Category: 4 stars

THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi – Review

THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi – Review
Posted May 4, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An awesome sci-fi concept with limitless possibilities, with plenty of action and emotion to make this a novella you won’t want to miss. “I know what side of the street I like better. But you don’t always get to choose the side of the street you walk on.” ~ Tony Valdez This may […]

THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi – Review

THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi – Review
Posted March 21, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Biting humor and politics collide in Scalzi’s latest, a fast-paced trip through space. Within two days, Kiva was within five million marks of going into the black for the trip. “I’m a fucking financial genius,” she said, to Captain Blinnikka, back on the Yes, Sir. “Or you’re war profiteering,” Blinnikka said. “I’m not […]

STAR’S END by Cassandra Rose Clarke – Review

STAR’S END by Cassandra Rose Clarke – Review
Posted March 13, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A thought-provoking family saga set far in the future, with corporate intrigue, secrets and plenty of finely drawn relationships between children and their parents. Star’s End was not the Cassandra Rose Clarke book I was expecting. But then again, I didn’t really have any expectations when I started, other than I knew that […]

THUNDERBIRD by Chuck Wendig – Review

THUNDERBIRD by Chuck Wendig – Review
Posted February 28, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Miriam Black is back and kicking ass in the desert! And even if you haven’t read the first three books of the series, take note: I haven’t read them, and I had a hell of a great time with this book. Arizona license. Steven McArdle. Got forty bucks in there and a MasterCard, […]

THE SPECKLED GOD by Marc Joan – Review

THE SPECKLED GOD by Marc Joan – Review
Posted February 6, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 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 / 26 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 / 16 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 […]