Here we go with another novella. You might ask me why I keep reading them when they’re not my favorite format, but the truth is that they’re so popular right now and so many authors are exploring such interesting ideas with them that I can’t help myself. Much like last week’s Prime Meridian, this week’s book fit pretty well into the novella format. The Tea Master and the Detective, unbeknownst to me prior to doing some research for this review, is set in a world that author Aliette de Bodard has worked in before. As such, it feels pretty well-established […]
In general, I’m not a big fan of novellas. I like a long story that I can really sink my teeth into.
Author: Rodney V. Smith Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy Publisher: Lost Bajan Publishing Pages: 332 pages Release Date: February 13, 2018 My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Blurb: Nobody expects to get turned into a vampire, especially a guy like Bob. Everybody hopes that if they somehow get transformed into a vampire, they will instantly become some kind of superhero vampire out of the movies. Bad news guys: not gonna happen. More likely than not, you’re gonna be one of the poor clueless bastards hanging out on Thursday nights with Bob in his vampire support group. You may think you know what being a vampire is supposed […]
In Slavic mythology, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in the woods. Her home is a hut with chicken legs, and she flies around in mortar and pestle. Those who seek her aid run the risk of ending up in her cook pot. Unbeknownst to me, she also writes an advice column on Hairpin.
A Ravenous review of Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land – a thrilling tale of the tragic nature of nurture gone wrong and the girl at the heart of it.
True confessions time — How many of you have bought a book based solely on the power of the author’s tweets? Although I had read Carmen Maria Machado’s story “The Husband Stitch”, really it was her strong Twitter game that inspired me to pre-order her short story collection “Her Body and Other Parties.” She had a lot of insightful things to say about topics I cared about, and I wanted to support that. This doesn’t always turn out well for me, by the way. There are lots of people who are great on Twitter but terrible novelists. But hey, what’s […]
White Fur begins in a Romeo & Juliet manner: a boy and a girl in a cheap motel, a shot gun between them.