Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans

Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans   Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans   Artifacts is a solid debut novel from Mary Anna Evans. Originally published in 2003, this introduction of the character Faye Longchamp won some awards and began a series that continues still.   Faye […]

Book Review: Hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz

Book Review: Hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz Fiction Thriller: Hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz Third book in the Orphan X series, following Orphan X and The Nowhere Man A couple of years ago a fascinating book caught my attention. A thriller about a former government wet-ops agent who now worked secretly helping people who were in desperate situations, Orphan X […]

Book Review: Senlin Ascends, Josiah Bancroft

Book Review: Senlin Ascends, Josiah Bancroft Fiction: Senlin Ascends, Josiah Bancroft Senlin Ascends is the first book in the series, “The Books of Babel.” Thomas Senlin and his wife Marya are on their honeymoon. Senlin is headmaster of the school in a small fishing village. He has long studied and taught about the most amazing technological achievement […]

Book Review: Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn

Book Review: Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn Science Fiction: Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex is funny, smart, and snarky. Any book that starts with the protagonist dodging an attack by a demonically-possessed cupcake with teeth stands out from the crowd. There are certain tropes familiar to fantasy-genre fans. Flying killer pastries? Not so much.   Sarah Kuhn […]

Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi Science Fiction: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi *2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL* *2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL*   “The Interdependency,” a galactic empire spanning dozens of far-flung human settlements, has stood for a thousand years. The descendants of Earth long ago discovered how to access […]

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi Science Fiction/Mystery: Head On, John Scalzi Fans of John Scalzi’s previous novel Lock In will be delighted with this 2017 sequel. Head On features the return of FBI agent Chris Shane, his partner Leslie Vann, and the world of the “Hadens,” people who have survived a usually fatal illness only […]

Book Review: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier

Book Review: Storm Shelter, Persephone Smith series, J.L. Delozier Mystery & Thriller: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier Storm Shelter is a prequel novel to J.L. Delozier’s debut thriller, Type and Cross. Protagonist Persephone “Seph” Smith is a psychologist with the V.A. She also gets deployed during emergencies to crisis areas. A pending hurricane sends her from her home […]

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam   What can be said about Margaret Atwood that has not already been said? Winner of the Booker Prize, perennial finalist for the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of poetry, fiction, non-fiction. […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie King

Recipe & Review : Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie R. King     Mystery Series Review: Mary Russell Novels, Laurie R. King Mary Russell is the leading character in Laurie King’s mystery series that takes place between World War I through the roaring 1920s. American raised 15 year old, Mary Russell meets the retired detective Sherlock […]