Category: 4 1/2 stars

HEARTSTONE by Elle Katharine White – Review

HEARTSTONE by Elle Katharine White – Review
Posted January 13, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 34 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 […]

ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson – Review

ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson – Review
Posted November 21, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Weird and wild, this is one alien invasion story you don’t want to miss. “Give him a change of clothes,” says Oyin Da. She code-switches into Yoruba where her speech is not so devoid of emotion. “I’m not going to see potential adversaries smelling of meat.” “Touch these clothes and you die,” I […]

THE RISE OF IO by Wesley Chu – Review

THE RISE OF IO by Wesley Chu – Review
Posted October 28, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 10 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced adventure, back in the exciting world of the quasing, with some new characters, old friends, and plenty of cons, deals and double-crosses. “I’m surprised a man of your qualities managed to find a woman to produce an offspring.” “For every ugly and desperate man, there is an equally ugly and desperate […]

THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das – Review

THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das – Review
Posted August 4, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Mesmerizing, beautiful, raw and shocking, The Devourers is a completely unique werewolf story that brings something new to the genre. She-wolf you, Cyrah, moon-shone maiden, I kissed you on your lips, licking the aphrodisiac of your burning anger. My second self struggled to emerge like the latent orgasm but I held it back, […]

PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson – Review

PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson – Review
Posted July 11, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced, globe-trotting adventure, with plenty of mystery, humor and characters that will grow on you. In my “old” book collecting days, F. Paul Wilson was one of the authors whose books I bought and read, but it’s been years since I’ve even thought about him, until Tor asked me if I’d like […]