Review: Avery

Avery by Charlotte McConaghy The Chronicles of Kaya #1 Bantam 2015 (2013) Large format paperback 373 pages YA Fantasy

Ava and Avery are a bonded couple from Kaya, a land where ancient magic ensures that, once bonded, one cannot live without the other. So when Avery is killed while on a mission to assassinate […]

Books in Discussion - Crime Fiction

Crime is a genre I don’t read a lot of, mostly because – and this may sound contrary to the reason why so many people read and love it – I just find it to be rather boring. I’m more likely to enjoy psychological thrillers because they get deeper into characters and their neuroses, and […]

Review: The Antigone Poems

The Antigone Poems by Marie Slaight Artwork by Terrence Tasker Altaire 2014 Trade Paperback with Flaps 104 pages Poetry

This collection of poems, inspired by Sophocles’ class Greek Tragedy, Antigone, was written by Marie Slaight between the years 1972 and 1981; the artwork by Terrence Tasker was created between 1974 and 1979. Both were […]

Review: The Mad Scientist's Daughter

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke Angry Robot 2013 Trade Paperback 391 pages Speculative Fiction; Science Fiction

I was looking forward to reading this novel, described as “A tale of love, loss and robots”, and wasn’t really sure, when I started, just what kind of book it is. If we want to […]

Mini Reviews: 2014 mid-year bundle

For the sake of my sanity, my memory and my goal of reviewing every book I read, I am doing a bunch of mini reviews today in order to clear my backlog (and my desk) before I totally forget what I thought of them. These books are ones I read as far back as February […]

Review: The Fever

The Fever by Megan Abbott Little, Brown & Co 2014 E-ARC (galley) 320 pages Fiction; Mystery

Summary from Goodreads: The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, […]

Review: Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum The Button Jar #2 Mira 2014 Large Format Paperback 395 pages Fiction; Chick-lit

Emily Oliphant is finally on a fulfilling path. She’s left her abusive husband, John; she’s living in a lovely old house and just been given an amazing offer to buy it from the owners, two […]

Review: Fracture Me

Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me #2.5 HarperCollins 2013 E-book 60 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian/Romance

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t be further from the upcoming battle. He’s reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best […]