For those who have followed and supported my blog for some time, you know I’m a passionate and eclectic reader. Some might even call me an avid one. Well, you also should know that I’ve been an active reviewer for many years, and that the main reasons why I created Flaggfan was that my opinions […]

Mexican Gothic (review)

bookshelves: gothic, historical-fiction, horror, mystery, we-need-diverse-books, bizzaro, buddy-read, favorites, psychological Rating: 4/5 stars I remember Silvia Moreno-Garcia popping up almost sporadically on my Facebook and Goodreads feeds as far back as a few years ago. But it wasn’t until 2019’s Gods of Jade and Shadow (best described as a dark, historical fantasy,) that I instinctively knew she was a big deal; that I needed to sample […]

Shattered Dreams (review)

bookshelves: kindle, indie-publishing, challenging-literature, grimdark, buddy-read, epic, political-intrigue, spfbo, intellectual, favorites Rating: 4/5 stars DISCLOSURE: I received an e-book copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. Complacency is the greatest foe of peace. Once the things our forebears have struggled and died for become as much a fixture in life as sleeping and waking, we take them for […]