Genre: Adult

PLANETFALL by Emma Newman – Review

PLANETFALL by Emma Newman – Review
Posted November 9, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An intense and fast-paced story, with several mysteries that aren’t revealed until the end, but with an unexpected turn of events that I found disorienting. Planetfall has been getting stellar reviews, and I’m definitely on board with this highly readable story that I literally could not put down. However, I also had a […]

THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES by M.H. Boroson – Review

THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES by M.H. Boroson – Review
Posted November 5, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A magical tale steeped in Chinese folklore and history, with memorable characters, exciting action, humor and one very special eyeball spirit named Mr. Yanqiu. “This wood came from a peach tree that grew at Mount Longhu,” I said, “in the shadow of the Hanging Coffins. My husband cut the wood himself. He was […]

AFTER ALICE by Gregory Maguire – Review

AFTER ALICE by Gregory Maguire – Review
Posted October 20, 2015 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An Alice in Wonderland re-telling that didn’t quite hit the mark, but a wonderful look at the effect of Victorian society on a handful of memorable characters. So Mama waggled her fingers in the air, Go, go, and settled her crown of hair, the color of browning roses, upon the bolster of the […]

BADGE, BOOK, AND CANDLE (BOOKBURNERS #1) by Max Gladstone – Review

BADGE, BOOK, AND CANDLE (BOOKBURNERS #1) by Max Gladstone – Review
Posted September 17, 2015 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A great start to an exciting new venture in storytelling, all wrapped up in a compact urban fantasy package. She’d met people on this very train who told her with overwhelming conviction that they were the product of genetic experimentation by the United States government using alien DNA, and they’d built a prototype […]

DRAGON COAST by Greg van Eekhout – Review

DRAGON COAST by Greg van Eekhout – Review
Posted September 8, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fantastic end to a unique and magical story, and a world that I didn’t want to leave behind. Sam lived in a world of bones. He found them throughout the dragon, wherever he walked, embedded in the tissues lining every artery, every organ, every cavity, like fossils in rock. The bones came […]