Genre: Adult

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 17, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 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 […]

THE NINE by Tracy Townsend – Review

THE NINE by Tracy Townsend – Review
Posted November 6, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A complex and unique story that delivers on all levels. Simply brilliant! I was initially drawn to The Nine because of it’s brightly colored cover, but believe me when I say the cover pales in comparison to the story that’s inside. This is one of my best, happiest surprises of the year, and […]

MARY ROSE by Geoffrey Girard – Review

MARY ROSE by Geoffrey Girard – Review
Posted October 23, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A stylish and atmospheric tale, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, that sneaks up on you slowly. The creepy mirror was full-size and seemed unnaturally enormous hanging on the wall that way and reflecting only darkness. Framed in antique scrollwork, the glass within was pitch-black, and there was no image beyond the impression […]

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review
Posted October 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An action-packed and thrilling story that’s got something for everyone: terrifying monsters, stolen children, evil scientists, and of course, a circus sideshow full of dangerous creatures. Welcome to the show! “Run?” asked Annie. “Run where? The trees close in on all sides. If it’s the woods I need to fear, my fate is […]

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 […]

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan – Review

A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan – Review
Posted September 25, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A multi-generational saga of a family of witches, with plenty of drama, familiars, and just a touch of magic. I’ve always loved multi-generational stories, although I usually associate them with historical and literary fiction, not fantasy. But Louisa Morgan has combined all three genres into a fascinating and far-reaching tale of a family […]

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda – Review

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda – Review
Posted September 18, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 10 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A compulsively readable tale about the hidden lives of one married couple. Best Day Ever was just what I needed. I’ve been surviving on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy for the last six years, so it was a nice change of pace to read a contemporary thriller for a change. […]