Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I believe it was the cover that first drew me to Vicious. Something about it screamed ‘Villain’. That the blurb spoke of a story about archnemeses, super powers, and  revenge, and I was pretty much sold. I’m drawn to stories of righting wrongs and heroes that aren’t clean and shiny. What I got … well, […]

Book Review: THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES by Scott Lynch

A couple of years ago, I needed a book to read for vacation. So I stopped down by my local indie bookstore and grabbed one of the thicker fantasy volumes on the shelf. That book – The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – almost made me forget I was sitting on a beautiful […]


All Zoe Norris wants is a job and a chance to start over again. When she stumbles across an opportunity as a travel book editor in New York City, she thinks she’s found the perfect chance. The only problem? She’s human. Her boss is a vampire, her favorite co-worker is a water sprite, an incubus […]

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

When Roen Tan, stereotypical IT tech, wakes up one morning hearing voices he naturally assumes he’s gone crazy. Sadly, he hasn’t.

The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes

When Chesney Anstruther accidentally summons a demon while playing poker, he refuses to sell his soul. Only … no one has ever refused to sell their soul before. Chesney’s decision causes a few complications and ultimately leads to Hell going on strike.

The Hollow City, by Dan Wells

Wells has masterfully engrossed us in the mind of a diseased man, forcing us (and Michael) to constantly ask what is real and what is not, all while putting a human face on schizophrenia.

REVIEW: Exogene by T.C. McCarthy

That first novel, Germline (review) ranked as one of my favorites of 2011 – a dark and powerful story of war and what it can do to men. McCarthy has proven that he hasn’t broken stride with the sequel, Exogene.

REVIEW: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

I’m honestly surprised that this is Daniel O’Malley’s debut novel. He’s got a strong voice and ability to make characters come alive. And that’s good since the ending leaves open the possibility of further adventures with Myfanwy Thomas.

REVIEW – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the future, the world is not a pleasant place. Overpopulation and lack of resources have made it a squalor and like many people, Wade Watts escapes his miserable life by logging into the OASIS – a virtual reality environment of unprecedented scale and utopia.

REVIEW – The Black God’s War (Splendor and Ruin, Book I) by Moses Siregar III

From childhood, the Black God has hounded Lucia. While her brother, Caio, has been chosen as the savior of their people, Lucia is tortured by the Black God’s visions and attempts to reject him. Through artifacts and blessings, the two siblings have been granted the powers of the gods and their father, the Rezzian King, believes they will be the key to winning the ongoing war against the nation of Pawleon.