Category: Reviews

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review
Posted October 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An action-packed and thrilling story that’s got something for everyone: terrifying monsters, stolen children, evil scientists, and of course, a circus sideshow full of dangerous creatures. Welcome to the show! “Run?” asked Annie. “Run where? The trees close in on all sides. If it’s the woods I need to fear, my fate is […]

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 / 8 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 […]

THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton – Review

THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton – Review
Posted September 29, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Hugely entertaining, this terrifying vision of what our future could be like will keep you turning pages long after bedtime. I loved David Walton’s Supersymmetry, a fast-paced scientific thriller about time travel and alternate realities, so I knew that The Genius Plague was going to be a must-read. And wow, did I have […]

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan – Review

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan – Review
Posted September 25, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A multi-generational saga of a family of witches, with plenty of drama, familiars, and just a touch of magic. I’ve always loved multi-generational stories, although I usually associate them with historical and literary fiction, not fantasy. But Louisa Morgan has combined all three genres into a fascinating and far-reaching tale of a family […]

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 / 10 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 / 23 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 […]