Book Review: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman Fiction Mystery: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman For decades, Tony Hillerman brought New Mexico to life through the pages of his marvelous books. Featuring Navajo detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Hillerman wrote mysteries that shared the beauty of the Navajo nation and its people. Often the landscape […]

Book Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen

Book Series Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen      Science Fiction: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen May is Asian-American History month, so in honor of that we wanted to review one (or more) Asian-American authors on Scintilla. Curtis C. Chen has written two books in his “Kangaroo” series. Both are […]

Book Review: The Tenth Justice, Brad Meltzer

Book Review: The Tenth Justice, Brad Meltzer Thriller: The Tenth Justice, Brad Meltzer   I will admit, I am a sucker for some of the blockbuster authors. Baldacci, Grisham, Clancy, Patterson–I have read and will continue to read their books. An author who can tell a story, make me like a character, and pull me into […]

Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan

Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan Fiction: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan   Lydia is a bookseller at the Bright Ideas Bookstore. A large, independent bookstore in Denver, CO, it is the home for a number of quirky employees and for a number of regular patrons, the BookFrogs as the […]

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon Science Fiction: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon I love finding new books from authors with different voices. Often, their characters are refreshing and also speak with different voices, representing populations that open my eyes to people I might otherwise overlook.  Rivers Solomon is such an author, and […]

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders Fiction: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders George Saunders book “Lincoln in the Bardo” has won some of the most prestigious literary awards given, including being only the second American book to win the Man Booker Prize. It is an extraordinary book, truly unlike anything I have read before. […]

Book Series Review: The Invisible Library Series, Genevieve Cogman

Fantasy Series: The Invisible Library Series, Genevieve Cogman   The Invisible Library, Book 1 in The Invisible Library Series   The Masked City, Book 2 in The Invisible Library Series   The Burning Page, Book 3 in The Invisible Library Series   The Lost Plot, Book 4 in The Invisible Library Series   The Mortal […]

Author Spotlights: If You like Tom Clancy, You will Like Mark Greaney

Author Spotlights: If You like Tom Clancy, You will Like Mark Greaney Tom Clancy In the 1980s the Cold War was nearing its end, though no one knew it then. Into this backdrop of geopolitical tension and rivalry, Tom Clancy, an insurance agent from Maryland, published his first book. With brilliant and heroic CIA agent […]

Book Review: Redshirts, John Scalzi

Book Review: Redshirts, John Scalzi Celebrate First Contact in the Star Trek Universe, April 5th Book Review Science Fiction: Redshirts by John Scalzi Along with spin-offs, movies, toys, and inspiration to generations of scientists, Star Trek has given us something almost everyone can relate to: the “red shirt” joke. Several episodes of Star Trek involved a […]