Genre: horror

Book Review: Pitch Dark

Posted February 14, 2018 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Pitch Dark

I just read a kickass book about killer aliens in outer space, two starships colliding, and ecoterrorism. It was tense, paced well, and pretty fucking scary, to be honest. And I thought that was all. But then I read the author’s note at the end. And suddenly what I thought was a straightforward horror novel in space became something a little different. It’s been a really difficult year and three months (so far) for anyone that was opposed to Trump’s presidency. But it’s probably been a terrifying nightmare come to life for anyone that isn’t white. If you’re a writer, more »

Book Review: Into the Drowning Deep

Posted January 24, 2018 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 2 Comments
Book Review: Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Drowning Deep made it onto my reading list because it just seemed like the perfect gritty mermaid story – one that so many of us have waited to hit the shelves. Sure, I love the beautiful myths and sugary scenes of lovely underwater scenery of flaxen haired women. I even love the darker imagery of smirking, half naked gals who flirt with pirates and bask in their own lovely forms. But mermaid lovers know that there is also another side to the story that is just waiting to come to light. not this book Mira Grant is here more »

Book Review: The Wood

Posted October 6, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Wood

Chelsea Bobulski’s debut was interesting. I mostly liked it, but it left me sort of feeling bereft of emotion, and emotional connection to books and characters is a very personal thing, so what may have been my experience will not be someone else’s, so I wouldn’t not recommend this book based on that. In fact, I was quite won over by the genre-bending weirdness going on in The Wood. It’s mostly fantasy, with fae (they are immortal and called The Old Ones and The Council) and a creepy wood, but a little bit of Science Fiction (due to the time travel aspect), more »

Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore (Review + Giveaway)

Posted September 20, 2017 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore (Review + Giveaway)

Hey, so I was lucky enough to get myself on the Jane, Unlimited blog tour. I wasn’t a fan of Kristin Cashore before this. I mean, I’ve heard a lot about her books and I plan to read her Graceling Trilogy at some point, but I haven’t yet. Something about this book spoke to me though, and when I was invited to be on the tour (I honestly mostly hate blog tours because I always hate the book), I took the chance. So glad I did. My review follows this, and at the end of the post is a giveaway more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy (3)

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy (3)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy

Posted February 23, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy

Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review those books, even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought about it. So since it was the new year, I tried my best to suck more »