Grigory’s Gadget by E.A. Hennessy

Zoya, Lilia, Anya, Demyan, and Nikolai, five friends who are trying to get out of a situation where poverty and deprivation are commonplace, arrange to emigrate to another country to continue their studies. They’re given permission despite this being a … Continue reading

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

This is a powerful tale of the changing times between old gods and new, focused on a young woman, Vasya, who can see the old ways but is trapped within the modern world of Medieval Russia. The book starts with … Continue reading

Plum Upside Down by Valerie Comer

I have read many of Valerie Comer’s books and keep coming back because of the strong characters, and the conflicts they face in both life and faith. It says a lot for her writing I got confused when I started … Continue reading

Tempted & Taken by Rhenna Morgan

I think it was Axel in the book who commented about the brotherhood going international, but he’s right. Darya brought in a new twist before the Men of Haven novels could fall too much into a pattern. Some elements were … Continue reading

Ichor Well By Joseph R. Lallo

I enjoy the Free Wrench stories because of the ingenuity, sheer insanity, and grand adventures centered on good, if a little odd, people. This book holds true to those elements and offers some growing moments I wasn’t expecting. As with … Continue reading

Ghost Garages: A Boston Technowitch Novel by Erin M. Hartshorn

This is my second time reading Ghost Garages this year, an unusual event for me, but my reaction is the same in that I enjoyed the story a lot…enough to have already recommended it to my sister who loves urban … Continue reading

Snake in the Grass by Ron Leming

I have reviewed some odd books over the years, but never one that literally belongs in the pages of the Weekly World News. However, that’s exactly where Snake in the Grass finds its inspiration and environment. Imagine, if you will, … Continue reading

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks is a big, cataclysmic book, so much so the foreword tells you it isn’t a series ender (which I know anyway because I’ve fallen behind on reading them). I love the messed up chaos that Kate always finds … Continue reading

The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton

I’ve been reading romance since my early teens, so you might imagine I’ve read a few. There are common themes, no question, but each book is a different spin on the theme, which is what makes them fun to read. … Continue reading

The Ace of Clubs by Patricia Loofbourrow

The Ace of Clubs is the third book in the Red Dog Conspiracy and a very complicated novel for oh so many reasons. If you haven’t read the series, be aware there will be spoilers not for this book but … Continue reading