Genre: Western

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

I was on board with this book as soon as I found out it was a YA fantasy western.  I didn’t even need to know the plot – I knew I was there for the aesthetics alone and the rest would com after. I gotta tell you guys, the world Charlotte Nicole Davis built here is AWESOME.  You get hints of a western feeling world in the post-apocalyptic dystopias like LIFEL1K3 and Gunslinger Girl, but The Good Luck Girls isn’t a dystopia and the world stays constant.  I grew up watching old-school westerns with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and while YES these […]

Posted September 19, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

This is not Jurassic Park. Okay, so absolutely NOTHING in other reader’s reviews or in the description led me to the hope that this was going to be another Jurassic Park-esque novel.  There were two things that let me to delude myself:  the cover art, and the dinosaur.  But this is not a dinosaur book.  This isn’t even science fiction.  Dragon Teeth is a western. I prefer Crichton’s science fiction. So, I think it’s important to note that Dragon Teeth was published posthumously.  Crichton was a prolific writer and there were a lot of rough, half-finished manuscripts lying around either completely abandoned or set aside for […]

Posted December 26, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

I reviewed this book in depth last March, so I am going to keep this brief and to-the-point. 🙂 The Dark Tower is one of my least favorite books of the series, mostly because of the events that unroll within it.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s extremely well-written, and the last 45 minutes of the audiobook are my favorite in the series.  It’s just that I’ve spent a lot of time invested in these books, and I don’t like seeing the characters I fell in love with, die. I mean, fundamentally, that stinks in any book, but after about the 50% […]

Posted August 13, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Serendipity Jones, y’all. My goodness, I loved this girl. Full disclosure?  Gunslinger Girl was preordered about two days before release, and it’s been sitting on my shelf every since.  I’ve been eyeing it with doubt and suspicion for two months until I picked it up last week thinking “might as well get this over with”. I am a fool. I wish I had read this book two months ago.  Heavens, I wish I had received an ARC.  Pity and Max and Luster and the whole gang were exactly what I needed right now in my unenthusiastic reading drudge.  I mean, for starters […]

Posted March 14, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Guys, I love this book. The Waste Lands is where The Dark Tower series is REALLY starting to get good.  First and foremost (small spoiler, but honestly, this book is 26 years old) we get Jake back!  Jake and Eddie are my favorite characters in this series, so I love his journey back to Roland’s world.  Second, we get to see the city of Lud, which I think it the first real example of how Roland’s world has “moved on”.  Third?  BLAINE THE MONO. Blaine is my favorite villain in this series.  Probably on my top ten ever.  He is such […]

Posted January 21, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //