Category: 5 stars

RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve – Review

RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted April 5, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An instant classic, Railhead deserves a spot up there with some of the best young adult fantasy/science fiction ever written. The train was gone, but he could still see her, striding along beside him in the sodium glow from the trackside lamps. The smell of space clung to her, rich and smoky. What […]

BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker – Review

BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker – Review
Posted March 25, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I’ve been salivating over this amazing cover for months now, and I was so excited […]

THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin – Review

THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin – Review
Posted December 14, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An intricately woven tale, a dangerous and deadly world, full of wonderfully layered characters and uncommon world-building elements. I was late to the party, but as the saying goes, “Better late than never!” The Fifth Season has been on my reading list for a while, but because it wasn’t a review book, it […]

THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES by M.H. Boroson – Review

THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES by M.H. Boroson – Review
Posted November 5, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A magical tale steeped in Chinese folklore and history, with memorable characters, exciting action, humor and one very special eyeball spirit named Mr. Yanqiu. “This wood came from a peach tree that grew at Mount Longhu,” I said, “in the shadow of the Hanging Coffins. My husband cut the wood himself. He was […]

DRAGON COAST by Greg van Eekhout – Review

DRAGON COAST by Greg van Eekhout – Review
Posted September 8, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fantastic end to a unique and magical story, and a world that I didn’t want to leave behind. Sam lived in a world of bones. He found them throughout the dragon, wherever he walked, embedded in the tissues lining every artery, every organ, every cavity, like fossils in rock. The bones came […]

NIGHTWISE by R.S. Belcher – Review

NIGHTWISE by R.S. Belcher – Review
Posted August 21, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dark and dangerous magical world, an awesome anti-hero, stellar writing—what more do you need? My skin was covered with tattoos and scars. A lot of my ink was work related, you might say. Symbols, formulas, pacts, and wards. My scars, ah, my scars. They came from motorcycle accidents, knives, bullets, claws, broken […]