Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi #SciFiMonth

Summary: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that:(1) … Continue reading Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi #SciFiMonth

Book Review: Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

Summary: The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group … Continue reading Book Review: Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

DNF Book Review: The Many-Colored Land by Julian May #SciFiMonth

Summary: In the year 2034, Theo Quderian, a French physicist, made an amusing but impractical discovery: the means to use a one-way, fixed-focus time warp that opened into a place in the Rhone River valley during the idyllic Pliocene Epoch, six million years ago. But, as time went on, a certain usefulness developed. The misfits … Continue reading DNF Book Review: The Many-Colored Land by Julian May #SciFiMonth

Book Review: Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

Summary: When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago--and all he holds dear? Goodreads … Continue reading Book Review: Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

Book Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff #SciFiMonth

Summary: What happens when a staff sergeant questions a two-star general's parentage to his face? Torin Kerr discovers the answer in Tanya Huff's much-anticipated sequel to Valor's Choice. Separated from her company, Kerr is ordered to report to a top-secret reconnaissance mission, either as punishment for her quick mouth or praise for her service. Kerr … Continue reading Book Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff #SciFiMonth

Book Review: The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney

Summary: Even as the branches of peace are being offered, there are some who still believe those who are not human should be used as chattel. And they are willing to go to great lengths to retain their power. Newlywed siren Oriana Paredes has been appointed Ambassador to her home islands now that communication between … Continue reading Book Review: The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney

Book Review: Dracula’s Child by J.S. Barnes

Summary: Dracula returns… It has been some years since Jonathan and Mina Harker survived their ordeal in Transylvania and, vanquishing Count Dracula, returned to England to try and live ordinary lives. But shadows linger long in this world of blood feud and superstition - and, the older their son Quincy gets, the deeper the shadows … Continue reading Book Review: Dracula’s Child by J.S. Barnes

Book Review: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Summary: Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King.2) Marry him.3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do … Continue reading Book Review: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Book Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead #SpooktasticReads

Summary: Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand … Continue reading Book Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead #SpooktasticReads

Book Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop #SpooktasticReads

Summary: Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship … Continue reading Book Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop #SpooktasticReads