Category: Reviews


LAGOON by Nnedi Okorafor – Review

LAGOON by Nnedi Okorafor – Review
Posted 6 July, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 19 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An atmospheric and violent tale of alien invasion, where the human characters steal the show. Adaora went into her lab. As she descended the stairs, she could practically feel it. Yes, people had been down here. The broken lock made that clear. As soon as she’d turned on the lights, she turned them […]

INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine – Review

INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine – Review
Posted 28 June, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 22 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 / 17 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 / 7 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 / 11 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 / 13 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 / 4 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 […]