Category: 4 stars

THE SPECKLED GOD by Marc Joan – Review

THE SPECKLED GOD by Marc Joan – Review
Posted February 6, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A short but foreboding story about the reincarnation of gods, and one unlucky man who finds himself in the middle of it all. I’ve come to appreciate solid writing and storytelling from the folks at Unsung Stories, and so I was excited to accept The Speckled God for review, which turned out to […]

DEPARTMENT ZERO by Paul Crilley – Review

DEPARTMENT ZERO by Paul Crilley – Review
Posted January 16, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 24 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A clever, inter-dimensional homage to Lovecraft & Co., with lots of action, snark and humor. So here’s the thing. When I set off after the guy who stole the spear, I really didn’t expect to end the night chained to an altar in the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral while my blood is […]

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review
Posted January 9, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett’s latest terrifying story. Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror. In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields. This time the story revolves around wheat fields (OK Kim what’s up with the crop stories??) […]

HAVEN, KANSAS by Alethea Kontis – Review

HAVEN, KANSAS by Alethea Kontis – Review
Posted January 2, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Heart-pounding horror meets a touching story about friendship and family bonds. It’s an odd thing that I start 2017 off by reading three very similar books in a row (and those reviews will all be up in the next week or so). It wasn’t planned, it just shook out that way. If you’ve […]

CONGRESS OF SECRETS by Stephanie Burgis – Review

CONGRESS OF SECRETS by Stephanie Burgis – Review
Posted December 29, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 8 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another winning story from Burgis, filled with political schemes, historical intrigue and plenty of secrets. I really enjoyed Burgis’ Masks and Shadows earlier this year, and so I didn’t hesitate at all when I was offered a review copy of Congress of Secrets. Burgis sets her latest in 1814 Vienna, during the famous […]

TIME SIEGE by Wesley Chu – Review

TIME SIEGE by Wesley Chu – Review
Posted November 29, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An fantastic, action-packed follow-up to Time Salvager, full of complex characters and relationships, and yes, some time travel! I’m always happy to read a Wesley Chu book, especially since he’s the author of one of my favorite science fiction series, the Tao books. And I always love when a favorite author ventures out and […]