Dead but Dreaming is an entertaining anthology – solid stories, without any duds to mar the ultimate Dark Ones experience. Cthulhu would be so proud.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is an entertaining stop-those-serial-killers movie. It won’t blow anyone’s mind or change the world, but it does its job well.
Slave Girl, the start of an erotic series set in a time when Romans and Franks are big boys with bigger swords, does exactly what it set out to do. Nice.
Without any doubt, Small Creatures/Wide Field is the most entertainingly bizarre acid trip of a gamebook that isn’t a gamebook I’ve ever come across.
Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho manages to be funny, touching, and sometimes scary pretty effortlessly. If you must read a Fixi Novo book, read this one.
A socially awkward hunk and a pragmatic heroine stuck in a practical marriage. Cute. Lord Havelock’s List by Annie Burrows is a such an unexpected fun read.
In many ways, the movie version of The Giver is missing the more elegant nuances of the book. It still manages to entertain and touch the heart, though.
Lots of melodramatic passion and intense secrets in The Gentleman Rogue by Margaret McPhee – the right ingredients for a book that is unexpectedly awesome.
No surprise that Of Monsters and Men are from Iceland. Only a band from that weird continent called Europe could come up with something this quirky.
Parents may cringe when Ariana Grande sings about things like “Don’t let these eyes fool ya, I can take it. Hold nothing back – give it to me!” but I’m sure their kids would definitely approve. Bang bang into the room, baby!
Janice Sims is back with another story with sane likable people who fall in love like it’s the most natural thing ever. Even when there are drugs and dead people involved, imagine that. The plot doesn’t compare to the romance, though, which is a bit of a shame.
I have my reservations about the plot (it’s a workplace romance revolving around deception), but the romance is so fun and the love scenes are hot, hot, hot. Let’s put it this way, I don’t know why this book isn’t called When Autumn Comes.
It looks like Seanan McGuire has gotten the mojo back into the InCryptid series, as this one introduces a new cast, a new setting, and some new lore with style and panache. Cobras, gorgons, nerd action heroes, and – of course – guns for everyone!
Suffragettes are tricky character to handle, as conventional romance tropes often make them look like wannabes or fickle flakes who jettison the cause the first moment they get a man to look their way. Here, things are actually pretty good.
From World’s Zombie Day to National Hollerin’ Contest, every day is a festival if you believe this cute little book. Now we can celebrate every day!
Sia discovers a new generation of dreamy little girls who would ordain her as the spokesperson for their little earthquakes. Hey, with Kate Bush and Tori Amos getting a bit long in the tooth, may as well hand the job to Sia.
This revisit to Gauthier, Louisiana for another emotional and angst-ridden small town romance is a better trip than the previous one. Many things turn out pretty well here, and the chemistry is good. That love scene though, oh dear.
Oh look, a fun urban fantasy series that I can get into, after the ones I’m reading have come to a close or come to making me roll up my eyes one time too many. Warning: some Kate Daniels-induced bitterness seeps into this review once in a while.
She’s crazy, he has a stick up his rear end, and they get along so fabulously well together. This Regency-era historical romp is all about the cray crazy (mostly on her part). It’s a train wreck, but I really like it.