Tag: ARCs for Review

Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Hmm.  Mixed feelings about this book.  On one hand, Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that world.  It was a fun ride with nuances of The Chronicles of Narnia and A Wrinkle in Time. On the other hand, this book was almost 600 pages long, and told the story in each of the childrens’ POVs.  I actually love multiple POVs, but with this book, the formatting was […]

Posted February 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
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 //
Trell by Dick Lehr

Trell by Dick Lehr

Romero Taylor is a wrongfully accused man. He knows this, his wife knows this, and his daughter Van Trell Taylor knows this.  Everyone knows this, but nobody is speaking up about it.  Why not?  Because the crime he is accused of is horrific:  a twelve-year-old girl was shot.  Furthermore, someone is keeping people quite. Van Trell is going to get down to the truth and get justice for her daddy. This book is trying to tell an important story, but it’s doing it wrong. This book is based on an actual case that author Dick Tell worked on when he was […]

Posted November 2, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

I have a lot of really mixed feelings about The Infinite Now. On one hand, it was undeniably a really interesting book.  On the other hand, it reminded me of a mess of yarn tangled on the floor after my kitten is done playing with it.  There are a lot of ideas and characters and intertwining stories.  The author reveals very little.  Most characters are wrapped around secrets.  This book needs to be read very slowly and very carefully, or you’ll end up in a corner and not know how you got there. Lets start with what I loved:  the history. […]

Posted October 17, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

This book is grace wrapped in beauty and I loved it. Zara has dreamed of playing Echo in Echo and Ariston for as long as she can remember.  When she auditions for the great Leopold Henneman, she doesn’t expect to be cast… but here she is, sneaking into the beautiful Aurelia theatre through the alley door, living her dream… and standing over a dying man. Bit by bit, the players pick away at her, the director builds her up and breaks her down.  And there are more deaths in the Aurelia.  And, even more unexpected, Zara finds herself falling in love. […]

Posted October 11, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //