Blazin’ Fun to Be Had When You Read Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews

Disclaimers about All Ilona Andrews Heroines They have now begun to sound like the same character. They are all too skilled in subjects they shouldn’t know much about Things seem to work out for them in a very unlikely manner My Review With this book, we return to solid Ilona Andrews territory where everything is…

A Wrap-Up of the Books I Read in March 2021

The Other Mother by Matthew Dicks I requested this book on Netgalley and I’m so glad I did! Even though the title brings Gaiman’s Coraline to mind, this book isn’t horror. The protagonist has Capgras Syndrome and thinks his mother has been replaced by an imposter. First of all, a very unique premise and one that…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in January 2021

Live Girls by Ray Garton Live Girls is a short and fast-paced vampire adventure of a book. Don’t reach for it if you like your horror to have deep characterization or be character-driven. Because during most of the book, all the protagonist does is whine, get his blood sucked out, and use one of his female…

A Wrap-Up of Books Read in October 2020

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson Set in the era when Teddy Roosevelt was trying to modernize the New York PD, this novel follows a midwife. Owing to her husband’s unsolved murder and mugging, she knows too well how corrupt the department really is. So, when a pregnant woman at one of the boarding houses…

May 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman So. Much. Fun. When I began reading this, I wanted to kick Fat Charlie in the butt because he was that spineless. And I wanted to do the same to Spider because he wasn’t. I ended up liking both characters and their only-i-get-to-hurt-my-family philosophy. P.S. If you don’t like rambling…

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…

November 2017 — A Wrap-Up!

I know, I know. It has been forever since I last posted. So, I combined my wrap-up post with an infographic to atone for my er blogging sins. For all that they are “novellas”, these books have way too much happening in them! I read and loved the first one (Read my ravings here). This…

October 2017 — A Belated Wrap-Up!

    Things are starting to get just a bit darker and the stakes higher when it comes to Ms. Marvel’s life! She has to think whether she should be blindly following orders, even if they do come from someone she has looked up to all her life: She has to concede that she can’t…

September 2017 — A Month with an Abysmal Reading Record

The previous month was all about graphic novels, comics, and anthologies. Here is what I read in September and what I thought about it: Preacher, Vols. 4-9 It was irreverent as heck: It was full of sexist characters who say things like: But oh, it was so good! I read this one as part of…