Category Archives: Book Review

Double Book Review: Blood Mother and King of Men

Blood Mother By: Brian G. Wood Genre: Horror/Fantasy Rating: Excessively Good Blood Mother, the sequel to Dead Roots, is a continuation of Tom’s terrifying life at the DPSD. Set primarily on an old plantation in Louisiana, Tom is on trial for the murder of two baby vampires, or krasue.  Even though baby vampires are freaking […]

Book Review: Ethereal Girls [TW: racism, misogyny, transphobia]

Ethereal Girls By: Noah Murphy Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Action This book gave me cancer. The next several paragraphs are completely true to the book and not made up. Liza is a regular old cheerleader until one day, as she’s driving by the mall after cheer practice, a giant magic axe falls out of the sky and crushes […]

Book Review: Dead Roots

Dead Roots: The Analyst (Volume I) By: Brian G. Wood Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Action/Horror Rating: Flawless Tom’s official job title at the Department of Paranormal Study and Defense (DPSD) is Analyst.  Analyst is the un-fancy way of describing an action-packed, psychologically taxing, high mortality rate position at a super secret government agency. It’s not an easy job, […]

Book Review: Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon

Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon By: Ken Floro III Genre: Sci-fi/action Rating:  Jury still out pending completion of series. Little Green Men From Beyond the Amazon (heretofore LGM) is written in the first person narrative of the main character Max, a southside park ranger whose job it is to hunt down boogey men, […]

Book Review: Run, Clarissa, Run

Run, Clarissa, Run By: Rachel Eliason Genre: YA fiction Rating: Eye-rollingly awful Run, Clarissa, Run is an after school special novel about a kid named Mary Sue Clark, later Clarissa, who is transgender.  In the first half of the novel, the main character is primarily referred to as Clark with male pronouns.  Clark is obviously […]

Book Review: In the End

In the End By: Alexandra Rowland Genre: Fantasy Rating: Exquisitely creative In the End begins colorfully with a clever and casual remastering of the creation fable.  The Creator in this story is a being who becomes bored with their sole companion, Void, and decides to create Stuff to take the place of Nothing.  Because this […]

Book Review: The Spirit of the Afterbirth and the After Birth of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit of the Afterbirth and the After Birth of the Holy Spirit By: Debra G Patterson Genre: Religious (Christian) inspiration/poetry/memoir Rating: What on Earth did I just read? If The Spirit of the Afterbirth and the After Birth of the Holy Spirit were at your party, it would be that excited, charismatic woman that […]

Book review: Mephisto Waltz

Mephisto Waltz By: Bridgett Kay Specht Genre:  YA, romance, lgbt Rating: Very entertaining   Mephisto Waltz, named for the waltzes by composer Franz Liszt is about seduction and madness, according to Miranda Rothschild’s piano teacher.  The story begins with the suicide of Miranda’s twin brother, Mark.  The surviving Rothschilds, unable to live any longer in […]