Category: 4 1/2 stars

LOST BOY by Christina Henry – Review

LOST BOY by Christina Henry – Review
Posted July 10, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 22 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dark retelling of Peter Pan, steeped in loss and heartbreak, with thrilling action and lots of surprises. We were still children, for all that we thought we weren’t. We were in that in-between place, the twilight between childish things and grown-up things. Childhood still held out a friendly hand to us, if […]

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss – Review

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss – Review
Posted July 3, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A delicious mashup of classic horror literature featuring a wonderfully lively cast of female characters. It was a strange experience, dressing as a man. Everything felt different, everything buttoned a different way. But when she had put on the shirt and trousers, she realized what freedom they would give her. How easily she […]

SPOONBENDERS by Daryl Gregory – Review

SPOONBENDERS by Daryl Gregory – Review
Posted June 26, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 8 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A big, bold and hysterically funny multi-generational family drama, with psychics and con men, and plenty of unexpected heart. It was true that he was unusually nostalgic for a kid, though what he pined for was a time before he was born. He was haunted by the feeling that he’d missed the big […]

KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames – Review

KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames – Review
Posted March 27, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty:  Clever, exciting, irreverent, hysterically funny and surprisingly emotional, Kings of the Wyld is a must-read for EVERYONE. “Castia needs fighters!” [Gabe] shouted above the thunder of stamping feet. “It needs great and glorious bands!” he yelled over the percussive crash of sword and shield. “Castia needs heroes!” he roared, and they roared back […]

METRONOME by Oliver Langmead – Review

METRONOME by Oliver Langmead – Review
Posted January 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 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 […]