Publisher: Orbit

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review
Posted August 3, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A modern-day supernatural mystery cloaked in Victorian garb, with monsters. When I first saw the cover of Strange Practice, I knew it was going to be different from other books I’ve read. This is exactly the kind of cover that grabs my attention: quirky, brightly colored, and there is obviously an interesting story […]

KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames – Review

KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames – Review
Posted March 27, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty:  Clever, exciting, irreverent, hysterically funny and surprisingly emotional, Kings of the Wyld is a must-read for EVERYONE. “Castia needs fighters!” [Gabe] shouted above the thunder of stamping feet. “It needs great and glorious bands!” he yelled over the percussive crash of sword and shield. “Castia needs heroes!” he roared, and they roared back […]

SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty – Review

SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty – Review
Posted January 31, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An addictive, fast-paced science fiction thriller in space, full of buried secrets, cool tech and endlessly interesting characters. I loved the premise for Six Wakes when it first made its way onto my radar, but I had no idea what I was in for when I started reading. This is one of those […]

BEHIND THE THRONE by K.B. Wagers – Review

BEHIND THE THRONE by K.B. Wagers – Review
Posted September 5, 2016 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A story with lots of potential that fell short with a less-than-interesting plot and awkward writing. (Apologies for this longer-than-normal review, but apparently I have a lot to say about this book!) There’s always going to be the “next” book after you read something amazing, and for me, Behind the Throne will always […]

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey – Review

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey – Review
Posted April 8, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 3 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An unexpectedly entertaining and emotional story, whose prison drama and tough characters outshine the paranormal story-line. The Girl with All the Gifts was a top ten read for me a couple of years ago, and so it was with great anticipation that I started M.R. Carey’s follow-up, Fellside. And while it didn’t completely blow […]

THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky – Review

THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky – Review
Posted February 25, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 29 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fun and furious romp with the gods through Manhattan, an intricately plotted murder mystery, and a delightful and refreshingly chaste romance. “One half brother with a huge penis, another with giant testicles. No wonder I’ve never gotten along with my family.”                                     – Selene DiSilva I was so excited when I was […]

THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin – Review

THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin – Review
Posted December 14, 2015 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An intricately woven tale, a dangerous and deadly world, full of wonderfully layered characters and uncommon world-building elements. I was late to the party, but as the saying goes, “Better late than never!” The Fifth Season has been on my reading list for a while, but because it wasn’t a review book, it […]