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THE GRAVEYARD APARTMENT by Mariko Koike – Review

THE GRAVEYARD APARTMENT by Mariko Koike – Review
Posted October 31, 2016 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

Translated by Deborah Boliver Boehm The nitty-gritty: An atmospheric and creepy ghost story that kept me turning the pages, but ultimately suffered from awkward writing and plotting. I thought it would be nice to close out the month with a ghost story, especially since today is Halloween! I was initially drawn to The Graveyard Apartment […]

I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas – Review

I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas – Review
Posted August 19, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A hilarious romp through the weird world of a Lovecraft convention, narrated by a murder victim and full of strange characters. The crowd drank with an intensity that only comes with the combination of free alcohol, unsuccessful writers, and high stress. Colleen took sips, and the booze flooded her veins. Raul, as it […]

NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff – Review

NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff – Review
Posted August 8, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Hogwarts for assassins! A fantastic start to a new series by one of my favorite authors. Some of you may know I’m a huge fan of Jay Kristoff’s The Lotus War trilogy, and so it was with much excitement that I started reading his newest series. There are many similarities between the two, […]

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch – Review

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch – Review
Posted July 29, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An addictive and thrilling story that melds physics, science fiction, and edge-of-your-seat action with an unexpectedly thoughtful meditation on the choices we make in life. Most astrophysicists believe that the force holding stars and galaxies together—the thing that makes our whole universe work—comes from a theoretical substance we can’t measure or observe directly. […]

PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson – Review

PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson – Review
Posted July 11, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced, globe-trotting adventure, with plenty of mystery, humor and characters that will grow on you. In my “old” book collecting days, F. Paul Wilson was one of the authors whose books I bought and read, but it’s been years since I’ve even thought about him, until Tor asked me if I’d like […]

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, […]

RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve – Review

RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted April 5, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An instant classic, Railhead deserves a spot up there with some of the best young adult fantasy/science fiction ever written. The train was gone, but he could still see her, striding along beside him in the sodium glow from the trackside lamps. The smell of space clung to her, rich and smoky. What […]