Category: 4 stars

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 17, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another winner for Andy Weir, full of his trademark irreverent humor, non-stop action, and fascinating science. Like many other readers, I was a little scared to read Weir’s follow up to The Martian, which earned five enthusiastic stars from me a few years ago. By now you’ve probably read a bunch of reviews […]

SPLICED by Jon McGoran – Review

SPLICED by Jon McGoran – Review
Posted October 30, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 5 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A super fun read with a cool concept, well drawn characters, and some social commentary for those who like depth with their action. This might be the quickest I have ever read a book! I got through Spliced in just over a twenty-four hour time period, mostly because I stayed home sick from […]

MARY ROSE by Geoffrey Girard – Review

MARY ROSE by Geoffrey Girard – Review
Posted October 23, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A stylish and atmospheric tale, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, that sneaks up on you slowly. The creepy mirror was full-size and seemed unnaturally enormous hanging on the wall that way and reflecting only darkness. Framed in antique scrollwork, the glass within was pitch-black, and there was no image beyond the impression […]

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review
Posted October 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An action-packed and thrilling story that’s got something for everyone: terrifying monsters, stolen children, evil scientists, and of course, a circus sideshow full of dangerous creatures. Welcome to the show! “Run?” asked Annie. “Run where? The trees close in on all sides. If it’s the woods I need to fear, my fate is […]

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan – Review

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan – Review
Posted September 25, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A multi-generational saga of a family of witches, with plenty of drama, familiars, and just a touch of magic. I’ve always loved multi-generational stories, although I usually associate them with historical and literary fiction, not fantasy. But Louisa Morgan has combined all three genres into a fascinating and far-reaching tale of a family […]

MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE by Brad Abraham- Review

MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE by Brad Abraham- Review
Posted September 12, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Fast and furious, violent and action-packed, this story will make you wish you had magical powers! Brad Abraham’s debut is being billed as “Harry Potter meets James Bond” and after reading Magicians Impossible I have to say that’s a pretty good description. I had several Harry Potter flashback moments while reading this, and […]

TRUTHERS by Geoffrey Girard – Review

TRUTHERS by Geoffrey Girard – Review
Posted July 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fun, fast-paced thriller about the conspiracy theories behind 9/11, this contemporary YA will give teens (and adults!) plenty to think about. I don’t usually read YA thrillers, but when Geoffrey Girard asks you to read his book, you do! I have to admit I don’t know much about conspiracy theories—although my sixteen […]

GEEK ACTUALLY (Episodes 1-4) – Review

GEEK ACTUALLY (Episodes 1-4) – Review
Posted June 22, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 8 Comments

Big thanks to Wunderkind PR and Serial Box for the chance to review this hysterically funny and geeky series! When I was first pitched Geek Actually, the latest from the innovative folks at Serial Box, I was a little hesitant. After all, the covers scream “Contemporary chick lit!” which is definitely not my thing. But […]