Category: Fiction

ArchEnemy (Looking Glass Wars 3) by Frank Beddor

ArchEnemy (Looking Glass Wars 3) by Frank Beddor

WOW! The Looking Glass Wars is pretty brilliant as a trilogy but ArchEnemy is an incredible conclusion. We pick up with Alyss desperate for her imagination powers to return after the devastating end to Seeing Redd. A journey that follows Alyss, Redd, Arch, and, of course, […]

Book Review: Dubliners by James Joyce

Book Review: Dubliners by James Joyce

I needed a palate cleanser in the worst way. Dubliners fit the bill of a refreshing read since I need to plow through more new/newer releases. Luckily, when I visited my sister and brother-in-law (*Hi Jen and Alex!*) in San Francisco last year, they took me […]

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

Yawn. You know, I’m bored with these “mysteries” and “thrillers” that completely miss the mark. Are You Sleeping is just another in a string of disappointments. This is the story of a woman, Josie, whose father was murdered when she was a teenager. After his […]

LoveMurder by Saul Black

LoveMurder by Saul Black

Hm. I’m still not sure how I feel about LoveMurder. Basically, Valerie Hart is a detective who is forced to relive a case that she only half solved. With new murders popping up, Valerie has to go back to woman she put away several years […]

Ash and Quill (The Great Library 3) by Rachel Caine

Ash and Quill (The Great Library 3) by Rachel Caine

Ash and Quill is a solid third book in The Great Library series. What? This is not a trilogy? Indeed, it is not since Ash and Quill ends with “Continued in Volume 4 of The Great Library.” Are you kidding me? This is what’s wrong with […]

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Lying Game is NOT a psychological thriller. Let’s just start there. The main character, Isa, is obnoxious to the point of insanity and the other characters aren’t much better. Basically, four thirty-somethings come back together when one of them calls everybody back to their […]

Guest Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Guest Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Today’s book review is brought to you by my daughter, Autumn. She asked for more practice at posting and reviewing so here’s her take on Ender’s Game. Guest Book Review by Autumn You now how in Middle School you have to start summer reading? Well, […]

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I have been remiss. I’ve not read any Agatha Christie prior to And Then There Were None. Do not ask how I could possibly survive the Honors English track in High School and College without reading any Agatha Christie. This massive oversight has been corrected. […]

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire is the exception to the rule when it comes to sequels. As noted in my review of Ink and Bone, the first of The Great Library series, it started slow and ended awesome. Picking up where Ink left off, Paper follows Jess Brightwell […]

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

A friend suggested The Girl Who Drank the Moon (*Hi Selah*) and I’m so glad she did! A Newberry Award winner, Moon follows a madwoman, an enmagicked girl, an old witch, a young man, a swamp monster, and a tiny dragon. And then some. Even though […]

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