Book Review: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente

Book Review: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente   Fantasy: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente   Sometimes I pick up a novella to give myself a break from the thick volumes that I so often read. There’s something satisfying about a book that can be read completely in just an hour or two. Get […]

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: 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 […]

Book Review: False Value, Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: False Value, Rivers of London Book 8, Ben Aaronovitch   Mystery/Fantasy: False Value, Rivers of London Book 8, Ben Aaronovitch   Peter Grant has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police, his connections to “the Folly” (the branch devoted to the fae, supernatural, magical, and generally weird) cut off, and with twins on the way he […]

Blog Tour: Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest, Aisling Fowler

Book Review: Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest, Fireborn Book 1, Aisling Fowler Young Adult/Fantasy: Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest, Fireborn Book 1, Aisling Fowler Blog Tour August 20, 2021   I grew up reading some marvelous fantasy series that had been completed long before I found them. The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings followed me home […]

Book Review: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, The Underland Chronicles Book 2, Suzanne Collins   Shared Reading/Fantasy: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, The Underland Chronicles Book 2, Suzanne Collins   New York teenager Gregor has successfully returned from the Underland with his toddler sister Boots after rescuing their father from his captivity at the paws […]

Blog Tour: Kings and Daemons, Marcus Lee

Book Review: Kings and Daemons, The Gifted and the Cursed Trilogy Book 1, Marcus Lee   Fantasy: Kings and Daemons, The Gifted and the Cursed Trilogy Book 1, Marcus Lee Blog Tour August 4, 2021   Kings and Daemons is a sprawling fantasy set in a world where magic is real but rare, “gifted” children are […]

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 […]