Category: 4 stars

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 […]

I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas – Review

I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas – Review
Posted August 19, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A hilarious romp through the weird world of a Lovecraft convention, narrated by a murder victim and full of strange characters. The crowd drank with an intensity that only comes with the combination of free alcohol, unsuccessful writers, and high stress. Colleen took sips, and the booze flooded her veins. Raul, as it […]

BURNING by Danielle Rollins – Review

BURNING by Danielle Rollins – Review
Posted June 17, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Giveaways, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A suspenseful young adult tale with awesome female friendships and an intriguing supernatural element. A couple of years ago I read and loved the dark and violent Merciless, written under Rollins’ pen name Danielle Vega. And so when the author offered me a copy of her latest, I was looking forward to more […]

PRIDE’S SPELL by Matt Wallace – Review

PRIDE’S SPELL by Matt Wallace – Review
Posted June 6, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another clever, uproariously funny entry into the Sin du Jour series, with even more non-stop action and supernatural craziness. “Tag, you know ‘half-and-half’ is a pejorative use of an ableist term,” Jett chastises. “Both the minotaur contingent and the centaur contingent find it highly offensive—” “Oh-my-god-Jett-whatever,” Dorsky groans. “They’re a bunch of dudes […]