While this novel reads like literary fiction, the writing contains technical jargon and fantastical, largely-unexplained magic that readers who do not regularly enjoy science fiction or fantasy may find difficult to appreciate. If you can enjoy a story in which you don’t fully understand the fine points, All the Birds in the Sky is a… Read More All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
The strength of this book lies with the characterization of Miss Constance Kopp and her younger sisters but the 1914 setting, the mildly suspenseful plot, and the wry humor combine to make Amy Stewart’s novel an engaging and wholly entertaining read about an impressive woman who took on a shady, potentially mob-connected businessman and stood… Read More Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
The house on Long Island Sound is deteriorating but librarian Simon Watson can neither afford to repair it or bear to sell it. Memories of his deceased parents linger and it’s the only home to which his wayward sister Enola might someday return. Simon’s thoughts are consumed with this dilemma when he receives an old,… Read More The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay People are dying, but their souls are not being collected Someone, or something, is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as… Read More Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
Shadow, released from prison, faces the death of his wife, the frequent appearance of her ghost, and a mysterious man named Wednesday who becomes his employer but turns out to be one of many ancient gods still roaming America, where they are largely no longer wanted.
The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2) by Maryrose Wood My rating: 5 of 5 stars After the disastrous Christmas party, Lady Constance decides to take the whole family away from repairs at Ashton Place to London for awhile. Penelope is thrilled but quickly lost as the guide given to her by… Read More Review: The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 3 of 5 stars An odd, fantastical story about childhood and friendship. View all my reviews