Series on Sunday: Mini-reviews Part 2
Fantasy / New to Me Author / Paranormal / Part of a Series / Uncategorized

Series on Sunday: Mini-reviews Part 2

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season!  I’ve been battling an ugly cold but otherwise our Christmas was quite nice.  The husband and I slept in, made pancakes and opened gifts, talked to family and in the evening we broke out our French cookbook and tackled a meal we’d never made before, Beef … Continue reading

Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica
Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / New to Me Author / Review Requests and ARCs / Uncategorized

Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

I had mixed feelings about this book, but I’ll start by saying it was a perfect beach read and a fun adventure/fantasy story. The downside for me was that I found the writing style distracting, and the main character a little annoying at times. But I think other readers might react differently and really enjoy … Continue reading

Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Science Fiction

Summer releases in science fiction and fantasy

I wanted to take a minute to send people to I09’s list of summer reads in science fiction and fantasy. I love their book lists because they cover so many different types of books. Whether you read science fiction or fantasy, it seems like there’s something for everyone here, and not just the usual suspects.  … Continue reading

Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up
Challenges / Dystopian / Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Part of a Series / Science Fiction / Steampunk

Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up

In the last couple of months I’ve read more than series books than usual.  I don’t like reviewing series after the first book, because (1) it’s too spoilerish and (2) because series books are usually pretty fluffy and there isn’t much to say about them. I have a class ending next week and I’ve been … Continue reading

Challenges / Children and YA / Fantasy / Highly Recommended

Review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

It’s been a good month for reading.  I had high expectations for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and it met them.  It’s a good fantasy story, but like Gaiman’s other books, it’s so well-written it transcends its genre. The book tells the story of a forty year old man, visiting his childhood … Continue reading

Award winners / Challenges / Children and YA / Classic Literature / Fantasy / Highly Recommended / Part of a Series

Review of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Note: The Book Stop is on vacation!  This post was written in advance.  But please feel free to comment. If you like well-written fantasy with a strong female character, this is the book for you.  The Hero and the Crown won a Newbery Medal in 1985, which is awarded once a year to the best … Continue reading