Genre: Fiction

For the Win by Cory Doctorow

For the Win by Cory Doctorow

Nope, sorry. I’m tired of reading books that want to spend a load of time preaching to me. It’s not that the issues you’re talking about are unimportant. It’s that I can hear enough about greedy corporations and the global economy in the news without my “fun” time turning into a lecture about how we need to be more proactive in standing up for our rights and equality. I don’t mind books that make you think but egats, who wants a book to talk down to them. I DNF’d this at about 10%. There was a bit in the beginning […]

Posted December 4, 2017 in Reviews // 9 Comments //
The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The next step of Roland’s quest has begun. After his conversation with the Man in Black, Roland faces the long road to the Dark Tower.  He’s starved, dehydrated… Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger of Gilead, is dying. The first door looms near and behind it, what possibilities may arise? Behind the first, the Prisoner. Behind the second, The Lady of Shadows.  Behind the third, Death (but not for you, gunslinger). Meet the rest of the cast. The Drawing of the Three is typical Stephen King style where you get a lot of exposition and character introductions before the story really […]

Posted December 2, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Ughhh Little Brother.  How I hated you. I’m not just trying to be a jerk about it, but the main character Marcus was exactly the type of person I despise.  I hate reading about characters like him with their “F— the government, don’t trust anyone over 25, I do what I want” attitude.  Especially the type that turn into pathetic worms at the slightest sight of danger.  There are situations in this book – bad situations, given – that Marcus handled so badly.  I couldn’t even feel bad for him because he was such a little asshole and I’m a cynical jerk all I […]

Posted November 30, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Malcolm has heard strange rumors about the baby with the nuns. It’s said she’s the daughter of a powerful man and the woman who started the League of St. Alexander.  It’s said the CCD is looking for her.  It’s said she’s the answer to a prophecy.  When Malcolm sees the little girl, he doesn’t see what the big deal is.  She’s cute, but she’s just a baby – how could she be so dangerous. Malcolm is certainly about to find out as he is whisked away into a world of secrets and spies.  When the biggest flood London has ever […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Lady Amalia Cornaro did not ask to be a Falconer. When balefire is starting to consume the city, she acts instinctively.  Her choice is to become entangled into a role she knows she cannot have, or let her city burn.  There is no choice, and she snaps the restraining jess around Zaira’s wrist without hesitation.  New problems arise – Zaira doesn’t want to be a Falcon (a mage of the Empire) and she is not going to come quietly. There are more pressing things afoot than a disgruntled mage – noble children from the neighboring city of Ardence have been […]

Posted November 23, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

In the beginning, Miranda was worried about skating lessons. Life is normal.  Her brother is coming home from college for the summer.  Her step-mother is pregnant.  She has three essays due on the same topic.  Then a meteor hits the moon with enough force to move the celestial body and everything changes.  Weather changes, communication goes out.  Mayhem.  The end of the world. This story is Miranda’s diary on the goings-on of life after everything changes. I’m really glad I gave this book a chance. I very nearly DNF’d this book a couple hours in.  I didn’t love the format, […]

Posted November 22, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //