Review: Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

Written by Justin Richards Illustrated by David Wardle As part of an amazing Doctor Who-themed raffle basket I won recently, I acquired this amazing boxed set of “Time Lord Fairy Tales.” These sixteen short stories are told in the fashion of the fairy tales they are based on, but just like the television show they areContinue reading “Review: Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

Review: Before the Awakening (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

Finn’s story: This story, while well-written in the technical sense, was by far the weakest of this trio. If not for my husband encouraging me onward, I might have put the entire book down. I understand that the book was released before the film, and that the authors don’t necessarily get all the information they’dContinue reading “Review: Before the Awakening (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka”

Review: The Weapon of a Jedi (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Jason Fry

This book boiled down to “Just how did Luke get so good at using a lightsaber, anyway?” Which is an important question to ask, in the continuity between the films A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Unfortunately, the reality of the the limitations established in the Star Wars universe at that point inContinue reading “Review: The Weapon of a Jedi (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Jason Fry”

Review: Smuggler’s Run (Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

This young adult novel was a well-written and well-crafted story set between two of the films in the original Star Wars trilogy. All of the battle scenes, whether shoot-outs on ground or ship-to-ship battles in space, were dramatic and clearly written. The plot flowed at a good pace. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it. 

Review: Moving Target (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry

This was an excellent Star Wars young adult novel that succeeds at showing realistic decisions that must be made in war, and how people involved in those wars end up making essential decisions regardless of how much power or authority they might have. I also appreciated that Princess Leia is given much authority and agencyContinue reading “Review: Moving Target (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry”

Review: Shattered Empire (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

One of my biggest pet peeves about most war movies is how the characters celebrate at the end of a big battle as if everything is going to be easy from there on out. This graphic novel shows how the opposite is the case and does an excellent job of leading into how the remnantsContinue reading “Review: Shattered Empire (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka”

Review: Valhalla (Stargate SG-1 #14) by Tim Waggoner

I enjoyed this book more than I otherwise might have, reading it so soon on the heels of watching Thor: Ragnarok in theaters. Any Stargate reading for me is a visit to a world I love, and this was a solid, though not necessarily memorable, entry into the media tie-in offerings for this world. OneContinue reading “Review: Valhalla (Stargate SG-1 #14) by Tim Waggoner”

Review: Patterns of Interference (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #5) by Christopher L. Bennett

Obvious benefits of a media tie-in novel are the lack of production value constraints. This means authors are free to make use of a vast array of characters and create new planets beyond the typical constrictions of special effects. Bennett has capitalized on these abilities to great extent, especially writing a familiar cast of charactersContinue reading “Review: Patterns of Interference (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #5) by Christopher L. Bennett”

Review: Points of Origin (SG-1/SGA Travelers’ Tales #2) edited by Sally Malcolm

Favorite story: “Precognition” by Jo Graham touches on the after-effects of one of my favorite episodes of Stargate SG-1, when our heroes travel back in time and are aided by a younger George Hammond. It was lovely to see his progression through the years, taking us to the man we know and love who guidedContinue reading “Review: Points of Origin (SG-1/SGA Travelers’ Tales #2) edited by Sally Malcolm”

Review: Heart of the Dragon (Supernatural #4) by Keith R.A. DeCandido

I usually avoid reading other reviews of books before writing my own, but for some reason I scrolled down when getting the links for this book. While it looks like the majority of the ratings are positive, the top few reviews that showed up on Goodreads absolutely trashed this book, which is unfortunate. You mightContinue reading “Review: Heart of the Dragon (Supernatural #4) by Keith R.A. DeCandido”