Category: 4 1/2 stars

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 […]

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 […]