Posts Categorized: Reviews

Dec 01
Review: No Angel by Helen Keeble

Review: No Angel by Helen Keeble

No Angel does not take itself very seriously, and as a result, neither did I.  But that does not mean that I didn’t enjoy it, and I found myself succumbing to the silly humor, even as the non-stop twists continued to pile up.  Rafael Angelos is a simple guy in a unique position – he’s the only male student in a boarding school for girls.  As soon as he sets foot on campus, the girls are pounding down his door… Read more »


Sep 02
Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

When I finished reading Conjured, my first thought was, “Why wasn’t this a short story?”  The first 75% was an uninteresting and somewhat confusing mish-mash of genres: lost memories, a serial killer, and magic.  The last 25% threw in a crazy, creepy twist and featured a recapping of the entire plot.  I wondered why I had to sit through a full story when it was all going to be explained for me at the end. In Conjured, Eve has no… Read more »


Aug 22
Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

If I told you that a book with a heavy focus on the gathering, purification, and consumption of water was beautiful in an indescribable way, would you be tempted to side-eye me?  Don’t even think about it, because with Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis has written a book packed full of breath-taking moments, fantastic characters, and yes, lots of information about water.  Every author presented with the challenge of conveying a great deal of information to the reader,… Read more »


Aug 05
Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

I feel deceived by Doon.  I was captivated by the gorgeous cover and the synopsis, but it soon became apparent that this story is little more than a cheesy NA-ish romance wrapped up in a pretty package.  Even if you enjoy NA, you might find yourself cringing over some of this writing: “‘Verranica, I’ve verra few choices that are mine.  But this’ – he grabbed my arm, his eyes drilling into mine as he crushed my body against his –… Read more »


Mar 09
Review : The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Review : The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Full-disclosure: I love anything with an apocalyptic slant, so I was predisposed to like this book.  I was very intrigued when I read the description of “The Age of Miracles,” with its unique premise of an Earth whose rotation is slowing down. The story is narrated by Julia, now a young woman, but ten years old at the time the world first realizes what is happening to Earth. We never learn why the Earth has slowed, but nevertheless, the implications… Read more »