May 2018 — A Wrap Up

Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks A pleasant surprise! I was expecting the lead couple would jump into bed immediately but I liked how the author took time to let the relationship develop. I also appreciated how they were willing to sacrifice their vamp/human nature for each other but decided on a compromise. I will definitely…

April 2018 — A Wrap Up

Out for Blood by Kristen Painter This series has many flaws but since I have read the first few books I am going to see it through. While it is true that I have been spacing them out, so I could have missed it but I kept searching for a bigger picture or an overarching…

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…