Book Review: The Winter of the Witch

The worst thing about The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden  is that it means the series is over. I could read another trilogy about Vasya and Morozko even though this book clearly wraps up the conflicts that began in the Bear and the Nightingale.  Now, before I wind up spoiling something, I’ll getContinue reading “Book Review: The Winter of the Witch”

Book Review: The Disasters

The Disasters  is a treasure. After the last future-set, sci-fi book I read, The Disasters was like a breath of fresh air.  The Disasters had  a narrative kept me glued to kindle, only taking a breaks to do necessary things like eat, use the bathroom, and walk the dog until the book was done. Thankfully, I’mContinue reading “Book Review: The Disasters”

Book Review: Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You

I received a free copy of this from the author in exchange for a fair, honest review. If you are looking for a quick, fun read, then I highly recommend reading Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You.  Bryant Adams is a goofy narrator who likes to break the fourth wall.Continue reading “Book Review: Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You”

Book Review: The Razor

I received a free copy of this through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. The Razor is both the title of the book and the setting. It’s a small strip of habitable land on an otherwise inhabitable planet: one side is firestorms and radiation, the other is ice and cold that willContinue reading “Book Review: The Razor”

Book Review: The Outlaw and the Upstart King

If I was a new reader with no attachment to Elizabeth, I would give this book five stars because it was beautifully written and clearly well researched. The plot was well executed. The world richly developed.

Book Review: Hiddensee

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker definitely gets five stars. I’ve been reading Gregory Maguire’s novels since I was in high school.  I picked up Wicked in a time when I was just starting rediscover a love of books that had been lost when I got “too old” for picture books. That feelingContinue reading “Book Review: Hiddensee”

A Book-Lovers Gift Guide: Hidden Gems in Science Fiction and Fantasy

When I want to buy books as gifts for friends and family who love to read, the trickiest part is usually figuring out what books they haven’t actually read yet. Going into a book store, whether it be my local indie or a Barnes and Noble, I always see books from the big names andContinue reading “A Book-Lovers Gift Guide: Hidden Gems in Science Fiction and Fantasy”

Novella Review: The Lost Sisters

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because I love Holly Black’s faerie stories, I was sick, too tired of looking at a screen to write more, but not willing to get lost in a novel that would take me away from my words for tooContinue reading “Novella Review: The Lost Sisters”

Power Surge & Trigger Warnings

Power Surge’s road to publication has been long and bumpy, but as it gets closer and closer to publication date, I want to take a minute to discuss the age category, trigger warnings, and mature content. I’ve rarely thought of Power Surge as anything other than Young Adult (YA). However, you may notice it listedContinue reading “Power Surge & Trigger Warnings”

Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis

Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Given to the Earth is a continuation of the events in Given to the Earth. I’ll refrain from describing the plot in this review because I’m not sure I can do so without spoilers or copying too much for the blurb. OnContinue reading “Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis”