Category Archives: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Awkward Phases: A Review of The Usual Werewolves

Title: The Usual Werewolves Author: Adam Bertocci Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Satire, Contemporary Length: 39 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Finally, a paranormal romance for people who hate paranormal romance. Bookish outcast Serena is in love with… Read More

Caution is a Virtue: A Review of Veiled Threats

Title: Veiled Threats Author: Erin Jackson Publisher: Ringtail Press (Self-Published) Publication Date: February 9, 2022 Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Contemporary Length: 74 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author Rating: 4 Stars Blurb:   This is a short prequel story that takes place before Diabolical Sword, book 1 in The Charm Collector urban… Read More

Dreaming of Happily Ever After: A Review of Somewhere in Time

Title: Somewhere in Time Author: Fizza Younis Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 31, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary, Historical Length: 34 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: It’s a fairy tale retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty, set between the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries, the story… Read More

Rooting Out Evil: A Review of Secrets of the Under Market

Title: Secrets of the Under Market Author: Krysten Harlow Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: May 4, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 73 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Mortal Instruments meets Hellboy in this riveting urban fantasy series that is a prequel to the Visions… Read More

Reasonable Assumptions: A Review of The Interview

Title: The Interview Author: Liz Tuckwell Publisher: Green Griffin Books (Self-Published) Publication Date: August 6, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 22 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb:   Melissa’s being interviewed … for a job she never applied for … and she doesn’t know the name of… Read More

Making Their Moves: A Review of Empty Smiles

Title: Empty Smiles (Small Spaces #4) Author: Katherine Arden Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Publication Date: August 9, 2022 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Contemporary Length: 256 pages Source: I borrowed it from the library. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: New York Times bestselling author Katherine thrills once again in the finale… Read More

A Review of Horror Anthology – Wicked Pond Collection

Title: Horror Anthology – Wicked Pond Collection Author: Jeffrey Legendre Publisher: Vivid Dreams Books (Self-Published) Publication Date: March 5, 2021 Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary Length: 37 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Review: It is well known that the crust of the earth protects us… Read More

In the Deep Depths of the Ocean: A Review of Aegan and the Sunken City

Title: Aegan and the Sunken City Author: D.G. Redd Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: January 26, 2021 Genres: Science Fiction, Futuristic Length: 17 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: The Cartographers have announced that the Triton will drift over an old city. Aegan finds himself lucky enough to be… Read More

Mending Fences: A Review of A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

Title: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy Author: Becky Chambers Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: July 12, 2022 Genres: Science Fiction, Utopia Length: 160 pages Source: I borrowed it from my local library. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot… Read More

Gentle Science Fiction: A Review of A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Note: I’m (finally) reviewing the first book in the Monk & Robot series today and will review the sequel next week. Stay tuned!  Title: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) Author: Becky Chambers Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: July 13, 2021 Genres: Science Fiction, Utopia Length: 160 pages Source: I borrowed it… Read More