Book Review: Pure, Julianna Baggott

Book Review: Pure, Pure Trilogy Book 1, Julianna Baggott   Fantasy: Pure, Pure Trilogy Book 1, Julianna Baggott   Pressia lives with her grandfather in the ruins of a barbershop. Several years after the “detonations,” nuclear bombs and nanotechnology attacks that transformed the earth, most people live in squalor and terror. The combination of the […]

Blog Tour: Girls Who Lie, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Book Review: Girls Who Lie, Forbidden Iceland Book 2, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb   Mystery: Girls Who Lie, Forbidden Iceland Book 2, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb Blog Tour July 26, 2021   Girls Who Lie may be the mostly aptly titled psychological thriller/police procedural I have ever read. Most of the […]

Blog Tour: Ruabon, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Ruabon, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Science Fiction: Ruabon, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Blog Tour July 25, 2021   I have this mental image of Karl Drinkwater having created this amazing playground called “Solace,” where the main attractions are two novels featuring a talented and dangerous woman searching for her […]

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson   Mystery/Thriller: The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson   Some books should not be started in the evening, especially not the evening before a workday. The Kind Worth Killing is not a “start in the evening” sort of book. First, it has a fast paced intensity that […]

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander, The Underland Chronicles Book 1, Suzanne Collins     Gregor is eleven years old, living in a New York City apartment with his mother, grandmother, and two younger sisters. Forced to grow up quickly after the disappearance of his father, he helps his family by doing chores and watching his […]

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   Nonfiction: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   During the summer of 1854 a cholera outbreak threatened to devastate London. In particular, London’s Soho neighborhood lost many of its residents. Entire households were found dead. Yet from the ashes of this destruction rose a phoenix of discovery that […]