Book Review: The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

Title: The Secret History of Moscow Author: Ekaterina Sedia Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Russia, Magical Realism, Mystery Publisher: Prime Books Published: December 3, 2007 Page Amount: 303 pages Goodreads Summary: Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets — a dark, cavernous…

Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction, Short Stories, Retelling, Historical Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction Fantasy Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: February 27, 2017 Page Amount: 304 pages Goodreads Summary: Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to…

Book Review: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Title: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Author: N.K. Jemisin Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adult, Post Apocalyptic, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Published: August 4, 2015 Page Amount: 468 pages Goodreads Summary: This is the way the world ends… for the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with…

Book Review: London Falling by Paul Cornell

Title: London Falling (Shadow Police #1) Author: Paul Cornell Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Fiction, Crime, Paranormal Publisher: Tor Fantasy Published: February 25, 2014 Page Amount: 432 pages Goodreads Summary:The dark is rising …Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious,…

Book Review: Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

Title: Zeroes Author: Chuck Wendig Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Cyberpunk Publisher: Tor Books Published: May 19, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: Five hackers—an Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll—are detained by the U.S. government, forced to work as white-hat hackers for Uncle Sam in order…

Short Story Review: Runaway by Alice Munro

Title: Runaway Author: Alice Munro Genre: Short Story, Fiction Publisher: The New Yorker Published: August 11, 2003 Page Amount: Published Online Quick Summary: Runaway is the title story of the anthology “Runaway” which details the story of a young woman, Carla, who thinks she wants to – but is incapable of leaving her husband. The story is available to…

Book Review: The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

Title: The Man From St. Petersburg Author: Ken Follett Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Published: April 1, 1982 Page Amount: 324 pages Blurb From Goodreads: His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his…

Book Review: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Title: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic Author: Emily Croy Barker Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance, Adult, Paranormal Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Published: August 1, 2013 Page Amount: 576 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora…

Book Review: The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Title: The Reader on the 6.27 Author: Jean-Paul Didierlaurent Genre: Fiction, Books About Books, Contemporary, France Publisher: Pac Macmillan Australia Published: May 1, 2015 Page Amount: 194 pages Blurb From Goodreads:Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life …Sitting on the 6.27…

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Title: We Have Always Lived in the Castle Author: Shirley Jackson Genre: Horror, Classics, Fiction, Gothic, Mystery Publisher: Penguin Classics Published: 1962 Page Amount: 160 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the…

Book Review: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Title: America’s First Daughter Author: Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie Genre: Historical, Historical Fiction, American Literature, Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Published: March 1, 2016 Page Amount: 580 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story…

Book Review: The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips

Title: The Devlin Diary Author: Christi Phillips Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, European Literature, British Literature, Romance, Contemporary Publisher: Pocket Published: April 14, 2009 Page Amount: 427 pages Blurb From Goodreads: London 1672: Physician Hannah Devlin has a special knowledge that Secretary of State Lord Arlington desperately needs. At the king’s Machiavellian court, Hannah is drawn into a dangerous investigation by…