Review: CRUCIBLE edited by Mercedes Lackey

Favorite story: “The Note” by Phaedra Weldon. While many of the stories in this anthology rated between 3 and 4 stars for me and were cute and enjoyable but not amazing, this penultimate tale punched me right in the feels. There are so many things about the life of a Herald that are explored in this tale,Continue reading “Review: CRUCIBLE edited by Mercedes Lackey”

Review: THIRD PATH (Stargate Atlantis) by Melissa Scott and Jo Graham

And thus, we finally come to the conclusion of the Stargate Atlantis Legacy series, which continues the story past season 5 of the television series. Overall, this novel was both a bittersweet and very satisfying ending to a much larger and more complicated story line. 

Review: STEAMPUNK WORLD edited by Sarah Hans

DISCLAIMER: I share a publisher with one of the authors discussed below. However, I purchased my copy of the book at full price from the anthology’s editor, not the author, and I do not consider our relationship to have bearing on my review choices. I was not a contributor to the Kickstarter campaign that initiallyContinue reading “Review: STEAMPUNK WORLD edited by Sarah Hans”

Book Review Policy

As I slowly get caught up on the never-ending list of finished books that need to be reviewed, I figured I should put together an official review policy (even though I definitely don’t consider myself an official book reviewer). Go here or click the “Review Policy” tab at the top of the page for informationContinue reading “Book Review Policy”

Review: CLOSER TO HOME by Mercedes Lackey

I think my biggest complaint about this book is probably the fact that the back cover text has very, very little to do with the actual plot of the novel. And if that’s my biggest complaint, I will definitely call this book a win. I’ve read every Valdemar book by Mercedes Lackey, many of theContinue reading “Review: CLOSER TO HOME by Mercedes Lackey”

Review: ARMADA by Ernest Cline

Because I loved Ready Player One so much, I didn’t argue very much when my husband insisted on pre-ordering the hardcover of Ernest Cline’s second novel, Armada. My husband read it first, and I have to admit that my stomach sank a little bit when he described it to me. My takeaway was that itContinue reading “Review: ARMADA by Ernest Cline”

Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this novel at full price. This was my second official foray into the erotica genre–this time, without the cushion of the paranormal to root me in something familiar! I also normally stay far, far away from novels where the protagonist is also an author. However,Continue reading “Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole”

Review: THE COST OF HONOR (Stargate SG-1) by Sally Malcolm

A good media tie-in novel should hit a number of criteria. Expand upon the established universe. Give the reader better insight into the internal motivation of the characters. Build a setting that goes beyond the restrictions of the original format. Sally Malcolm’s conclusion to the story she started in A Matter of Honor does allContinue reading “Review: THE COST OF HONOR (Stargate SG-1) by Sally Malcolm”

REVIEW: A NEW DAWN (Star Wars) by John Jackson Miller

Let’s get one thing out of the way first. Star Wars Rebels is a kid’s show. A New Dawn is not a kid’s book, which was a surprise and provided a bit of interesting cognizant dissonance while I read it. It is not necessary to be familiar with both to enjoy either, but both of themContinue reading “REVIEW: A NEW DAWN (Star Wars) by John Jackson Miller”