Book Review: Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell

Book Review: Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell   Story Collection: Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell   Karen Russell has won a MacArthur Genius award among many other awards and recognitions for her novels. In Orange World and Other Stories she turns her pen toward short stories, and unleashes a fierce and […]

Book Review: Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Lies Sleeping, Rivers of London, Book 7 , Ben Aaronovitch Fantasy: Lies Sleeping, Rivers of London, Book 7 , Ben Aaronovitch   Martin Chorley, aka “The Faceless Man,” is planning something big. It involves a custom made bell, thefts from archaeological sites, and an ancient sword. No one is quite sure what is […]

Book Review: Dracul, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

Book Review: Dracul, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker Fantasy/Horror: Dracul, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker You know, I like sleeping. I like dreaming. I like pleasant dreams, with sunshine and laughing children and small animals gamboling about. Beaches are nice: warm sand and inviting waters with my wife at my side. Those are the kinds […]

In an Absent Dream, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: In an Absent Dream, Wayward Children Book 4, Seanan McGuire Fantasy: In an Absent Dream, Wayward Children Book 4, Seanan McGuire   Katherine Lundy is a quiet child who likes knowing the rules and knowing what is expected from her. That is not to say, though, that the rules and expectations of this […]

Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky, The Wayward Children Book 3, Seanan McGuire Fantasy: Beneath the Sugar Sky, The Wayward Children Book 3, Seanan McGuire   Seanan McGuire has an extraordinary gift for springing the unexpected upon you in a way that makes you think, “No way, of course it’s that way!” So when a major character […]

Book Review: The Sixth Wicked Child, J.D. Barker

Book Review: The Sixth Wicked Child, A 4MK Thriller Book 3, J.D. Barker Thriller: The Sixth Wicked Child, A 4MK Thriller Book 3, J.D. Barker The Fourth Monkey Killer, or 4MK, has terrorized Chicago for years. Detective Sam Porter has been trying to catch him, to the point of chasing leads across the country and […]