Category: 4 1/2 stars

COMPANY TOWN by Madeline Ashby – Review

COMPANY TOWN by Madeline Ashby – Review
Posted June 20, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A stellar science fiction mystery with awesome characters and some unexpected romance. “I’ll call you before you go to sleep,” he said. “I can see it, when your heart slows down. That’s how I know when to call. I keep your heart—the icon of your heart—in one corner of my vision. All the […]

THE VOODOO KILLINGS by Kristi Charish – Review

THE VOODOO KILLINGS by Kristi Charish – Review
Posted May 30, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 22 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A twisty plot full of zombies, ghosts, murders, magic and mayhem, darkly atmospheric with Charish’s special brand of snarky humor. The way Cameron’s pupils focused on me, part of him still had to be in there. There was no way he was a four-line, permit-friendly zombie—the temporary kind you were still allowed to […]

CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar – Review

CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar – Review
Posted May 23, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Intricate and otherworldly, emotional and thought provoking, Tidhar’s vision of the future is both familiar and alien at the same time. With each season a new godling appeared in the streets and alleyways of Central Station. They were nebulous things, more than human, less than Other, like semi-sentient sculptures which straddles both the […]

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey – Review

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey – Review
Posted April 8, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 3 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An unexpectedly entertaining and emotional story, whose prison drama and tough characters outshine the paranormal story-line. The Girl with All the Gifts was a top ten read for me a couple of years ago, and so it was with great anticipation that I started M.R. Carey’s follow-up, Fellside. And while it didn’t completely blow […]

THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky – Review

THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky – Review
Posted February 25, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 29 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fun and furious romp with the gods through Manhattan, an intricately plotted murder mystery, and a delightful and refreshingly chaste romance. “One half brother with a huge penis, another with giant testicles. No wonder I’ve never gotten along with my family.”                                     – Selene DiSilva I was so excited when I was […]

ENVY OF ANGELS by Matt Wallace – Review

ENVY OF ANGELS by Matt Wallace – Review
Posted January 3, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A laugh-out loud skewering of the fast-food industry, filled with funny dialog and memorable characters. I have to admit, when I first saw the cover for Envy of Angels, I immediately filed it in the “I hate the cover so I don’t want to read this book” compartment of my brain. Typically I […]