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!
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!
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!
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!
The very definition of a hard-bitten detective novel, Black Beast kicks off the Bobby Mac detective series with a bazooka, not a hand grenade (to borrow from the book). Bobby is a detective with the Denver Police Department who is still feeling the... Read More | Share it now!
Here’s a book that I have had for a long while on my eReader. I am sure it was procured for two reasons:
It has one of the most beautiful covers; and
It relates to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, one of the books that I have owned (along... Read More | Share it now!
Between is a ghost story. And a love story. And the story of a couple of solitary beings, unwilling or unable to change who they are or become more than they are – until they meet.
Anna Riggs is the daughter of Walter, an academic who is more... Read More | Share it now!
I judged a book by its cover. And a little bit by its description. And it came up wanting.
The recent spate of fairy tale redux(es?) has produced many new tales to enjoy. They come with a built-in audience, and since most everyone knows the stories... Read More | Share it now!
Kerstin Gier’s previous-translated-to-English Ruby Red series was one of my all-time favorites. Though I never saw much about it online, I know that it was extremely popular because every single day (still) I get search hits on my site for one... Read More | Share it now!
Mina Grime’s family has moved a lot. It seems Sara, her mother, is always sprinting into the house, telling them they must pack RIGHT NOW. Then they go somewhere new and start all over. Sara won’t let Mina do any extracurriculars or stand... Read More | Share it now!