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 […]

Blog Tour: Clarissa, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Clarissa, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Science Fiction: Clarissa, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Blog Tour July 12, 2021   The human protagonist of the two Solace novels is desperately searching for her lost sister. Clarissa tells the story of how the little girl disappeared.   Opal and Clarissa have been living on […]

Book Review: Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor   Science Fiction: Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor   Nnedi Okorafor is one of the masters of the novella. Her 2020 work, Remote Control, gives readers everything they love about her writing with a brand new character facing a very different world.   Sankofa walks the roads of Ghana. Only […]

Book Review: Victories Greater than Death, Charlie Jane Anders

Book Review: Victories Greater than Death, Unstoppable Book 1, Charlie Jane Anders Young Adult/Science Fiction: Victories Greater than Death, Unstoppable Book 1, Charlie Jane Anders Publication Date April 21, 2021   Science fiction writers are known for their vivid imaginations. Fiction alone is one thing, but imagining things that just aren’t is something entirely different. […]

Book Review: The Left-handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix

Book Review: The Left-handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix   Fantasy: The Left-handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix   The year is 1983. Duran Duran and Michael Jackson rule the airwaves. Landlines and payphones are the only ways to communicate over distance. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan are in office. And Susan has come to […]

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Poetry/Nonfiction: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Inside Out is absolutely delightful. I truly wish that someone had written this book 40 years ago when I was in junior high school. Of course, Marjorie Maddox was not […]

Blog Tour: Space Academy, Hannah Hopkins

Book Review: Space Academy, Hannah Hopkins   YA Science Fiction: Space Academy, Hannah Hopkins   Being an American, my familiarity with British education systems is quite limited. I assume that Hogwarts has some basis in fact. I’ve no idea what basis beyond the presence of young British students. Something, though. I’m pretty sure the sorting […]