Reading Diary #03: WebGenii's Reads

This is WebGenii, with another installment from my "Reading Diary". So what have I been reading lately?

I started with "The Bible Repairman and Other Stories" by Tim Powers, published by Tachyon Publications.   [Read more...]

Fair Coin

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills.   [Read more...]

Thief's Covenant

Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city's aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces—human and other—stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder.   [Read more...]

Article 5

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police -- instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior -- instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.   [Read more...]

The Galahad Legacy

Council leader Triana Martell has returned from her journey through the mysterious wormhole, but she isn’t alone. She is accompanied by the ambassador of an alien race -- the Dollovit.   [Read more...]


Protecting Chicago from the dark side can be an exhausting job, especially when you're a sophomore.   [Read more...]


There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds.

When Everett Singh's scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer.   [Read more...]


Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on—but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them.   [Read more...]

Down the Mysterly Rver

Max "the Wolf" is a top notch Boy Scout, an expert at orienteering and a master of being prepared. So it is a little odd that he suddenly finds himself, with no recollection of his immediate past, lost in an unfamiliar wood.   [Read more...]

Cosmic Storm

Just a year into their mission, the crew of Galahad has endured a sabotage attempt, alien encounters, and a dangerous passage through an asteroid belt. Now, as unpredictable waves of radiation threaten the very survival of the ship, Council leader Triana has disappeared.   [Read more...]

Anna Dressed in Blood

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill.   [Read more...]

Review: "The Goddess Test" by Aimée Carter

What I didn't expect was to be reaching for a tissue in the first twenty pages. Ms. Carter nicely sidesteps the whole unequal romance trope by placing the emotional center of the novel in the relationship between our heroine Kate and her mother Diana. Kate's frantic grief over her mother's looming death drives the plot and gives more weight to the story than a YA romance would normally command.   [Read more...]

Review: "Red Glove" by Holly Black

Red Glove is promoted as a YA novel, although I'd put it more at the 18 year old to adult end of the spectrum than the 13-16 year old range. If your kids are old enough to watch the "Sopranos" or "The Riches" and they like those shows, then this is the right book. Much like those shows, Red Glove contrasts the supposed glamour of a criminal lifestyle with the pain it causes our hero. A younger reader might only see the glamour and magic and miss the misery.   [Read more...]

Ghost Town

The Morganville Vampires, Book 9 by Rachel Caine While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders. But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: […]

Review: The Mousehunter by Alex Milay

When I first saw the cover I said, "Hmmm, this might be a cute kid's book." I was right, but also very, very wrong. Turns out, it is a lot more here than what I thought there would be. But I am getting ahead of myself.   [Read more...]

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 […]