If I had one problem with Doctor Sleep, it’s that the book has a lot of necessary backstory. Now before you evicerate me for being a godless King-hating heathen, let me explain.
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I imagine reading new romance novels from new-to-you authors is somewhat like computer dating. For me, Alisha Rai’s The Right Swipe was just that. A swipe to the right.
How does a small town cope with day-to-day modern life when there’s an undead witch roaming around? Thomas Olde Heuvelt explores this idea in the 2016 English translation of his novel Hex. The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel, Hex, from Thomas Olde Heuvelt–a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watch Whoever is born […]
I was tipped off to this delightful book by some innocent byplay on Twitter. An editor or agent wanted a light read. Someone else, also in the industry, casually remarked, “How about the Vampire Knitting Club?”
In The Vine Witch, Luanne G. Smith builds a magical alternate-universe turn-of-the-century France. The setting is very romantic, but also ambitious.
I’ve been one of Caitlin’s ‘Deathlings’ for a while. That’s what she calls her YouTube viewers. There’s just something about a tall woman with dark hair and bangs talking about the entertaining aspects of death that appeals to ageing goths like me. I still have an inordinate amount of black clothing in my wardrobe.
I like well-written horror and Into the Drowning Deep is a great example. I started this book on Audio, narrated by Christine Lakin, and finished on eBook. The audio performance is great, but I read faster than I can listen. Remember those Disney read-along records from the 70’s? I wish they’d bundle the eBook with […]
River of Lies is the fifth book in the BC Blues crime series by R. M. Greenaway. I received the book for free via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review. Unfortunately, I haven’t read the other four books, which would have provided a lot of much-needed backstory. For all that, I did a pretty good job of figuring things out.
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig is the latest book to make an attempt at stealing the post-apocalyptic biopunk doomsday saga crown from Stephen King’s The Stand. Unlike other contenders, Wendig not only takes the crown, he giggles and chortles madly as he runs away home with it.
Gyre takes a high-risk spelunking job in hopes of getting off the backwater rock she calls home, ideally to find her mother. Em is a stubborn controller responsible for Gyre’s well-being underground. When Gyre realizes Em is her only support staff, and the job isn’t quite as posted, it’s a no-holds barred adventure.