Format: ARC

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted August 7, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Magical, exciting, emotional and full of human truths, Black Light Express takes what Philip Reeve started in Railhead, expands upon it, and makes it even better. Zen sat awkwardly watching, with Nova’s head on his lap as if it were a bag or something. He had imagined finding Nova alive, and he had […]

LOST BOY by Christina Henry – Review

LOST BOY by Christina Henry – Review
Posted July 10, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 22 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dark retelling of Peter Pan, steeped in loss and heartbreak, with thrilling action and lots of surprises. We were still children, for all that we thought we weren’t. We were in that in-between place, the twilight between childish things and grown-up things. Childhood still held out a friendly hand to us, if […]

THE TRUANTS by Lee Markham – Review

THE TRUANTS by Lee Markham – Review
Posted July 7, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A visceral and bloody tale of a power struggle between two vampires. On the train, in the tunnels, it is quiet. Nearly last train. Everyone is detritus. As is she. She closes her eyes and floats. Her hands are getting colder. Her heart feels weak. Her wrist aches. Throbs. Insistently. She goes to […]

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss – Review

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss – Review
Posted July 3, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A delicious mashup of classic horror literature featuring a wonderfully lively cast of female characters. It was a strange experience, dressing as a man. Everything felt different, everything buttoned a different way. But when she had put on the shirt and trousers, she realized what freedom they would give her. How easily she […]

THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi – Review

THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi – Review
Posted March 21, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Biting humor and politics collide in Scalzi’s latest, a fast-paced trip through space. Within two days, Kiva was within five million marks of going into the black for the trip. “I’m a fucking financial genius,” she said, to Captain Blinnikka, back on the Yes, Sir. “Or you’re war profiteering,” Blinnikka said. “I’m not […]

PHANTOM PAINS by Mishell Baker – Review

PHANTOM PAINS by Mishell Baker – Review
Posted March 20, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Giveaways, Reviews / 19 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another stellar entry in The Arcadia Project series, with plenty of magic, action, danger and some seriously wonderful characterizations. Once again, Mishell Baker has knocked it out of the park, with her follow-up to Borderline. Book two in The Arcadia Project series picks up a few months after the last book, and Baker […]

STAR’S END by Cassandra Rose Clarke – Review

STAR’S END by Cassandra Rose Clarke – Review
Posted March 13, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A thought-provoking family saga set far in the future, with corporate intrigue, secrets and plenty of finely drawn relationships between children and their parents. Star’s End was not the Cassandra Rose Clarke book I was expecting. But then again, I didn’t really have any expectations when I started, other than I knew that […]

THUNDERBIRD by Chuck Wendig – Review

THUNDERBIRD by Chuck Wendig – Review
Posted February 28, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Miriam Black is back and kicking ass in the desert! And even if you haven’t read the first three books of the series, take note: I haven’t read them, and I had a hell of a great time with this book. Arizona license. Steven McArdle. Got forty bucks in there and a MasterCard, […]