Category: Reviews


ENVY OF ANGELS by Matt Wallace – Review

ENVY OF ANGELS by Matt Wallace – Review
Posted January 3, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 6 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A laugh-out loud skewering of the fast-food industry, filled with funny dialog and memorable characters. I have to admit, when I first saw the cover for Envy of Angels, I immediately filed it in the “I hate the cover so I don’t want to read this book” compartment of my brain. Typically I […]

Novella Review: BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor

Novella Review: BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor
Posted December 21, 2015 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 10 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A very short but powerful story about a girl leaving home for the first time, with a strong theme of dealing with prejudice, but a little too short, in my opinion, to fully develop that theme. This is the second work of fiction that I’ve read by Nnedi Okorafor, and I have to […]

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 / 14 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 […]

WEIGHING SHADOWS by Lisa Goldstein – Review

WEIGHING SHADOWS by Lisa Goldstein – Review
Posted November 30, 2015 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 4 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A time travel story with loads of potential and an important message about feminism, which could have benefited from more editing. I’m always up for a good time travel story, and Weighing Shadows seemed like it was going to be a good one. And it was—to an extent. There were many things I enjoyed, […]

RADIANCE by Catherynne M. Valente – Review

RADIANCE by Catherynne M. Valente – Review
Posted November 27, 2015 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A weird and wonderful trip to the stars and planets, a perplexing and unsettling mystery, and a rather frustrating—but ultimately rewarding—reading experience. Pluto and Charon in a verdant jungle embrace: between them grew vines as thick and long and mighty as the Mississippi river, great lily-lime leaves opening, curling toward the distant star […]

Tor.com Novella Review: THE BUILDERS by Daniel Polansky

Tor.com Novella Review: THE BUILDERS by Daniel Polansky
Posted November 23, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A story about gun-toting animals, with an unexpected combination of violence and wit, and some emotional moments as well. “That’s an ugly hat,” Barley started. Bonsoir’s eyes went wide with mock fury. “This is the greatest hat anyone has ever worn,” he said, pointing at his beret. “This hat was a gift from the Emperor […]