Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters

Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters

Fourth Dimension tells the story of a small Marine family trying to survive after a complete technology blackout.  What starts off as the family annual camping trip quickly turns into a dog-eat-dog world as violence ensues when humanity realizes life as they knew it has come to an end.  Arming themselves with their mother’s military experience, their camping supplies, and limited connections… the family sets out to do whatever they must to survive. I think the concept of this book is really interesting.  The complete loss of technology would surely result in a world fallen to chaos.  There were a […]

Posted February 25, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle

The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle

I am a sucker for fairytales. These days, fantasy is dark and fast-paced.  There are villains in the shadows with twisted plans that will keep you up at night.  There are brazen heroes and maidens who don’t need rescuing. The Book of Pearl is something else entirely. This novel reads like something by the Grimm brothers.  The Kingdoms are a lush fantasy world so beautiful in their simplicity and believable enough that they could be our own, in another age and time.  That is the charm of a fairytale – it’s fantasy, but it feels like, just maybe, it could […]

Posted December 18, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Jessika has been brainwashed since childhood. Her father holds an important position with the Reicht, and so Jessika must always be on her best behavior.  She is the top of her class, a gifted skater, and she is the Favorite Daughter of the Reicht. Until Clementine. Clementine Amelia Hart changes everything Jessika has been told is truth.  She allows her to see through the shroud […]

Posted October 26, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Faber Faber in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Hel was born with the upper body of a girl and the legs of a corpse.  From the moment of her birth, her father, Loki, is disgusted with her.  She is an outcast in her family, in Asgard, and even unloved when she enters her own kingdom.  She is scorned by love and hates all things living and more things dead.  And she is […]

Posted August 14, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Of Jenny and the Aliens is a romance, a sci-fi, and a story that in many ways may feel too true-to-life Aliens have contacted earth, and Derek is in love.  Her name is Jenny and since the world is probably ending anyway, she takes a chance on him.  She has a snowcone machine in her basement, and they watch Disney movies together.  It’s great. […]

Posted August 11, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Pistols & Petticoats by Erika Janik

Pistols & Petticoats by Erika Janik

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Beacon Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Erika Janik seems to me like the type of person who learns a fact, then gets really excited about it and learns everything possible about the subject.  She is clearly enthusiastic and while I found Pistols and Petticoats interesting, it was a little too ambitious and scattered for my tastes. Delivery There are several ways to format any non-fiction work.  My experience in historical works is that they […]

Posted July 17, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //