Category: 4 stars

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 […]

THE WARREN by Brian Evenson – Review

THE WARREN by Brian Evenson – Review
Posted September 30, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 4 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A strange and thought-provoking story about loneliness and what it means to be human. For me, memory is not only at times flawed and corrupted but also overlapped and confused, one personality hiding parts of another, blending too, so that the selves within my head sometimes seem many-headed and monstrous or deformed and […]

THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest – Review

THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest – Review
Posted September 19, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 51 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An eerie and heart-stopping ghost story, with unexpected depth. If you love haunted house stories, and especially if you love old houses, you won’t want to miss this one. She took the stairs slower than she could have, stalling the inevitable every step of the way. She didn’t want to let them in. […]

STAY CRAZY by Erica L. Satifka – Review

STAY CRAZY by Erica L. Satifka – Review
Posted September 12, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A laugh-out-loud spoof of super stores and inter-dimensional invasion, with surprising human moments intertwined with the humor. Nothing ever changes here, she thought as she removed her shirt, again dreaming of the day she would be allowed to cast off this place. She would take Kevin and together the two of them would […]