Category: Reviews

Book Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts […]

Review: The Night Beat by Gini Koch

The majority of Prosaic City’s residents don’t know that their town exists on top of another place — Necropolis, City of the Undead. For the most part, the two planes of existence manage to remain separate. And when they don’t, Necropolis Enforcement has beings in place to ensure the general human population remains blithely clueless. […]

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 […]

Review “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Less Beasts, More Secrets

I loved the first Fantastic Beasts film. It had wonder, imagination and humor as well as a deft touch with complex issues. I adored Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. His acting was quirky and brilliant. Well before the sequel was out, I was already excited to see it, hoping for more of the characters I’d […]

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 […]