Review: Vengeful

This is a September 2018 release sent to me by Macmillan.  Title: Vengeful Author: V. E. Schwab Stars: ★★★★★   The second in Schwab's Villain series, Vengeful gripped me tight and wouldn't let go. I loved Vicious (Bk 1 in the series). It's marketing lines were aimed right at me, and everything I love about complex villains (Leonard Snart, Loki, Killmonger,... Continue Reading →

Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time Author: Roshani Chokshi Stars: ★★★★ I hesitated to read this after reading The Storm Runner. However, I wanted an answer to my over-editing versus overdone trope (i.e. the Percy Jackson repetition). After Chokshi's book, I can say that it's neither. Unique and endearing, Aru Shah might just be my new favorite... Continue Reading →

Review: Working for Bigfoot

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Working for Bigfoot Author: Jim Butcher Stars: ★★★★★ As you all likely know, I'm a huge Jim Butcher fan. It's honestly amazing I haven't read this one before - but this was a fantastic view into the growth of Harry Dresden... Continue Reading →

Review: Arm of the Sphinx

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Arm of the Sphinx Author: Josiah Bancroft Stars: ★★★★★ I am of the belief that I could merely post my favorite quotes, and they would be reason to demonstrate why I rate Bancroft's work so highly. I could, but I won't.... Continue Reading →

Review: Immortal Descent

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Immortal Descent Author: Carolyn M Walker Stars: ★★ Inverting the Dracula female victim-trope, Immortal Descent suffers not from a lack of ideas but clumsy dialogue. Same length sentences create monotony. Lectures and foreboding vague phrases may have been intended to augment tension; instead, they... Continue Reading →

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