Category: Reviews

COMPANY TOWN by Madeline Ashby – Review

COMPANY TOWN by Madeline Ashby – Review
Posted June 20, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A stellar science fiction mystery with awesome characters and some unexpected romance. “I’ll call you before you go to sleep,” he said. “I can see it, when your heart slows down. That’s how I know when to call. I keep your heart—the icon of your heart—in one corner of my vision. All the […]

BURNING by Danielle Rollins – Review

BURNING by Danielle Rollins – Review
Posted June 17, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Giveaways, Reviews / 12 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A suspenseful young adult tale with awesome female friendships and an intriguing supernatural element. A couple of years ago I read and loved the dark and violent Merciless, written under Rollins’ pen name Danielle Vega. And so when the author offered me a copy of her latest, I was looking forward to more […]

PRIDE’S SPELL by Matt Wallace – Review

PRIDE’S SPELL by Matt Wallace – Review
Posted June 6, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another clever, uproariously funny entry into the Sin du Jour series, with even more non-stop action and supernatural craziness. “Tag, you know ‘half-and-half’ is a pejorative use of an ableist term,” Jett chastises. “Both the minotaur contingent and the centaur contingent find it highly offensive—” “Oh-my-god-Jett-whatever,” Dorsky groans. “They’re a bunch of dudes […]

ROSES AND ROT by Kat Howard – Review

ROSES AND ROT by Kat Howard – Review
Posted May 31, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dreamy and magical story about fairy tales, real and imagined. Happily ever after is the dropping of a curtain, a signal for applause. It is not a guarantee, and it always has a price. From the moment I saw this darkly atmospheric cover, I knew I had to read Roses and Rot. […]

THE VOODOO KILLINGS by Kristi Charish – Review

THE VOODOO KILLINGS by Kristi Charish – Review
Posted May 30, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 19 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A twisty plot full of zombies, ghosts, murders, magic and mayhem, darkly atmospheric with Charish’s special brand of snarky humor. The way Cameron’s pupils focused on me, part of him still had to be in there. There was no way he was a four-line, permit-friendly zombie—the temporary kind you were still allowed to […]

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel – Review

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel – Review
Posted May 26, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fascinating concept, political intrigue, plenty of mysteries, but written in a format that might not work for every reader. I love reading hyped books like Sleeping Giants, because I like to form my own opinions. Sleeping Giants has received all sorts of starred reviews from review journals, but in the blogging community, […]

CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar – Review

CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar – Review
Posted May 23, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Intricate and otherworldly, emotional and thought provoking, Tidhar’s vision of the future is both familiar and alien at the same time. With each season a new godling appeared in the streets and alleyways of Central Station. They were nebulous things, more than human, less than Other, like semi-sentient sculptures which straddles both the […]