Book Review: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer

Book Review: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer Fantasy: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer   Amoura Renly is 16. Some teenagers find a way to become magnets for hostility–they look different, they sound different, they are different, and for many people of all ages different is threatening. Amoura is one of those magnets, and she is often bullied […]

Book Review: Mr. Gearhart, Emily Owen

Book Review: Mr. Gearhart, Abernathy Series Book 3, Emily Owen Steampunk/Fantasy: Mr. Gearhart, Abernathy Series Book 3, Emily Owen   Oh how I love to read steampunk novels! There is just something delightful about the “what if” in these alternate histories. Often written with a light touch, anachronistic technology dropped into an earlier time period […]

Book Review: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)

Book Review: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)   SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Story Collection: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)   Sometimes even after you’ve read a description of a book, you find yourself completely unprepared for the story at hand. Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora is one of those books. A […]

Book Review: Arvia: Wings of the Wild, D. H. Willison

Book Review: Arvia: Wings of the Wild, Tales of Arvia Book 4, D. H. Willison Fantasy: Arvia: Wings of the Wild, Tales of Arvia Book 4, D. H. Willison   When I was a teenager, I began reading the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony. Set in the fantasy world of Xanth (which not coincidentally looked a lot like Florida), […]

Book Review: The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison

Book Review: The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison Mystery/Fantasy: The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison   I’m not entirely sure anything could have prepared me for this book. The author does provide enough introduction to get one started, but this is possibly the strangest book I will read this year. It is also […]

Book Review: The Grief of Stones, Katherine Addison

Book Review: The Grief of Stones, The Chronicles of Osreth Book 2, Katherine Addison   Fantasy: The Grief of Stones, The Chronicles of Osreth Book 2, Katherine Addison   Thara Celehar is a Witness for the Dead. He has the ability to speak to the recently deceased, often (though not always) allowing him to find information that […]