Dystopian · Fantasy · fiction · Indie

Dead world, primal mind eating monster, kids with powers – Children of the Different, S.C.Flynn 3.5 stars, but it's definitely worth a read if you love fantasy

Check out on Goodreads ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars Received in giveaway I have been reading this book for quite a while. The reason it took me so long though, was because I was listening to it on a reading app, rather than just reading. I have received this one on a giveaway. Having finished it, I… Continue reading Dead world, primal mind eating monster, kids with powers – Children of the Different, S.C.Flynn 3.5 stars, but it's definitely worth a read if you love fantasy

Dystopian · fiction · Loved-it

When being over 6 feet under is safer than out. Wool, Hugh Howey One of the best dystopian books I've read in a while

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars So. How does one start a review for a book as big as this one..? Wool by Hugh Howey feels like the best book I’ve had in my hands this year. I know it’s only April. But I don’t feel like I’ll read another one like… Continue reading When being over 6 feet under is safer than out. Wool, Hugh Howey One of the best dystopian books I've read in a while

Diversity · fiction · Loved-it

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik A wonderful #diverse book about siblings, trust and friendship

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✮  4.5 stars If you read my blog, you probably know that I choose YA books quite rarely. I mean, the premise has to be pretty special for me to do it. But this one just had it. And I wasn’t wrong. How can I sum this… Continue reading Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik A wonderful #diverse book about siblings, trust and friendship

fiction · Humor · Scifi

If you’ve always loved deep-space hilarity, or… Redshirts by John Scalzi

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★☆  4 stars I’m sure most of you have heard of Redshirts. And let’s admit, Scalzi is a pretty well-known writer, having received many awards (the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for this one being among them), as well as having worked as a consultant to the TV series… Continue reading If you’ve always loved deep-space hilarity, or… Redshirts by John Scalzi

fiction · Interviews · Women's

How to write a book about kicking rockstars out of your house, or… Interview with BJ Knapp, author of Beside The Music

So last week, in my review of Beside The Music, I promised you an interview with the author, BJ Knapp. Happy to say that I’ve got the interview questions right here and I’m going to share them with you in just a few seconds! But first of all, let’s meet our lovely interviewee. Although we already… Continue reading How to write a book about kicking rockstars out of your house, or… Interview with BJ Knapp, author of Beside The Music

fiction · Loved-it · NetGalley · Other-cultures · Women's

A Gripping Story About Mothers and Daughters, Adoption And… Tea? The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane sounds like just another pretty name, when you first spot it. It brings promise, as does the author’s well-known name, Lisa See. A promise of secrets, twilight and fantastic cultures it might take you too. I’m going to tell… Continue reading A Gripping Story About Mothers and Daughters, Adoption And… Tea? The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

fiction · Indie · Women's

Beside The Music by BJ Knapp A book about when rock... doesn't rock.

Goodreads average 3.85 ★★★★✮  4.5 stars This has got to be the coolest spot to write a review. (I’m on a train to another city, to teach a class there.) And for a cool spot we need a cool topic. And I think I’ve got one. Rock music cool enough? I got Beside The Music at Story Cartel, one of… Continue reading Beside The Music by BJ Knapp A book about when rock… doesn't rock.

Fantasy · fiction · Loved-it · Urban fantasy

Envy of Angels – Sin du Jour #1 A slow start to a really good series

Goodreads average 3.87 ★★★★✮  4.5 stars I’m sure you’ve heard about this one. It’s another fun, ass-kicking and quite inventive Urban Fantasy series, right along the lines of Rivers of London and the like. Except this time, we’re talking catering. And not just any kind of catering. I found out about this series from Tammy’s blog. I… Continue reading Envy of Angels – Sin du Jour #1 A slow start to a really good series

fiction · NetGalley · Retellings

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey A Retelling of Shakespeare's Tragic Tale

Today I’m reviewing Miranda and Caliban – a retelling of The Tempest by Shakespeare, which, I must admit, I have not read. That has had me worried about writing this review, but I guess it IS a retelling, so it’s okay if you read it as a standalone. I hate to say it, but as much as… Continue reading Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey A Retelling of Shakespeare's Tragic Tale

fiction · Illness · NetGalley · Women's

Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein It's got it all - love and joy, sorrow and pain

This blog post has been eaten up by the evil server-killing monsters on the unfortunate day of Jan 24th, when my blog has been offline for *gasp!* around 24 hours for the first time. I am reconstructing it through my GR review (which is thankfully almost the same, cause it was that one time I decided… Continue reading Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein It's got it all – love and joy, sorrow and pain