Genre: Fantasy

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 […]

UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde – Review

UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde – Review
Posted August 30, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A unique and many-layered world that left me craving more world-building details, but contained some of the coolest fantasy elements I’ve read in a long time. We had so many ways to describe different types of wind. Lifts. Crosses. Constants. Gaps. I might one day hear them all. Something low and large echoed […]

NIGHTWISE by R.S. Belcher – Review

NIGHTWISE by R.S. Belcher – Review
Posted August 21, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dark and dangerous magical world, an awesome anti-hero, stellar writing—what more do you need? My skin was covered with tattoos and scars. A lot of my ink was work related, you might say. Symbols, formulas, pacts, and wards. My scars, ah, my scars. They came from motorcycle accidents, knives, bullets, claws, broken […]

ALICE by Christina Henry – Review

ALICE by Christina Henry – Review
Posted August 10, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A dark (very dark) and violent (very violent) trip through a deranged landscape with the characters of Alice In Wonderland. Except in this book, you may not recognize them… Cake. She was thinking of cake, the soft crumbly sweetness of it on her tongue. She had not eaten cake for years. There certainly […]

THE UNNOTICEABLES by Robert Brockway – Review

THE UNNOTICEABLES by Robert Brockway – Review
Posted July 20, 2015 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 4 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A loud, drunken horror story with the frantic pace of punk rock, filled with snarky characters and awesome dialog. Oh yeah, and lots of blood. We were trying to come up with a name for our new drink: giant fountain cups from this hole-in-the-wall pizza place, half-filled with soda, half-filled with cheap hobo […]