Mini-Reviews of Books I Requested Through I Smell Sheep June-July 2021

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix A most compelling tale about women who survive horrifying events and what happens to them once they stop being the latest story. Whatever you’d expect from a slasher flick, such as characters who don’t die even after grievous hurt, prolonged confrontations, a lot of gore and bodies, you’ll…

July 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine As I review this book, the news of Rachel Caine’s passing is still fresh. I’ve loved reading her work and am sad that we won’t get to see what else she would have dazzled us with. When it comes to this installment, I think I can sum it up with…

July 2020 — Netgalley Reads

The Riddle of the Fractal Monks by Jonathan Pinnock So, this book isn’t a good choice for you if you haven’t read the previous ones in the series. That was the first thing to go wrong for me. Secondly, the main characters aren’t very nice people that you’d want to read about. The guy is spineless…

July 2019 — A Wrap-Up

Great premise: if God was going to save His loyal followers and a pair of every type of beasts by having Noah build an ark, wouldn’t Hell want to do the same for all the demons, nightmares, and terrors? Charged with the duty to oversee that the evil beings survived the storm is a wizard…

Trent Jamieson’s Trilogy is All about Dealing in Death

Review of the first book in the series. Managing Death So, how little an effort Selby makes to be better at his job irked me when I was reading the previous book. That doesn’t really change in this one either. Another thing that I didn’t like was how the author made Hungry Death sound like…

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…

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….