Genre: Fiction

Wonderblood by Julia Whicker

Wonderblood by Julia Whicker

Posted March 22, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Wonderblood has one of the darkest and most fascinating world building structures I’ve ever seen in a dystopia.  It’s dark and bloody and creepy.  A religion has sprouted over the idea of the space shuttles and that they will come back to Earth and rescue everyone, and there will be a new day dawning, one of Hope and Mercy.  The setting and the Carnivals and […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Posted March 18, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I finished this book Friday morning, and I am still struggling to find the words for it.  I want to babble about how good it is – how I loved the rich descriptions of the temple and how that beautiful scene with Zélie and Anari on the ship was everything and… okay guys, this is going to be another list of brilliant things. 1. Each and every character in this story was well-written, well-motivated, and I loved them all.  Zélie with her rash decisions and temper.  Anari with her sweetness and courage.  Zane with his fierce protectiveness and big […]

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1906 by James Dalessandro

1906 by James Dalessandro

Posted March 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  When I borrowed this book from Overdrive I thought it was going to be entirely about the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906.  I was a bit surprised when the story opened with an arts correspondent and a fledgling cop.  For a moment, I thought I had borrowed the wrong book.  But I was hooked fast. Dalessandro opens by introducing us to a web of characters convening in San Francisco.  With so many different personalities involved, it would have been easy to get lost.  Dalessandro wove the multiple perspectives perfectly.  We learn about the deep lines of corruption in […]

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The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand by Stephen King

Posted March 11, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  DNF @ 13%. I do realize there’s a bit of irony in saying this, as I’m going through the Dark Tower series for the third time, but this book is long and I am so, so bored.  I know 13% may not seem like much of a chance, but the book is 1400 pages long and I’ve already committed about 7 hours to listening to it. I know this sort of makes me a traitor.  People love Stephen King, and The Stand is the book they love best.  But I’ve read science-fiction thrillers related to germ warfare.  I read The Andromeda Straina few years […]

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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

Posted March 4, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  This little book was quirky, fun and adorable.  Everything I’d expect from Roald Dahl. I know I don’t often review children’s books, but some just deserve a bit of love.  Silly nostalgic books from silly nostalgic authors.  Between The BFG and Matilda, Roald Dahl ruled my childhood.  And, as I’ve grown into adulthood, I’ve learned he wrote a lot more books than I knew when I was a kid.  Am I going to let being 28 stop me from reading them?  Um, no. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a cute little one-off story about a boy and his […]

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