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WINTERGLASS by Benjanun Sriduangkaew – Review

WINTERGLASS by Benjanun Sriduangkaew – Review
Posted January 8, 2018 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Exquisite writing and magical worldbuilding made this a reading experience I won’t soon forget. Lussadh turns on the heating and listens to the ghosts murmur, a low purr that thrums through walls and ebony boards. Shamans–alchemists of the spirit–can hear and understand their chatter, it is said, the secrets of the dead. If […]

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer – Review #RRSciFiMonth

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 27, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A strange, dangerous and magical glimpse into a future world, told in stunningly beautiful prose. Now, too, patterns began to emerge. There were people who seemed to just disappear, and the city had no answer for this except rumors—murmurs of an invisible killer from the tattered remnants of Wick’s contacts and my contact […]

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 17, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another winner for Andy Weir, full of his trademark irreverent humor, non-stop action, and fascinating science. Like many other readers, I was a little scared to read Weir’s follow up to The Martian, which earned five enthusiastic stars from me a few years ago. By now you’ve probably read a bunch of reviews […]

SPLICED by Jon McGoran – Review

SPLICED by Jon McGoran – Review
Posted October 30, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 5 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A super fun read with a cool concept, well drawn characters, and some social commentary for those who like depth with their action. This might be the quickest I have ever read a book! I got through Spliced in just over a twenty-four hour time period, mostly because I stayed home sick from […]

THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman – Review

THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman – Review
Posted October 9, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Luminous and magical, The Rules of Magic is Alice Hoffman at her best. Today everything smelled earthy, the rich scent of mulch and decaying leaves and roots. It was an ending and a beginning, for the month itself was like a gate. October began as a golden hour and ended with Samhain, the […]