Archives: October2009
  • Review of Tempest Rising

    Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler 368pp (Paperback) Read Chapter One My Rating: 7/10 Amazon Rating: 5/5 LibraryThing Rating: 3.63/5 Goodreads Rating: 4.38/5   Tempest Rising is the first book in the Jane True series and is Nicole Peeler’s debut novel. Its official release date is November 1, although Amazon started shipping it on October 27. This urban fantasy series is supposed to be at least three books long with the next book, Tracking the Tempest, coming out sometime in the […]

  • Halloween Week & Horror Book Review

    It’s Halloween week over at The Book Smugglers, which means there are tons of posts about horror books and movies. There are also a lot of guest posts, and Thea and Ana invited me to post over there this week. Thea also sent me one of her favorite scary books to write about today – Christopher Pike’s Whisper of Death, which is about a couple of teenagers who come home to find their town deserted except for them and 3 […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    It’s Sunday so it’s time to post any new additions to the TBR for the week. I have three new ones and they are all copies I received for review. By the Mountain Bound by Elizabeth Bear I was psyched to get a copy of the second book in The Edda of Burdens series a few days ago – it is one of my most anticipated 2009 releases (it’s out on October 27). Elizabeth Bear is one of my favorite […]

  • Review of My Soul to Keep

    My Soul to Keepby Tananarive Due352pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4/5Goodreads Rating: 4.24/5 My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due has two sequels: The Living Blood and Blood Colony, respectively. The ending isn’t quite a cliffhanger but I wouldn’t call it a complete ending, either, since it is very clear that there is a lot more of the story left to be told. It’s often classified as horror, but I thought it was more contemporary dark fantasy/suspense […]

  • By Special Request: War on Sci Fi

    So, whilst I was off being a good little grad student, apparently there was a Thing in the blogosphere about this fun little rant. By special request of RRRJessica, here’s my take on the subject: He’s got a point. Wait! Stop! Before you fire up the hate mail, I should probably clarify that a bit. There is a valid point in there. It’s a tiny little thing; like most points it is 0-dimensional, lacking depth, width, and breadth, and is […]

  • Shiny New Books

    I’ve decided to join in with the book blogosphere trend of posting books bought and received on a weekly basis (unless I did not happen to buy or receive books that week). So every Sunday I’m going to put up new additions to the TBR pile just for the fun of it and since I know many of you, like me, probably enjoy seeing books that they may not have noticed before. I’ve always avoided these posts since I was […]