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 The protagonist has Capgras Syndrome and thinks his mother has been replaced by an imposter.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 Reading I Did in November 2020

Race To The Finish Line by Aisha Yusuf I requested this book from Netgalley and I’m glad I did so! With a cover like that, there was no way I wasn’t requesting this book from Netgalley. I know that this is the work of a very young author and her craft will improve with experience. However,…

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…

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…

Death in Delft by Graham Brack

I had recently read a historical murder mystery and found it to be disappointing. So, going in, I wasn’t expecting much out of this one either. But that was before I encountered the self-deprecating style of the narrator. The protagonist is a cleric who’s secretly Catholic but owes his job and living to his being…