Category: 4 1/2 stars

Horror Most Unique: SING ME YOUR SCARS by Damien Angelica Walters

Horror Most Unique: SING ME YOUR SCARS by Damien Angelica Walters
Posted March 19, 2015 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 5 Comments

Sing Me Your Scars (Apex Voices #03) by Damien Angelica Walters Genre: Adult horror short stories Publisher: Apex Publications Release date: March 10 2015 Source: eARC from publisher Pages: 200 The nitty-gritty: A powerful collection of disturbing but compelling reflections on pain, abuse and loss, beautifully written. I left the first bridge alone. It didn’t […]

Good, Creepy Fun: HARRISON SQUARED by Daryl Gregory – Review

Good, Creepy Fun: HARRISON SQUARED by Daryl Gregory – Review
Posted March 16, 2015 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory Genre: Adult horror (marketed as adult, but perfect for teens) Publisher: Tor Books Release date: March 24 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 320 The nitty-gritty: A hysterically funny Lovecraftian horror story, perfect for both teens and adults. “What? You think I want you to go to school? Then […]

The Beauty. The Horror. THE DAMNED by Andrew Pyper – Review

The Beauty. The Horror. THE DAMNED by Andrew Pyper – Review
Posted February 19, 2015 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The Damned by Andrew Pyper Genre: Adult horror Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release date: February 10 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 304   The nitty-gritty: A top-notch horror story with depth and emotion, beautifully written, with enough chills to keep me on edge. Sometimes there is a scent that precedes her appearances, […]

Unique & Thought Provoking: THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN by Marcus Sedgwick – Review

Unique & Thought Provoking: THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN  by Marcus Sedgwick – Review
Posted January 23, 2015 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick Genre: Unable to categorize! Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Release date: January 6 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 336 The nitty-gritty: A quartet of interlinked stories set in different time periods, joined together by the recurring theme of the spiral. A complex story that requires some thought […]

A Creepy & Gothic Tale: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue – Review

A Creepy & Gothic Tale: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue – Review
Posted November 21, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Giveaways, Reviews / 16 Comments

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue Genre: Adult Paranormal/Psychological Publisher: Picador Release date: October 7 2014 Source: ARC from publisher Pages: 272 The nitty-gritty: A creepy, atmospheric tale that delves into the terrors of childhood and the regrets and disappointments of adulthood. Believing himself invisible,  Jack Peter was surprised when they remembered to […]

A Tortured Superhero: THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini – Review

A Tortured Superhero: THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini – Review
Posted November 17, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini Genre: Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Publisher: Picador Release date: November 4 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 320 The nitty-gritty: Violent, dark, and unexpected, a story about saving the people you love, without destroying yourself in the process. I took the gun out, a familiar […]

One Boy’s Unusual Search for Himself: 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith – Review

One Boy’s Unusual Search for Himself: 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith – Review
Posted September 2, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith Genre: Young adult contemporary Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release date: September 2 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 288 The nitty-gritty: An unusual but fascinating main character, a unique and touching friendship, and a journey of self-discovery that completely immerses the reader. How […]

Adventure & Airships: THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan

Adventure & Airships: THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan
Posted August 25, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 19 Comments

The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter (The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1) by Rod Duncan Genre: Adult Steampunk Publisher: Angry Robot Books Release date: August 26 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 384 The nitty-gritty: A rollicking steampunk adventure, filled with intricate twists and turns, top-notch world building, and a heroine that quickly became […]

The Corn is Back! – BLIGHTBORN by Chuck Wendig – Review

The Corn is Back! – BLIGHTBORN by Chuck Wendig – Review
Posted July 24, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2) by Chuck Wendig Genre: Young adult dystopian Publisher: Skyscape Release date: July 29 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 528 The nitty-gritty: A worthy and energetic sequel, with several new characters to love, filled with action, adventure, secrets, and danger. Jeezum Crow, people—read this book! **Mild spoilers ahead! […]