Category: Reviews

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda – Review

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda – Review
Posted September 18, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A compulsively readable tale about the hidden lives of one married couple. Best Day Ever was just what I needed. I’ve been surviving on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy for the last six years, so it was a nice change of pace to read a contemporary thriller for a change. […]

MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE by Brad Abraham- Review

MAGICIANS IMPOSSIBLE by Brad Abraham- Review
Posted September 12, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 22 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Fast and furious, violent and action-packed, this story will make you wish you had magical powers! Brad Abraham’s debut is being billed as “Harry Potter meets James Bond” and after reading Magicians Impossible I have to say that’s a pretty good description. I had several Harry Potter flashback moments while reading this, and […]

GODSGRAVE by Jay Kristoff – Review

GODSGRAVE by Jay Kristoff – Review
Posted September 5, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A bloody good, bloody brilliant sequel in Kristoff’s ode to the Roman Empire. Hey, let’s face it. This story is just bloody. Small, unavoidable spoilers for Nevernight, if you haven’t read it yet. Fair warning! There were several times while reading Godsgrave that I had to stop reading and ask myself, “Did Jay […]

THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein – Review

THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein – Review
Posted August 31, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A heady mix of high entertainment, non-stop action and interesting facts about physics and future technology,  this book was, simply put, a blast! After reading a couple of fellow bloggers’ rave reviews of this book, I knew I had to get a hold of a copy and read it for myself. And they were […]

THE UPLOADED by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review

THE UPLOADED by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review
Posted August 29, 2017 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced, frantic glimpse into the future that left me more puzzled than exhilarated, The Uploaded is one wild ride. Little Venice’s streets were hip-deep in spillover from the Atlantic Ocean, a thick muck choked with the Bubbler’s stink and liquefied corpses and rotting seaweed–a dead town that swallowed bodies and vomited out […]

THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel H. Wilson

THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel H. Wilson
Posted August 14, 2017 by Tammy in Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Part nail-biting historical journey and part Terminator-like thriller, The Clockwork Dynasty will surprise readers with its unexpected emotion, violence and unputdownable, page-turning storytelling. “We cannot succeed,” she says, and her voice is a melody, the chirping of clockwork birds. Indeed, the mechanism that speaks for her was created from a singing wooden clock […]

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 […]

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review
Posted August 3, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A modern-day supernatural mystery cloaked in Victorian garb, with monsters. When I first saw the cover of Strange Practice, I knew it was going to be different from other books I’ve read. This is exactly the kind of cover that grabs my attention: quirky, brightly colored, and there is obviously an interesting story […]

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, […]