“Blood Eye” by Giles Kristian (giveaway included)

“Blood Eye” is the first novel in the Raven series by Giles Kristian.  When I was approached by TLC Book Tours to review a historical fiction novel about Vikings, I immediately got excited, because I had reviewed A. S. Byatt’s Ragnarok: The End of the Gods earlier this year and had been wanting to learnRead more

“Red Seas Under Red Skies” by Scott Lynch

“Red Seas Under Red Skies” is the sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora and is the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series.  Even though it’s the second book in the series, it has its own story arc.  While it would have been helpful to read LoLL first, I don’t think that it isRead more

“The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch

Over the past several weeks I’ve been participating in a readalong of Scott Lynch’s debut novel “The Lies of Locke Lamora,” the first installment of the Gentleman Bastards series.  At the end of every readalong, I like to post a spoiler-free review for anyone who didn’t follow along but is curious about the book. “TheRead more

“A Clash of Kings” by George R. R. Martin

  “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.  There is no middle ground.” This is book two of Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.  It picks up where “A Game of Thrones” leaves off. Just as a warning, there may be some spoilers from the first book. “ARead more

“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle

  Yes, this is a throwback to my childhood.  “A Wrinkle in Time” was one of those books that was inspirational to me as a kid. The book is centered upon the Murray family, whose members are all awesome and nerdy.  There’s Meg, who is a misfit and doesn’t do well at school because sheRead more