Category: Book Reviews

Esper Files by Egan Brass
August 19, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Esper Files Genre: Steampunk/Fantasy Author: Egan Brass Rating: 4.1 They came after The Great Storm, the Espers. Feared and hunted by society, there are those who use their powers for good, and those who use them for evil. When an experiment goes wrong in Victorian London, Espers, people with supernatural abilities are created. In

The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
August 12, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: The Bone Collector Genre: Psychological Thriller Author: Jeffery Deaver Rating: 4.5 Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics — until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia

Reckoning (Bloodline #2) by Kate Cary
August 5, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Reckoning (Bloodline #2) Genre: YA Fantasy Author: Kate Cary Rating: 4.8 Mary Seward thought she had escaped the darkness of Transylvania and the evil that claimed the soul of her fiancé, John Shaw. But now, back in England, Mary has terrible nightmares, fears the dark, sees vampires everywhere she turns. And when a strange

Dyndaer By Joshua Robertson
July 29, 2017 Book Reviews Heidi Angell

Title: Dyndaer Genre: Fantasy Author: Joshua Robertson Rating: 4.7 Branimir emerges from the Netherworld as a living legend and learns the Ash Tree is still in danger from the cursed dagger, kaelandur. An old friend compels Branimir to finish what they started at Melkorka. Once again, the former slave must keep kaelandur out of uncertain

Dolor and Shadow by Angela B. Chrysler
July 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Dolor and Shadow Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author: Angela B. Chrysler Rating: 4.2 As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan
July 15, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles Genre: YA Horror Author: J.M. Sullivan Rating: 4.5 Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
July 8, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: My Sister’s Keeper Genre: Fiction Author: Jodi Picoult Rating: 4.5 Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis,

Oswiu: King of Kings by Edoardo Albert
July 1, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Oswiu: King of Kings Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Edoardo Albert Rating: 4.4 Oswald’s head is on a spike Can Oswiu avoid the same fate? The great pagan king Penda set a trap, and when the brothers Oswiu and Oswald walked in, only one came back alive. Rumours abound that the place where Oswald’s body

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

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