Category: 4 stars

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 […]

ROSES AND ROT by Kat Howard – Review

ROSES AND ROT by Kat Howard – Review
Posted May 31, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dreamy and magical story about fairy tales, real and imagined. Happily ever after is the dropping of a curtain, a signal for applause. It is not a guarantee, and it always has a price. From the moment I saw this darkly atmospheric cover, I knew I had to read Roses and Rot. […]

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel – Review

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel – Review
Posted May 26, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fascinating concept, political intrigue, plenty of mysteries, but written in a format that might not work for every reader. I love reading hyped books like Sleeping Giants, because I like to form my own opinions. Sleeping Giants has received all sorts of starred reviews from review journals, but in the blogging community, […]

first communions by Geoffrey Girard – Review

first communions by Geoffrey Girard – Review
Posted April 29, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A bunch of stories that will make you very uncomfortable. And that’s a good thing! God watches as you bring another into the room. He does not take his eyes off you. Sits in his LifeChair exactly where you parked him two days before. White beard and tubes. His cartridge core throbs, like […]