Zelia/Sci-fi/fantasy giveaway!!

Zora Maria’s “Zelia” sounds promising: “A dark heritage buried deep. Powers beyond her control. A fate beyond imagining. Raised by elves, the true secret of her heritage is hidden from her until the day she discovers she is nothing more than a weapon to be wielded by the will of the elder mages. Fighting against […]

Brush of the Gods

bookshelves: children-s-literature, favorites, art-history-and-or-art-in-general, read-with-carter, history, library Recommended for: Anyone with a pulse Rating: 5/5 stars Wu Daozi is still considered by many to be one of China’s most gifted artists, which is a very impressive feat in any era. However, Daozi is thought to have lived between 689 and 759, rendering his accomplishments that much more impressive, astounding, and awe-inspiring. Not […]

Black Friday (a tor.com original,) review

bookshelves: short-stories, science-fiction, favorites, dystopian Recommended to Dustin by: TL Rating: 5/5 stars   The premise alone intrigued me. The fact that a good friend recommended it, and that it’s a Tor.com original and therefore FREE, made this story all the more appealing. However, I never could have imagined just what Alex Irvine had in store for his readers. Wow, man. […]

Beware of Amazon (Author Spotlight)

Hello, all.:_) It’s been a while since my last post, and there’s a valid reason for that. In simplistic terms: the hard drive in my laptop collapsed, fried, whatever you’d like to call it. That isn’t the purpose of this post. however. I want to start by saying that I did not author the following […]

The Thorn Birds review

  bookshelves: challenging-literature, classics, historical-fiction,favorites, gut-wrenching Recommended to Dustin by: Shell Recommended for: everyone should read it, if only for the historical aspects Rating: 4/5 stars   There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it […]

The Heart of Owl Abbas review

  bookshelves: fantasy, favorites, short-stories Recommended for: Holly Rating: 5/5 stars A tor.com exclusive, available for free HERE:https://www.tor.com/2018/04/11/the-he… The gains and losses of its citizenry had been gradual. Its resentments and injustices oozed like moisture down the dank wall of a forgotten reservoir, unremarked by either the clustered, crushing commonality or the Little Emperor, cloyed and gorged in his […]