Despicable Me 4: Hilarious Family Fun

I have loved the Despicable Me films from the very beginning. I love animation and comedy; with Steve Carrell voicing Gru, they’ve been wonderful fun, so I was excited that we were getting a new film after seven years. Despicable Me 4 is hilarious family fun with a cast of crazy characters that will keep […]

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The Night Ends with Fire by K.X. Song: Emotional and Stirring

The Three Kingdoms are at war, but Meilin’s father refuses to answer the imperial draft. Trapped by his opium addiction, he plans to sell Meilin for her dowry. But when Meilin discovers her husband-to-be is another violent, ill-tempered man, she realizes that nothing will change for her unless she takes matters into her own hands.

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Foul Days by Genoveva Dimova: Detailed and Complex

As a witch in the walled city of Chernograd, Kosara has plenty of practice treating lycanthrope bites, bargaining with kikimoras, and slaying bloodsucking upirs. There’s only one monster she can’t defeat: her ex, the Zmey, known as the Tsar of Monsters. She’s defied him one too many times and now he’s hunting her. Betrayed by

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“Daddio”: Powerful Performances

When I read about this film, I was intrigued by the concept and more interested because of Sean Penn and Dakota Johnson. Both are very talented so I was hopeful for a successful film. What I watched, however, blew me away. Both gave powerful performances in “Daddio, honest, authentic, and nuanced. While the film is

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“The Bikeriders”: Dramatic and Powerful

When I saw the trailers for the film The Bikeriders, I knew immediately that I wanted to see it. The powerful images and the impressive cast enticed me as well. What I hadn’t anticipated was just how dramatic and powerful the film would be, with the cast giving outstanding performances one and all.  “The Bikeriders”

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Thelma: Delightfully Funny

I like different, especially in movies. I’m always looking for something that’s going to be entertaining but add a different point of view. When I heard about Thelma, I was excited because in this film, the main hero is an elderly woman. When I got the chance to watch the film, I found it as

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Winter Lost by Patricia Briggs: Multilayered And Entertaining

In the supernatural realms, there are creatures who belong to winter. I am not one of them. But like the coyote I can become at will, I am adaptable. My name is Mercy Thompson Hauptman, and my mate, Adam, is the werewolf who leads the Columbia Basin Pack, the pack charged with keeping the people

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Of Jade and Dragons by Amber Chen: Thrilling and Complex

Eighteen-year-old Aihui Ying dreams of becoming a world-class engineer like her father, but after his sudden murder, her life falls apart. Left with only a journal of her father’s engineering secrets and a jade pendant snatched from the assassin, a heartbroken Ying follows the trail to the capital and the prestigious Engineers Guild—a place that

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Running Close to the Wind by Alexandra Rowland: Brilliantly Funny

Avra Helvaçi, former field agent of the Araşti Ministry of Intelligence, has accidentally stolen the single most expensive secret in the world—and the only place to flee with a secret that big is the open sea. To find a buyer with deep enough pockets, Avra must ask for help from his on-again, off-again ex, the

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Aftermarket Afterlife (InCryptid 13) by Seanan McGuire: Complex and Emotional

Mary Dunlavy didn’t intend to become a professional babysitter.  Of course, she didn’t intend to die, either, or to become a crossroads ghost. As a babysitting ghost, she’s been caring for the Price family for four generations, and she’s planning to keep doing the job for the better part of forever. With her first charge

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