Carla Natali’s Two (a review)

bookshelves: mystery, thriller, psychological, nook,defies-categorization Rating: 3/5 stars DISCLOSURE: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.   “I know her very well indeed, but we are not the same person in different bodies…some people think… Suppose that identical twins are no more than one person split into two […]

Straight Outta Fangton (Book I) Review

bookshelves: horror, comedic, urban-fantasy,favorites Recommended for: those looking for a new take on the genre Rating: 4/5 stars   DISCLOSURE: I was given a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.   In CT Phipps’ Straight Outta Fangton (book one in the series of the same name,) a potentially catastrophic threat loomed against […]

Roman Adrift (Matsumoto Trilogy, 0.5) Review

bookshelves: science-fiction, space-opera, dystopian,favorites, kindle, short-stories Recommended for: space adventurers everywhere. 3/5 stars   DISCLOSURE: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.   Sarah K.L. Wilson’s Matsumoto Trilogy revolves around Vera, a sixteen year old whose entire world and existence teeters on the cusp of madness after she violated the […]

Kind Nepenthe review

bookshelves: horror, favorites, noir-hardboiled, paranormal Recommended for: Holly Torres 5/5 stars DISCLOSURE: I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. Beneath the surface was a subtle and malignant threat that was haunting and potentially catastrophic.   Going into Matthew Brockmeyer’s Kind Nepenthe, I only had a vague sense of expectation. […]

Ghost Story review

bookshelves: classics, horror, psychological, challenging-literature,buddy-read, mystery Recommended to Dustin by: Adam Light & Edward Lorn   Rating: 3/5 stars ”What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? I won’t tell you that, but I’ll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me…the most dreadful thing…” With a teaser of that caliber, I instinctively knew this would be good. How good, […]

The Odyssey review

bookshelves: challenging-literature, mythology-folflore, fantasy,buddy-read, classics, kindle, epic, the-odyssey-group-read, favorites Recommended to Dustin by: Homer’s The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson group.   Translation Generally speaking, at least in regards to its readability, one really can’t go wrong with the many translations of The Odyssey. Whether you choose to go with Robert Fitzgerald,Richard Lattimore, Robert Fagles, or the publication by British professor and classicist, Emily Wilson, Norton & Company, 2017 (astoundingly the […]