Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: A Merchant in Oria by David Wiley
May 19, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

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

Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
May 12, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Outlander Author: Diana Gabaldon Genre: Historical Romance Amazon Rating: 4.6 The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she

Book Review: Bang by E.K. Blair
May 5, 2018 Book Reviews A.L. Mabry

Title: Bang Author: E.K. Blair Genre: Adult Drama Amazon Rating: 4.6 stars They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence. But I’m not innocent. I haven’t been for a very long time. My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was

Book Review: Blackfern Girls by Elizabeth Yon
April 28, 2018 Book Reviews A.L. Mabry

Title: Blackfern Girls Author: Elizabeth Yon Genre: Paranormal Amazon Rating: 4.8 stars Girlhood is hard. Surviving it in the strange wilderness of Blackfern County is a challenge like no other. Elizabeth Yon’s Blackfern Girls entices with parlor tricks, whispers of abandonment, and tempts innocence to desperate measures, revealing the lethal dangers of coming of age in

Book Review: Ogre Ogre by Piers Anthony
April 21, 2018 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Ogre Ogre (Book 5 of 39 in the Xanth Series) Author: Piers Anthony Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Amazon Rating: 4.6 Smash, himself, was part ogre. Although ogres were considered so stupid they could hardly speak, and spent their time eating young girls, seven assorted females had suddenly turned to him for guidance and safety? In Xanth,

Book Review: My Soul to Keep by Sean Hayden
April 14, 2018 Book Reviews A.L. Mabry

Title: My Soul to Keep Author: Sean Hayden Genre: Urban Fantasy Amazon Rating: 4.5 stars Ever have one of those bad ideas just pop into your head? You know the ones. They seem like a great idea at the time, but if you had stopped to think about it a moment… I’m talking about those

Book Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
March 10, 2018 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

Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
March 3, 2018 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
February 24, 2018 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: Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin
February 17, 2018 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Blade of the Destroyer Author: Andy Peloquin Genre: Dark Fantasy Amazon rating: 4.5 The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: Ruthless, Unrelenting, Immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death. When