Category: Reviews


INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine – Review

INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine – Review
Posted 28 June, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine Genre: Young adult fantasy Publisher: New American Library Release date: July 7 2015 Source: ARC from publisher Pages: 352 The nitty-gritty: A thrilling, tension-filled start to a new series that fans of The Hunger Games should not miss. Jess slowed to a job as he […]

DARKHAVEN by A.F.E. Smith – Review

DARKHAVEN by A.F.E. Smith – Review
Posted 22 June, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

Darkhaven by A.F.E. Smith Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperVoyager Release date: July 2 2015 (e-book only) Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 400 The nitty-gritty: A beautifully written and perfectly paced debut with unique world-building, wonderfully nuanced characters, and oh yes, I cried at the end. There were very few women in Darkhaven; it was […]

COCOON by David Saperstein – Review

COCOON by David Saperstein – Review
Posted 15 June, 2015 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 4 Comments

Cocoon by David Saperstein Genre: Adult science fiction Publisher: Talos Press Release date: April 2014 Source: Finished paperback from publisher Pages: 256   The nitty-gritty: Not quite like the movie, but a good read all the same, Cocoon has humor and heart to spare. When I found out that Cocoon is the book that the […]

DAY SHIFT by Charlaine Harris – Review

DAY SHIFT by Charlaine Harris – Review
Posted 12 June, 2015 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris Genre: Adult urban fantasy Publisher: Ace Release date: May 2015 Source: ARC from publisher Pages: 320 The nitty-gritty: Even though it’s thin on plot, Day Shift is full of heart, small town secrets, quirky townsfolk and plenty of supernatural beasts. “The boy is growing at twenty times […]

SWEET by Emmy Laybourne – Review

SWEET by Emmy Laybourne – Review
Posted 8 June, 2015 by Tammy in 2 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne Genre: Young adult suspense Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Release date: June 2 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 288 The nitty-gritty: A story that starts out strong, but soon turns into a silly mess with too many plot holes and amateurish writing that just didn’t work for this (non) […]

CASH CRASH JUBILEE by Eli K.P. William – Review

CASH CRASH JUBILEE by Eli K.P. William – Review
Posted 5 June, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 3 Comments

Cash Crash Jubilee: Book One of the Jubilee Cycle by Eli K.P. William Genre: Adult science fiction Publisher: Talos Press Release date: May 2015 Source: Finished hardcover from publisher Pages: 392 The nitty-gritty: A dense and detailed future world that challenged my reading skills, but ultimately rewarded me with a gripping and emotional story. Twilight […]

THE AWESOME by Eva Darrows – Review

THE AWESOME by Eva Darrows – Review
Posted 31 May, 2015 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 8 Comments

The Awesome by Eva Darrows Genre: Young adult horror/humor Publisher: Ravenstone Release date: May 26 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 352 The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced and funny story told by a very mouthy narrator, which ultimately fell into the “too silly” category for me. Have you ever tried running in anything with […]

HIDDEN HUNTRESS (THE MALEDICTION TRILOGY #2) by Danielle L. Jensen – Review

HIDDEN HUNTRESS (THE MALEDICTION TRILOGY #2) by Danielle L. Jensen – Review
Posted 28 May, 2015 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

Hidden Huntress (Malediction Trilogy #2) by Danielle L. Jensen Genre: Young adult fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Release date: June 2 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 464 The nitty-gritty: A slow start but a strong finish, uneven pacing, but still beautifully written. Oh Hidden Huntress, I wanted to love you more! **Spoilers ahead […]

UPROOTED by Naomi Novik – Review

UPROOTED by Naomi Novik – Review
Posted 25 May, 2015 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

Uprooted by Naomi Novik Genre: Adult fantasy Publisher: Del Rey Release date: May 19 2015 Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 448 The nitty-gritty: A glorious, intricate fantasy with strong horror elements, that drew me in and held me spellbound. Next door, Wensa would be cooking chestnuts and dried plums and carrots, with a slab […]