Reviews

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

  Title:  Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) Author: Joe Abercrombie Expected Publication: July 15th 2014  in US,  July 3rd 2014 in UK Publisher: Del Rey (US), Harper Voyager (UK) Blurb: “I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.”  Prince Yarvi has vowed to […]

Moon’s Artifice by Tom Lloyd

    Tom Lloyd’s Moon’s Artifice may very well be the least talked about book from the last 6 months that people really should be talking about. At least of the books I have read. Earlier this year I deemed a new release over-hyped. This one is the opposite. It’s under-hyped. After reading it, I […]

Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves

  On a recent road trip with my boys (ages 9 and 11), I gave them several choices for audiobooks. Most of them were books I had read reviews for or had recommendations for.  After they read the blurbs and listened to the samples, they quickly agreed on Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves.  […]

The Corpse Rat King by Lee Battersby

  Corpse Rat King by Lee Battersby is full of wonderfully macabre atmosphere and attitude. Marius don Hellespont makes his gory living by wading through battlefields, liberating the dead of their valuables (in other words, he is a corpse rat). Our story begins as Marius and his lackwit assistant Gerd are interrupted as they are […]

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Minor spoiler)

  Vampire books are an interesting breed. Nowadays, it seems that when I hear “vampire” in relation to a book, the first thing that comes to mind is paranormal romance where some beautiful young woman will catch the eye of an immortal, centuries old vampire and well, insert whatever sexually explicit magic you think happens […]

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

I heard about Dark Eden probably close to a year ago. The blurb definitely intrigued me. It describes a population of humans on sunless planet where light comes not from the sky, but from the things that live and grow there. It’s a story of one young man breaking from the confines of the group, […]

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

I have to admit that Seraphina by Rachel Hartman was quite an enjoyable read. There are dragons, there is murder, there is intrigue and there are secrets. And our protagonist, Seraphina, finds herself in the middle of it all while trying her hardest to not be noticed. Why does she not want to be noticed? […]