The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard My rating: 3 of 5 stars The title itself intrigued me. And then I saw the cover. The image of the throne set in front of a Parisian landscape that includes the Eiffel tower and burning feathers floating down from the sky is stunning. The opening… Continue reading Book Review – The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars Vanishing Girls is billed as a psychological thriller and it is that, but it isn’t new and fresh, or even that surprising. But that isn’t what pulled me into this story. First and foremost, even before I’d call it a psychological thriller, I’d call… Continue reading Book Review – Vanishing Girls
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 5 of 5 stars I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. It had me completely hooked when I understood there would be references to pop culture of the 80's and when it references Dead Man's Party I was beyond excited. It just got better from… Continue reading Review: Ready Player One
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Sparrow is a brilliant exploration of religion, faith, spirituality and humanity in the face of fate, chance, and wonderful discoveries. I loved it. As a speculative science fiction book, there are some distinct problems. But I read the book without criticizing… Continue reading Review: The Sparrow
This is the first year that I’m participating in Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner’s annual end of year survey. Big thanks to Kristen at Super Space Chick for turning me on to it. 2014 Reading Stats Number of Books You Read: Goodreads has me at a total of 32 books this year. I’ve been… Continue reading The Perpetual Page Turner’s 5th Annual End Of Year Survey – 2014 Edition!
Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Though I've been a fan of the Star Wars movies as long as I can remember (admittedly more 4,5 and 6 then 1,2, and 3), I've never ventured into the expanded universe detailed via the written word. Until now. I was fortunate enough… Continue reading Review: Star Wars: Scoundrels