris Bucholz – Review
Posted January 2, 2015 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

Severance by Chris Bucholz Genre: Adult Science Fiction Publisher: Apex Books Release date: November 2014 Source: e-book from publisher Pages: 324   The nitty-gritty:  A fascinating premise for a story, lots of laugh-out-loud moments, but ultimately a meandering plot that failed to hold my attention. The trolley continued on its way, though by now Stein […]

DEAD FUNNY: HORROR STORIES BY COMEDIANS Edited by Robin Ince & Johnny Mains – Review

DEAD FUNNY: HORROR STORIES BY COMEDIANS Edited by Robin Ince & Johnny Mains – Review
Posted December 5, 2014 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 8 Comments

Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians edited by Robin Ince & Johnny Mains Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Salt Publishing Release date: October 2014 Source: Finished copy from publisher Pages: 199 The nitty-gritty:  A healthy dose of horror from famous British comedians, and a unique collection, but only moderately successful, in this reader’s opinion. So, under […]

Clever but Confusing: SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS by Lexie Dunne – Review

Clever but Confusing: SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS by Lexie Dunne – Review
Posted November 28, 2014 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 3 Comments

This review is part of Sci-Fi November, hosted by Oh, The Books! and Rinn Reads! Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne Genre: Adult Fantasy Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse Release date: November 18 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 336 The nitty-gritty: A clever story that pokes fun at superhero mythology, with some very funny moments, but […]

A Chilly Winter’s Tale: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren – Review

A Chilly Winter’s Tale: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren – Review
Posted October 31, 2014 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 8 Comments

Sublime by Christina Lauren Genre: Young adult paranormal romance Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Release date: October 14 2014 Source: ARC from San Diego Comic Con/eGalley from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 336 The nitty-gritty: An atmospheric and creepy tale, written in gorgeous prose, heavy on the romance, but ultimately confusing in the […]

BROKEN FOREST by Eliza Tilton – Review

BROKEN FOREST by Eliza Tilton – Review
Posted August 18, 2014 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 4 Comments

Broken Forest (The Daath Chronicles: Book One) by Eliza Tilton Genre: Young adult fantasy Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Release date: May 2013 Source: Finished paperback from author Pages: 229 The nitty-gritty: An atmospheric and magical tale that just needs more work, with female characters that mostly disappointed me, but some fierce action scenes that sort […]

Quirky & Erudite: INVISIBLE BEASTS by Sharona Muir – Review

Quirky & Erudite: INVISIBLE BEASTS by Sharona Muir – Review
Posted July 21, 2014 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

Invisible Beasts by Sharona Muir Genre: Adult speculative fiction Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press Release date:  July 15 2014 Source: e-ARC from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 256 The nitty-gritty: A strange and magical look at some very unusual animals, a narrator with an insatiable curiosity, no plot to speak of, but beautifully written. Imagine, however, some […]