November 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Even though I read this book in October, I forgot to include it in that month’s wrap-up. So, reviewing it now. Cinder is the story of Cinderella but one who is half cyborg and works as a mechanic. All the elements you’d expect from such a story are there, i.e., an evil stepmom,…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — August Edition

2018 Go here for the books I read in August this year! 2017 A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper My review Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker My review 2016 The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett My review 2015 Samurai Jack, Vol. 1 by Jim Zub As fun as the cartoon had been! 2014…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — July Edition

2017 Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson This was my first encounter with Kamala Khan and boy did I love what I read! What made her an authentic character were her lifelike issues, including those of being a teenager, a superhero coming into her powers, of trying to find her place…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — June Edition

2018 Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger Oh, this was such a pretty book! It stayed true to the story from the novels, making me laugh and fall in love with the series all over again. The art is just so manga-ey that you can’t help but like it.  My initial thoughts on…

September 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Like the two previous books in this series, this one was hilarious! Pratchett continues to amaze me by dealing with huge issues like gender discrimination in his own unique way: “I can see you’ve been getting ideas below your station,” said Granny coldly. As always, the humor was exquisite. Consider…

August 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas This series is light, entertaining, and satisfies all my once-in-a-blue-moon romance cravings. I know the setting and the characters are familiar. While they may be cut out from the same stencil: the guys are manly and stubborn and the ladies are quirky and non-traditional. These books are still fun…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — May Edition

 2017 The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris My review said it all but if it didn’t, check out my love for Loki here!   The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My review can be found here.   2015 The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán  Find the review here! 2013 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan The Percy Jackson series remains…

July 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs “Silver” I finally learned how Samuel and Bran became werewolves. The story is dark and violent but that seems fitting. “Roses in Winter” Asil, an aging werewolf in the Marrok’s pack is more man than beast. An innocent girl, Kara, begins to change all that….

I Review Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

I started reading this book at a weird time in my life. A loss that I’m still grieving and new changes make for bad companions. Those reasons could be why I enjoyed reading this book much more than I should have. You’ll see what I mean when I share the two contrasting views that I…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — April Edition

I know I am way behind schedule but I have been really busy what with switching jobs, earning money, and losing an important my mamujan (maternal uncle) to Parkinson’s! Please bear with me… 2014 Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews So, this is weird. I didn’t have many good reads during the past Aprils. Hopefully,…

June 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shaman Rises by C. E. Murphy Read my series review here. Meanwhile here are two of my fave quotes from the last book: Don’t you just love it when a favorite author of yours quotes/alludes to the work of another favorite author?   I saw Morrison’s face twitch like he couldn’t believe I was baiting…