Category: Book Reviews

Forbidden: The Brethren of Erebus
June 24, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Forbidden: The Brethren of Erebus Genre: Fantasy Author: L.M. David Rating: 4.6 The European vampire brood is in decline and the Vampiric council’s rule is shaken amid rumors of an uprising. Their only hope comes from an Oracles’ verse and a name “Julianna.” Moros, as a member of a warrior clan, the Brethren of

Book Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
June 17, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Maskerade (Discworld #18) Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor Author: Terry Pratchett Rating: 4.6 The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence — some would even say lucky — until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of

Blood and Bile by J.C. Boyd & Joshua Robertson
June 10, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Blood and Bile Genre: Fantasy Author: J.C. Boyd & Joshua Robertson Rating: 4.8 “Before the world came to be, there was nary beginning nor end, nary sky-shield nor night-wheel, nary war-garb nor shield-foe, nary fate-heeder nor fate-weaver, nor any thing living or dying or dead.”Ranvir ripped meat from bone, the dew of deep wounds dribbling between

Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
June 3, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: All the Birds in the Sky Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/ Author: Charlie Jane Anders Rating: 3.9 An ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go war as the world from tearing itself. To further complicate things, each of the groups’ most promising followers (Patricia, a brilliant witch and Laurence, an engineering “wunderkind”) may just be

Book Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
May 27, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: The War of Art: Break through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles Genre: Reference Author: Steven Pressfield Rating: 4.5 The Art of War meets “The Artist’s Way” in this no-nonsense, profoundly inspiring guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind. Reviewed by: Stephanie Ayers Rating: 5 stars Review: It will amaze you how right Pressman is

Book Review: Shark Bait by Nancy E. Miller
May 20, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Shark Bait Genre: Romance/Thriller Author: Nancy E. Miller Rating: n/a Mental health counselor Kate Ainsworth received the call from Det. Rayder summoning her to the beach. Never did she guess that the trip involved a client’s head washed up on shore. Murder and mayhem ensue with Kate in the crosshairs. Ben Rayder is set to

The Glass Thief by John Ryers
May 13, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: The Glass Thief (Tears of Aeryth Book 1) Genre: Dark Fantasy Author: John Ryers Rating: 4.7 stars A DEBT IS OWED. Del Kanadis–indentured thief to the King of Fires–desires freedom above all else. When given the opportunity to repay his debt with a single job, he begrudgingly accepts, believing it to be a fool’s

Into the Darkness Special Edition by A.M. Rycroft
May 6, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Into the Darkness Special Edition (Book 1 of the Cathell series) Genre: Dark Fantasy Author: AM Rycroft Rating: 3.2 stars When her father died, sell-sword Aeryn Ravane lost her way. She found it again in the form of his abandoned quest to break a dead man’s curse deep in the Black Mountains of the

Book Review: A Merchant in Oria by David Wiley
April 29, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: A Merchant in Oria Author: David Wiley Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult Amazon rating: 5 stars Firion is a young merchant descended from generations of merchants. His first big break comes along when he sets out to trade with the wealthy Dwarven kingdom of Oria. He has always dreamed of visiting this grand kingdom, having heard his

Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi
April 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Redshirts Author: John Scalzi Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.9 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew

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