Category: Reviews

CURBCHEK by Zach Fortier – Review

CURBCHEK by Zach Fortier – Review
Posted February 5, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received a review copy of Curbchek from the author, and was immediately struck by the intriguing cover.  Curbchek describes the gritty, day-to-day working life of a cop on the city streets, and that cop’s name is Zach Fortier, just like the author.  Now, I’ve actually read quite a few books where the author decides […]

THE FUTURE OF US – Or How Two Writers From Opposite Ends of the Country Wrote a Book Together

THE FUTURE OF US – Or How Two Writers From Opposite Ends of the Country Wrote a Book Together
Posted January 26, 2012 by Tammy in Book Event, Reviews / 0 Comments

Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler both had published books under their belts before they got together to write The Future of Us, their new collaboration that came out at the end of 2011.  Jay Asher is known for the bestselling Thirteen Reasons Why, and Carolyn Mackler has published five other young adult novels, including The […]

VENTURE UNTAMED by R.H. Russell – Review

VENTURE UNTAMED by R.H. Russell – Review
Posted January 25, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I am happy to introduce R.H. Russell, author of Venture Untamed, which I am reviewing today, and its sequel Venture Unleashed.  Russell has eighteen years of training in judo and other martial arts, and that experience really shows in the fighting scenes. Venture Untamed is marketed as YA fantasy, probably because of Venture’s age (twelve […]

EXIT 9 by Brett Battles – Review

EXIT 9 by Brett Battles – Review
Posted January 20, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I read Sick and Exit 9 back-to-back in one frantic, tense, and exciting week, and I’m glad I did.  Sick is the first book in the Project Eden trilogy, and introduces us to a group of bio-terrorists who want to rid the world of 99.9% of the population in order to start a new and […]

CONQUEST by Vik Rubenfeld – Review

CONQUEST by Vik Rubenfeld – Review
Posted January 13, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

The tagline for Conquest, Vik Rubenfeld’s new novel, says it all: “The hardship and triumph of following your heart.”  Told in a strong first-person voice by bass player Reid Taylor, Conquest is the story of a band’s rise from its stalled and humble beginnings to fame as live performers and recording artists.  When the story […]

DRIFT by Andrew Cyrus Hudson – Review

DRIFT by Andrew Cyrus Hudson – Review
Posted January 2, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Today I would like to welcome Andrew Hudson to my blog, whose first novel Drift is now available in e-book format. Drift is about a man who is trying to fix past mistakes in his life but ends up getting more than he bargained for.  When Hudson asked me to review Drift, he mentioned that […]

EVERBLOSSOM by Larissa Hinton – Review

EVERBLOSSOM by Larissa Hinton – Review
Posted December 29, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 1 Comment

I’d like to welcome Larissa Hinton to Books, Bones & Buffy.  Larissa was kind enough to ask me to review her newest e-book, Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Everblossom is a short collection with alternating stories and poems, and can easily be read in one sitting.  The entries are grouped in three sections, […]

MORTALITY BRIDGE by Steven R. Boyett – Review

MORTALITY BRIDGE by Steven R. Boyett – Review
Posted December 15, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

If you’re planning a trip to Hell to get back your lost love, the best way to get there is by Checker Cab, because if you live in Los Angeles, the entrance to Hell is probably not where you think it is.  This particular cab driver, however, knows the way and will get you there, […]

EVERY PRECIOUS THING by Brett Battles – Review

EVERY PRECIOUS THING by Brett Battles – Review
Posted December 8, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Brett Battles is just like a carnival juggler.  Imagine one of those burly guys with a bare oiled chest, juggling impossible objects in front of a stunned crowd by torchlight.  Imagine a chainsaw, a sabre, a fiery club, all flying in air at the same time, and Battles below keeping the whole thing spinning with […]