Category: 5 stars

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer – Review #RRSciFiMonth

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 27, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A strange, dangerous and magical glimpse into a future world, told in stunningly beautiful prose. Now, too, patterns began to emerge. There were people who seemed to just disappear, and the city had no answer for this except rumors—murmurs of an invisible killer from the tattered remnants of Wick’s contacts and my contact […]

THE NINE by Tracy Townsend – Review

THE NINE by Tracy Townsend – Review
Posted November 6, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A complex and unique story that delivers on all levels. Simply brilliant! I was initially drawn to The Nine because of it’s brightly colored cover, but believe me when I say the cover pales in comparison to the story that’s inside. This is one of my best, happiest surprises of the year, and […]

THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman – Review

THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman – Review
Posted October 9, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Luminous and magical, The Rules of Magic is Alice Hoffman at her best. Today everything smelled earthy, the rich scent of mulch and decaying leaves and roots. It was an ending and a beginning, for the month itself was like a gate. October began as a golden hour and ended with Samhain, the […]

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted August 7, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Magical, exciting, emotional and full of human truths, Black Light Express takes what Philip Reeve started in Railhead, expands upon it, and makes it even better. Zen sat awkwardly watching, with Nova’s head on his lap as if it were a bag or something. He had imagined finding Nova alive, and he had […]

THE QUEEN OF SWORDS by R.S. Belcher – Review

THE QUEEN OF SWORDS by R.S. Belcher – Review
Posted July 27, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Belcher is in high form with this epic adventure tale that spans generations, a story that puts its female characters front and center. Stand back, men! It’s always a pleasure to read a new R.S. Belcher story, and it’s even more exciting when that story is set in one of my favorite universes, […]

PHANTOM PAINS by Mishell Baker – Review

PHANTOM PAINS by Mishell Baker – Review
Posted March 20, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Giveaways, Reviews / 19 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another stellar entry in The Arcadia Project series, with plenty of magic, action, danger and some seriously wonderful characterizations. Once again, Mishell Baker has knocked it out of the park, with her follow-up to Borderline. Book two in The Arcadia Project series picks up a few months after the last book, and Baker […]

SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty – Review

SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty – Review
Posted January 31, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An addictive, fast-paced science fiction thriller in space, full of buried secrets, cool tech and endlessly interesting characters. I loved the premise for Six Wakes when it first made its way onto my radar, but I had no idea what I was in for when I started reading. This is one of those […]

GEMINA by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Review

GEMINA by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Review
Posted December 26, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 6 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A feast for the eyes, Gemina surpasses Illuminae in both story and format. This is one science fiction series you need to be reading! According to Goodreads, I finished Gemina on December 7th, which was about three weeks ago. Due to life-stuff, I haven’t posted any reviews since then, which I feel terrible […]