Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale, Winternight Trilogy Book 1, Katherine Arden Historical Fantasy: The Bear and the Nightingale, Winternight Trilogy Book 1, Katherine Arden I came back to The Bear and the Nightingale after reading the third book of the trilogy, The Winter of the Witch, for several reasons. I fell in love […]

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Fiction: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff wrote the international bestselling young adult series, The Illuminae Files. Now they have collaborated on what appears to be the start of a new series, Aurora Cycle. In Aurora Rising, Tyler Jones is […]

Book Review: Bannerless, Carrie Vaughn

Book Review: Bannerless, Bannerless Saga Book 1, Carrie Vaughn Fiction: Bannerless, Carrie Vaughn In the dystopian future, being “bannerless” could mean any number of things. Many of them are not good. On the least pejorative side of the meaning, one simply has not yet earned the right to receive a banner. Banners are given when […]

Book Review: Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Midnight Riot, Rivers of London Book 1, Ben Aaronovitch Urban Fantasy: Midnight Riot, Rivers of London Book 1, Ben Aaronovitch Sometimes we get asked, “How do you pick the books to read/review?” A lot of times it is from other readers and reviewers. Often it is books nominated for different awards. If we like one […]

Book Review: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty

Book Review: The City of Brass, S. A. Chakraborty   Fantasy: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty The City of Brass is as lush a story as you will find in modern fantasy. S.A. Chakraborty has somehow managed to create a world that is as magical as Arabian Nights with characters that relate to a very […]

Book Review: Forsaken, J.D. Barker

Book Review: Forsaken: Book One, The Shadow Cove Saga, J.D. Barker Fiction Horror: Forsaken: Book One, The Shadow Cove Saga, J.D. Barker   Indie published in 2014, J.D. Barker’s debut novel Forsaken exploded onto the literary stage. Nominated for the Bram Stoker award for best new novelist, Barker was invited by Stoker’s family to cowrite a prequel […]