Review: Tales from the Nightside

Review: Tales from the Nightside
Tales from the Nightside by Simon R. Green My rating: 3 of 5 stars A collection of short stories from various viewpoints, all located in The Nightside. After my intense disappointment with Sandman Slim, I didn’t have high hopes from this… but it was a pleasant surprise. After getting used to the bombastic language and ...

Review: Sandman Slim

Review: Sandman Slim
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey My rating: 1 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book. I like the Urban Fantasy genre, I’m an avid Dresden/Butcher fan, and I quite like Mike Carey’s books. I like books dark and gritty in all genres. So, Sandman Slim should have been a good match. But ...

Review: Paladin of Souls

Review: Paladin of Souls
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 3 of 5 stars A nice, but rather light, sequel to the Curse of Chalion. I really really really like that the main character is a middle aged woman. We get a good look inside her head and I love the feel of it. There are ...

Review: The Curse of Chalion

Review: The Curse of Chalion
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 3 of 5 stars Very elegant and gentle writing. However, she knows how to pluck those heartstrings somewhat fierce ;-) One thing I didn’t like, and that was because it was repetative from the Vorkosigan saga: The stomach/belly problems for the main character. Miles had ...

Review: The Crippled God

Review: The Crippled God
The Crippled God by Steven Erikson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was one good read… 10 books long. Too much to digest. I have to re-read (someday, somewhere later this year or the next) the entire series in order to write a proper review. In short: I Loved it. Capital L. Erikson is ...

Review: Heroes Die

Review: Heroes Die
Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover My rating: 3 of 5 stars Quick impressions: Refreshing premise, very interesting. The writing is rough and unpolished. I don’t mean “gritty”. I mean untried, uncertain and a little bit uneven. Like the writing of a student. Maybe it is because of the use of soliloquy as an important ...

Review: Willful Child

Review: Willful Child
Willful Child by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars SPACE…it’s fucking big. These are the voyages of the starship, A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life life-forms, to boldly blow the… 3.5 stars ...

Review: River of Stars

Review: River of Stars
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay My rating: 3 of 5 stars Alright. When I was a teenage girl and later a young adult, I loved G.G. Kay’s books. They were… emo, I guess. Made you “feel all the feelz”. Strong women, dashing young men, teary-eyed tissue laden twisty plots. Beautiful. Fast forward 16 ...

Review: Mitosis

Review: Mitosis
Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Another short Sanderson read. The good: It’s free on Audible. And it bridges a gap (both in waiting time for me and story-wise) from Steelheart to Firefight. The bad: Well… the antagonist, for instance. I like the idea of the person/Epic “Mitosis”. But even in ...

Review: Skin Deep

Review: Skin Deep
Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I still love the concept Brandon poses in Leeds, but this story is very formulaic. Again we start with a short feint, a short introduction hinting at what might have been a story, but actually isn’t. Once again we then veer off on the ...