Category: Books

Book Review: Sick by Tom Leveen

Book Review: Sick by Tom Leveen Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and wily troublemakers–the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving. The virus turns Brian’s classmates […]

Review: That Ain’t Witchcraft (InCryptid Book 8) by Seanan McGuire

Frankly, I’m completely biased when it comes to Seanan McGuire’s writing. That said, I want to talk about her newest in The Incryptid series, Ain’t Witchcraft. This is the eighth book in the series, along with short stories set in the universe. The series focuses around the Price family who rebelled against the Covenant of […]

Review: Lightning Wolves by David Lee Summers

Review: Lightning Wolves by David Lee Summers It’s 1877 and Russians forces occupy the Pacific Northwest. They are advancing into California. New weapons have proven ineffective or dangerously unstable. The one man who can help has disappeared into Apache Country, hunting ghosts. A healer and a former sheriff lead a band into the heart of […]

Review: “Midnight Riot” by Ben Aaronovitch

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness […]

Best of 2018 Wrap Up

2018 has been a busy year, both in events the bookstore has attended and in the entertainment we have reviewed. We have had a blast this year providing books, both new and used at the various events around the Valley of the Sun. I can’t really do a best of events but I can say […]

Review: “Every Heart A Doorway” by Seanan McGuire: Beautiful and Magical

Normally, I read most of Seanan McGuire’s books as soon as they come out. I wish I had on this one as well and other than a lack of time, I have no excuses. Not only is it one of the finest novels I’ve read but it truly deserves every award that has been lauded […]

Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen

Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Bram Stoker Award nominee Tom Leveen (Sick; Shackled) asks: What price will you pay for immortality? Urban legends of a murderous figure called Springheel Jack date back to the 19th century. What Baylee is about to learn is that “he” is most certainly for real…and not alone. When her only […]

Review: “Enlightened” by Billie Kowalewski

When I received a request from the author Billie Kowalewski for a fair review, I was more than willing to read her book, “Enlightened”. The title sounded interesting and the story unique. I began reading and here are my thoughts. The characters sweep you along into their lives, making you want to read more. Harmony’s […]

Book Review: Roar of Sky by Beth Cato

Book Review: Roar of Sky by Beth Cato In this stunning conclusion to the acclaimed Blood of Earth trilogy—a thrilling alternate history laced with earth magic, fantastic creatures, and steampunk elements—geomancer Ingrid must find a way to use her extraordinary abilities to save her world from the woman hell-bent on destroying it. Thanks to her […]

Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato

Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat […]