March 2018 — A Wrap Up

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Creates a feeling of dread very nicely but doesn’t follow through. The protag is made to look so smart in so many ways and yet her stupidity gets an old woman killed! Barely anything happens in the book and it feels like a go-between for the first and third books…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles – March Edition

2017 The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Find my review here   Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Review here   Coraline by Neil Gaiman  My review   Dune by Frank Herbert First, Second, Third, and Fourth parts.   All Flesh Is Grass by Clifford D. Simak The review   2016 The Chameleon’s Shadow by Minette Walters I love reading books by this author because they portray human interaction…

February 2018 — A Wrap Up

Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill Several things about this book annoyed the heck outta me, including: I have begun to detest Jamie who is a Mary Sue if there ever was one! Talbot stared at Jamie, admiration on his face. “Bravo”, he said. “There are men and women a lot older than you…

The Drab Side of the Nightside Books

Hell to Pay & Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth by Simon R. Green Here is what is wrong with this series — and not just with the two books in question: John’s third eye and the powers that come from it are a huge deus ex machina plot device. I don’t think there is any…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–December Edition

2013   Another review from the past: What I liked: the story was fast paced and flowed beautifully-this felt much more natural than the first book by the author the concept was pretty interesting & kept me engrossed the indiscriminate hate that the Decider had for everybody-he didn’t need a reason, he just hated. What…

January 2018 — A Wrap Up

Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan This is the third and last book in the series, Dark Heavens. It has problems, I admit. All the books are in severe need of editing. For instance, the author describes the characters as stiffening at least hundred times. If they do replace the word, they go for rigid. That…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–November Edition

You know where to go for the November 2017 reads! 2016 Kaijus? In a book? Sign me up! Read my review here. 2015 Okay, since I read this book before I started this blog, here goes: That fauxBotany was everywhere Plants on the disc, while including the categories known commonly as annuals, which were sown this…

December 2017 — A Wrap-Up!

A fun book and a tribute to These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer. It was a fun read.   You can find my review here but here are some fun quotes from the books that I didn’t mention in it: Roman blinked again and smacked Aspid’s nose with his hand. “What did I say about…