Category Archives: Fantasy

Lucky? ~ ‘The Number 7’ by Jessica Lidh #Review #COYER

Louisa’s family isn’t very close. She never met her Dad’s parents, and now they are both gone. Her family is the tight-lipped sort, so she, her father and her sister, Greta, don’t even talk much about their mother or the hole... Read More | Share it now!

The Gardner did it ~ ‘Heist’ by Laura Pauling #Review #COYER

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum dressed as policemen. They tied up the two guards and proceeded to steal over $500,000,000 worth of paintings and other artwork. The perpetrators were never... Read More | Share it now!

Beware the man with power ~ ‘Petronella and the Janjilons’ by Cheryl Bentley #Review #COYER

Petronella and Edmundus Chewnik live in their Manor House in Fort Willow. Their friend, the Duke of Westshire, a fair and heirless man, has just died. Before going, he left explicit instructions as to how the next Duke will be chosen. The problem is,... Read More | Share it now!

From pickpocket to savior? ~ ‘Artful’ by Peter David #Review #COYER #CTRAT

Fun literary fact: Charles Dickens, a prolific writer in the 1800s (perhaps you have heard of him?), wrote about many horrible creatures in his works; however, to my knowledge, he never wrote about vampires. Second fun fact: Peter David did. After... Read More | Share it now!

Finders, keepers; losers, dead ~ ‘Witch Finder’ by Ruth Warburton #Review #COYER

Luke Lexton is almost in the Brotherhood. He’s survived the trial by knife and the trial by fire; now he has a month to complete the trial by hammer. Once he’s in, he can’t leave the Malleus Maleficorum except by his death.... Read More | Share it now!

Bite me ~ ‘Bitter Fruits’ by Sarah Daltry #Review #COYER

Wow. I must say that this was in no way the story that I was expecting. At all. I don’t even know if I can properly discuss it here without Amazon refusing to publish my review and/or being the Spoiler Queen of North Texas. So there’s this... Read More | Share it now!

2 halves don’t always make a whole ~ ‘A Corner of White’ by Jaclyn Moriarty #Review #COYER

Elliot Baranski’s father has been missing for over a year. It’s a puzzling case, because while the body of Jon Baranski, Elliot’s uncle, was found, there was no sign of his father’s or the third person in their party. It was... Read More | Share it now!

She moves soft as a shadow ~ ‘Serafina and the Black Cloak’ by Robert Beatty #Review #ReleaseDay #BookBirthday #COYER

I don’t know why I don’t read more Middle Grades books. With the absence of romance and the drama that surrounds the attraction/relationship theme, these books are free from the constraints of delivering sparks and happy endings and... Read More | Share it now!

The arbiter of intense ~ ‘Til Death’ by Kate Evangelista #Review #COYER

I don’t know if it was the literal sparks between Selena and Dillan, but the beginning of this novel hiccuped and sputtered like an old car trying to turn over. That can happen when there is a lot of set-up to the story, many explanations so the... Read More | Share it now!

You go, merlfriend ~ ‘Deep Blue’ by Jennifer Donnelly #Review #COYER

Deep Blue is unique in that it isn’t about a mermaid longing to be topside. It has interesting and unexpected twists. But some of the story can be frustratingly juvenile. Serafina is the daughter of the ruler of Miromara. Only women govern in... Read More | Share it now!