Book Reviews

Review: "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore

John Smith looks like your average teenager, but he's hiding a deep secret. He's one of nine survivors from the alien world, Lorien, who fled to Earth and who are being hunted down. Thanks to a curse, the nine survivors have to be hunted down and killed in a certain order. If not, they're virtually […]

Review: A Young Man Without Magic by Lawrence Watt-Evans

A Young Man Without Magic is very easy to read. While some events seem like they were shuffled around to fit the outline instead of being part of a natural progression, everything works. Every time I found myself starting to get the slightest bit bored with what was happening, something exciting broke the page and I was hooked again.   [Read more...]

Review: Waking The Witch

When urban paranormal fiction is discussed, Kelley Armstrong (along with Kim Harrison and Charlaine Harris) is typically cited as one of the authors to read. In Waking The Witch; Ms. Armstrong has released the eleventh book in her “Otherworld” series. It’s difficult to keep a long running series fresh and interesting for the fans (and […]

Review: Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol 1

The book has comic strips from Mr Breathed very first comics that he did in his college paper, up to 1982. His first drawings were funny, but doesn't look at all like they do later on. But you can still see his humor and a few of his characters that he stuck with.   [Read more...]

Review: Keeper of Light and Dust

Target audience: • people women who have tattoos (or that love tattooing) • women who love to watch martial art fighting or that practice martial arts • vampire romance enthusiasts • women who are irresistibly attracted to the handsome stalker type • young people who believe they have “old” souls The problem is, I’m really […]

Review: Silverfin - A Young James Bond Adventure

"There's something slithering in the dark waters around a Scottish castle. Something that must be kept secret, something very deadly. One man with a thirst for power will use it. Whatever the cost. One young boy stands in his way. His name is James. James Bond."

Cue the music!!   [Read more...]

Review: "Lord of the Changing Winds" by Rachel Neumeier

What is refreshing about Lord of the Changing Winds is that it presents a refreshingly new adaptation of griffin lore. When neighboring kingdom Casmantium begins to threaten their desert with ice, the Griffins are forced to flee, taking their desert with them. Griffins are so intimately bound with the element of fire, it has become their own life essence, their spirit.   [Read more...]

Review: "The First Rule" by Robert Crais

I made a careless mistake, sitting on my sofa at around 1:30am... I picked The First Rule off the daunting TBR stack in my living room and began reading, fully intending to read just the first couple chapters, then get in bed.

Somewhere around 6:30am, with the morning sky already bright, and my eyes burning from lack of sleep, I forced myself to stay awake and finish the book. I absolutely refused to put the book down with so few pages left, and pushed my way through to the end.   [Read more...]

Review: The Machineries of Joy: a Collection by Ray Bradbury

I don’t think I can recommend Ray Bradbury’s writings any more highly than Neil Gaiman does in his introduction to the latest printing of The Machineries of Joy, but I’ll try anyway. I’ve enjoyed Bradbury since I first clutched a used copy of The Illustrated Man at age 13, but I think I just fell in love with his prose all over again.   [Read more...]

Review: "The Web of Titan" by Dom Testa

Get this series guys! If you love sci fi, space, adventure; get this one. It really pulls you in and keeps you interested. The drama between the boys and the girls, who likes who, how do they feel for each other etc; is what we teen go though a lot. And when you're on a spaceship for years or more, relationships are going to happen.   [Read more...]

Review: Chalice

This is a review of Chalice by Robin McKinley. The mass market paperback was published by Ace in November 2009. Amazon Canada has it listed for $9.99. The great temptation when reviewing a book by Robin McKinley is that you simply quote her beautiful prose. The second temptation is that one can so easily get […]

Review: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"

Let me start off by admitting that I love both Zombies and Regency novels. So, naturally, when I saw a zombified portrait of Jane Austen on the cover of a book, I was intrigued.   [Read more...]

Review: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty by Raymond Benson

Let me begin by saying that I wanted to love this book. I love the game, I love the characters, I love reading; it seemed a natural fit. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. What I ended up reading was an “okay” version of a story that I know could have been much better.   [Read more...]

Review: "Freedom (TM)" by Daniel Suarez

Last year, Daniel Suarez's "Daemon" left us on one heck of a cliffhanger. Now, "Freedom (TM)" picks up that cliffhanger, resolves it and delves even further into a scary but all too possible near future in which a computer bot can seemingly take over the world. In terms of story and characters, "Freedom (TM)" picks […]

Review: "Horns" by Joe Hill

"Horns" starts with two of the most ingenious opening paragraphs I've read in a long while about Ignatius Perrish waking up from having spent the night before doing horrible things and getting ready to do a lot more. Also, Ig (as he's called) has a pair of horns growing out of his head. Joe Hill […]

Review: "Star Trek: Inception"

"Star Trek" novels (and media tie-in novels in general) walk a very fine line when it comes to revisiting familiar elements from their original source material.    This can especially be true when it comes to giving the details behind the romantic liaisons of various character that took place off screen but are referenced and alluded […]