Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale, Winternight Trilogy Book 1, Katherine Arden Historical Fantasy: The Bear and the Nightingale, Winternight Trilogy Book 1, Katherine Arden I came back to The Bear and the Nightingale after reading the third book of the trilogy, The Winter of the Witch, for several reasons. I fell in love […]

Book Review: The Unkindest Tide, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: The Unkindest Tide, October Daye #13, Seanan McGuire Fantasy: The Unkindest Tide, October Daye #13, Seanan McGuire   “My family tree has a lot of thorns, and a tendency to draw blood.”   This dry observation from protagonist October “Toby” Daye could describe key plot elements of almost any of the now thirteen […]

Book Review: The Winter of the Witch, Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Winter of the Witch, Book 3 Winternight Trilogy, Katherine Arden – Blog Tour: October 7, 2019 Fantasy: The Winter of the Witch, Book 3 Winternight Trilogy, Katherine Arden I try not to read series out of order, but the invitation to participate in a blog tour for a book that was already on […]

Book Review: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen

Book Review: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen — Blog Tour: October 2, 2019 Mystery: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen I received an electronic advanced readers copy of Little Siberia so that I could participate in the blog tour promoting its release on October 17, 2019. Everything about the book appealed to me: a mystery, set in Finland, […]

Book Review: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman Mystery: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman Anne Hillerman’s The Tale Teller returns to the Dinetah and to the beloved characters who populate her books (and her father’s books before her). Retired police detective Joe Leaphorn still takes on consultations that interest him as a private detective. When the […]

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Fiction: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff wrote the international bestselling young adult series, The Illuminae Files. Now they have collaborated on what appears to be the start of a new series, Aurora Cycle. In Aurora Rising, Tyler Jones is […]

Book Review: Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Jamie Ford

Book Review: Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Jamie Ford Book Review: Love and Other Consolation Prizes, Jamie Ford   I went into this novel with no previous information, only knowing that the author Jamie Ford would be visiting my hometown next month (Schlow Library, State College, PA, September 21, 2019). I came away with the […]

Book Review: The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders

Book Review: The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders Science Fiction: The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders Sophie has worked hard and overcome a lot to get into the university. Her roommate, Bianca, is a child of privilege and aristocracy. Sophie cannot help but be swept […]