Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities, James Lovegrove

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities, Cthulhu Case Books Book 2, James Lovegrove   Fantasy/Mystery: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities, Cthulhu Case Books Book 2, James Lovegrove   When a mysterious stranger is found, unable to speak other than uttering a few words in an ancient language few know and fewer dare […]

Book Review: Stormsong, C.L. Polk

Book Review: Stormsong, The Kingston Cycle Book 2, C.L. Polk   Fantasy: Stormsong, The Kingston Cycle Book 2, C.L. Polk   Witchmark is a fascinating novel about an Edwardian-like society that uses witchcraft both to preserve society and to maintain the social fabric. Society, industry, and government leaders from the best families are allowed to […]

Blog Tour: When the Children Return, Barry Kirwan

Book Review: When the Children Return, Children of the Eye Book 2, Barry Kirwan Science Fiction: When the Children Return, Children of the Eye Book 2, Barry Kirwan Blog Tour December 1, 2021   The invasion of Earth was complete. Aliens had successfully persuaded human adults to murder their own children and then subject themselves to the […]

Book Review: The Art of Murder, J.S. Strange

Book Review: The Art of Murder, Jordan Jenner Book 2, J.S. Strange   Mystery: The Art of Murder, Jordan Jenner Book 2, J.S. Strange   Much has been made in recent years of the problematic “male gaze” in writing and visual arts. There are two manifestations of this problem. First is the objectification of women, […]

Book Review: The Girl with No Face, M.H. Boroson

Book Review: The Girl with No Face, The Daoishi Chronicles Book 2, M.H. Boroson   Fantasy: The Girl with No Face, The Daoishi Chronicles Book 2, M.H. Boroson   Xian Li-Lin saved San Francisco’s Chinatown, saved her father, and proved that her ability to see spirits was not a curse but a gift. As a result, […]

Book Review: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton

Book Review: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton   Science Fiction/Fantasy: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton   Ah, nicknames. Sometimes they are ironic–a large man being called “Tiny,” a fast runner being called “Slowpoke.” Sometimes they are complimentary–a smart woman being “Computer” or a dependable friend being called “Rock.” Sometimes they are affectionate: “Baby,” “Honey,” “Bubba.” […]

Book Review: Grave on Grand Avenue, Naomi Hirahara

Book Review: Grave on Grand Avenue, An Ellie Rush Mystery Book 2, Naomi Hirahara   Mystery: Grave on Grand Avenue, An Ellie Rush Mystery Book 2, Naomi Hirahara   Ellie Rush would love to follow her aunt’s footsteps and move up in the LAPD hierarchy. She does not want her aunt to help. She intends […]

Book Review: Fuse, Julianna Baggott

Book Review: Fuse, Pure Trilogy Book 2, Julianna Baggott   Book Review: Fuse, Pure Trilogy Book 2, Julianna Baggott   Fuse. In the dystopian future created by Julianna Baggott in the book Pure, people caught outside the Dome during the detonations of atomic bombs and nanoparticles became fused with whatever they were nearest. Mothers fused to their […]