Tag: Five Stars


MORTALITY BRIDGE by Steven R. Boyett – Review

MORTALITY BRIDGE by Steven R. Boyett – Review
Posted 15 December, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

If you’re planning a trip to Hell to get back your lost love, the best way to get there is by Checker Cab, because if you live in Los Angeles, the entrance to Hell is probably not where you think it is.  This particular cab driver, however, knows the way and will get you there, […]

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline -Review

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline -Review
Posted 21 November, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 2 Comments

So, after reading Ready Player One, it turns out I’m a geek.  I suspected I was, since I’ve always had a fondness for all things geeky. But although I was never really into video games (I do remember, however, obsessively playing a game called “Castle” sometime around 1988 or ’89.  It was loaded on my […]

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness -Review

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness -Review
Posted 29 October, 2011 by Tammy in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

“The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.” I read A Monster Calls and Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck back-to-back, and they seemed eerily similar in more ways than one.  My original plan was to review them together, but after writing my review for Wonderstruck, I realized that although A Monster Calls is also a […]

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick – Review

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick – Review
Posted 23 October, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

The wonderfully inventive Brian Selznick broke new ground in 2007 with The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a “children’s” book that combined text and illustrations in a way that had never really been done before.  In fact, half the book is text and the other half full-spread illustrations, and the illustrated passages tell just as much […]

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern – Review

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern – Review
Posted 30 September, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 7 Comments

A contortionist folds herself into a tiny box.  A young girl’s gown changes from white to black in front of your eyes.  A magical ice garden waits to be explored within a black and white striped tent.  Welcome to the Night Circus, a place where imagination is real, and reality is whatever you can imagine. […]

THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan – Review

THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan – Review
Posted 17 September, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 1 Comment

This is the first book I’ve ever read by Glen Duncan, and he’s written eight books. Where have I been? I wonder. I have a lot of catching up to do, because I loved this book. I love werewolf stories.  There is something appealing about a character who is compelled to commit monstrous acts, but […]

Review: BECOMING QUINN by Brett Battles

Review: BECOMING QUINN by Brett Battles
Posted 16 July, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 3 Comments

OK, I’ll admit it.  I know Brett Battles personally.  In fact, Brett and I met years ago, when we were both freshmen in high school, during auditions for the school play The Pajama Game. (He got a part, I didn’t.)  Since then, we’ve gone our separate ways, lost touch and gotten back in touch again […]