Category Archives: Fiction

Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a brilliant and sometimes heartbreaking read. It probably had so much more impact due to the fact that it’s based on a true story, well, sort of. It’s inspired by real people, and a real career (the book women – librarians who would deliver books to locations too far and small for their own library). Continue reading

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Blog Tour & Book Review: Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small

Bright Burning Stars is the debut novel by A.J. Small. The novel is a tale set in a French ballet school, and understandably it has a lot of the plot devices we’d hope and expect for it. But it’s more than that as well. It’s a coming of age story, a story where one has to learn what is best for them, and of course the story of the hardship dancers can come across while in training. Continue reading

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Review: La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman

Okay, so first of all, I swear I already wrote a review for this book, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. So here I am. If I end up coming off at frustrating at all, it’s simply because I feel like I’m repeating myself. Continue reading

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Review: #Fashionvictim by Amina Akhtar

The novel is Amina Akhtar’s debut novel, and fortunately for her it made it onto the BOTM options – something that I’m sure helped it gain more attention. The novel itself is about the fashion industry. Not so much the designing elements of it, but the print elements. Think of the Devil Wears Prada, only with some unhealthy obsessions about fashion heroes. Continue reading

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Review: Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Bluff has got to be one of the most unique combinations I’ve seen in quite some time. It’s a thriller heavily influenced by poker and card games. That may sound a bit odd, but it actually worked really well. Continue reading

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Review: The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro

The Collector’s Apprentice is the latest novel by B. A. Shapiro. Like her other novels, this one focuses mostly on the art world. Unlike the other novels, this one is mostly about art collectors as opposed to artists. It’s a refreshing change, and honestly provided for a new perspective and take on the storytelling styles Shapiro prefers. Continue reading

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Review: Feed by Mira Grant

Feed is the first novel in Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series. The series is Mira Grant (AKA Seanan McGuire)’s take on zombies. It’s not one I’ve seen before and thus would really like to give it a ton of credit for that fact alone. Continue reading

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Review: Chimera (Parasitology #3) by Mira Grant

Chimera is the third and final novel in the Parasitology series by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire. The series is somewhere between a medical thriller and a dystopian series, in many ways. In a world where scientist feel comfortable skipping steps for the ‘greater good’ (and greater profit) it really was only a matter of time before an outbreak such as the one in this series occurred. Continue reading

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Review: Symbiont (Parasitology #2) by Mira Grant

Symbiont is the second novel in Mira Grant’s Parasitology series. It’s one part thriller and one part science fiction, but the end result is a tense and fascinating read that will make you question what truly makes us human. Continue reading

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Review: The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran

The Sword and the Dagger is the debut novel by Robert Cochran. The description sounds a bit like the beginning of a joke, a princess, a knight, and an assassin. But in all seriousness, this is a fascinating novel. Continue reading

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