Death randomly knocks on the door, and the family of the household nervously invites him to dinner. Its a fascinating concept. But it the story any good? Read this review and find out.
Good horror is hard to find. Especially if you don't care much for the mainstream Stephen King style. But I keep looking. And little did I know, when I gave Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt a try, I was about to read a horror masterpiece. Why is it so good? Read this review and find out.
A genetically altered killing machine finds her own humanity. In the genre of scifi, this is a common tale. But how well is it executed here? And does it offer anything new? Read this review and find out.
Percy Jackson is great YA series. Since Rick Riordan wrapped it up, it seems like he's been struggling to recapture the magic. With this book, he returns to that original world of Greek gods so many years later. Is it worth your time? Read this review and find out.
A journalist who is sick of reporting silly tabloid style fake supernatural stories, stumbles upon something real and kinda magical. Is the tale worth your time? Read this review and find out.
Its a tale of stardom and revenge. It has potential for something great, but is it any good? Read this review and find out.
M.R. Carey wrote a truly engaging horror tale a few years ago called The Girl With All The Gifts and it was impressive. But what else has he wrote? Apparently he wrote this post apocalyptic YA book. Is it any good? Does it hold a candle to his other work? Read this review and find out.
The Martian was a book that was a bit of an phenomenon a few years ago, and it was a pretty decent read. But what has Andy Weir written since? He has actually written some less grounded science fiction. Is it any good? Read this review of his book Project Hail Mary and find out.
Ray Bradbury is one of the fathers of science fiction. But does his work still hold up so many years later? This week I'm taking a look at The Pendulum. Is it worth your time? Read this review and find out.
I'm dabbling into graphic novels again. This time its for Y The Last Man. For years, I heard this is the one to read. Does it live up to the hype? Is it any good? Read this review and find out if its worth your time.
A horror short story about a man stumbling across a car wreck. A simple concept that could lead to brillant ideas. But is it any good. Read this review and find out.
This book promises child like wonder and whimsy much like the old classic Narnia books we all grew up with. But can it live up to that promise? Read this review and find out.
Its a scifi book that promises a world of possibilities in the realm of science fiction. But does it live up to its potential or does it crash and burn? Read this review & find out.
A man finds a mysterious hole in his bathroom wall that leads to an empty void. Creepy, right? This could be a horror masterpiece. But does it take full advantage of all of the spooky potential? Read this review and find out.
The Hawksbill Station is a tale about a prisoners sent back to the Cambrian to fend for themselves. But despite the odds, these men manage to scrap together a community. This is their story of survival and how they got there. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
A man suffering from constant nightmares, picks up a hitch hiker in the middle of a dark and stormy night. Its a good setup for a spooky tale. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Dresden Files is a wonderful series. Been fairly strong book after book. Books seven & eight, began to slide in the quality though. Can book nine bounce back to the same high bar of storytelling? Read this review and find out.
A thief with a tragic past takes on a job that is way too big for her in a magic punk city. Its a fantasy idea that has a mountain of potential. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
An American journalist travels to a far away Indian city to interview a poet who was thought to be dead. The city far cry from everything he knows, and there is this mysterious cult pulling the strings all around him. Sounds great, right? Read this review to find out if its worth your time.
A man and his dog against a spooky unknown evil. This is a simple concept with a world of possibilities. But is it worth your time. Read this review and find out.
Have you ever wanted an Indiana Jones like adventure that was not Indiana Jones? Something fresh and new, but carries the same vibe. Delilah Dirk is a graphic novel series that promises that. But does it live up to the promise? Read this review and find out.
A windower lost his wife to a strange call from the jungle. Tired of the loneliness he decides to find her in the jungle. Its a strange setup that could lead to a great narrative. Does it though? Read this review and find out.
There's a ancient pyramid found in the Antartic. A mission to Mars is full of mysteries. And some FBI agents dig into a shadowy government conspiracy. Its a cocktail for some old school 1990's scifi. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Ian McDonald is a fantastic writer who has written one of my favorite pieces of scifi. But his works have also been a mix bag. His world building is phenomenal, yet the core stories have been all over the place. Is this tale a great read worth your time? Read this review and find out.
Alternative history is a fun genre, and a tale about the fantastical version of Nikola Tesla could be great. Does this story live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
A tale focusing on a long forgotten quarantined city. It has a lot of potential but is it worth your time. Read this review and find out.
A complex tale of multiple timelines and a potential apocalypse spirals out of a tame and rather boring concept of faking some Hemmingway manuscripts. Read this review to learn more about this unique odyssey and why you should check it out.
A far flung out there scifi tale. This held potential, but oh does this one crash & burn. I'm not going to sugar coat this one. Its a bad short story, Random, nonsensical, & a bit offensive. Feel free to read this read this review to learn why this is possibly one of the worst things I ever read.
A girl gets off of the bus in a small Latin American town and finds that it is full of secrets. Its a concept full of potential. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Urban fantasy is a great genre. But what if a urban fantasy mystery is set in 1930s Cairo? Its an interesting and fun concept. But does it does this tale live up to its potential? And more importantly, is it worth your time? Read this review and find out.
An old school style of scifi short tales from an indie author. Sounds quite interesting and it is always good to give smaller authors a shot. But is this anthology any good? Read this review and find out.
In a small town, its a teenager ritual is to temp the local haunted train tracks & its demonic train. Its all usually a night of foolishness & drinking, but John is scared that the train might be real. Its a story full of potential. But is it any good? Read this review & find out.
A tale set in an apocalyptic snow covered world. Does this story offer anything new? Is it well written? Read this review and find out if it is worth your time.
Guillermo Del Toro is a great horror filmmaker, but also has released novels along side his friend Chuck Hogan. It has been a curiosity for a while. So I finally gave it a try. Here is my review of The Hollow Ones. Is the book worth your while? Read this review and find out.
A red light flashes through the woods one night. It seems mundane but leads to a strange horror tale. Is this story worth while? Does it live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
Dresden Files is an anomaly. Nearly ten books in, they have all been enjoyable adventures. But can this high bar of storytelling continue? Is this the book where Butcher runs out of steam? Read this review and find out.
Some science fiction tales provide a terrifying future. And this one is no exception. But is it worth your time? Read This review and find out.
I Heart Radio's audio audio dramas have been great. After Tomorrow's Monsters & 13 Days of Halloween, it seemed high quality storytelling is a reason to keep listening to IHeart. So when I listened to The Left Right Game, I had high expectations. Is it any good? Read this review & find out.
The 13 Days of Halloween is an IHeart Audio Drama that got a lot of publicity last year. But is it any good? Is the writing worth while? And is it scary? Read tis review and find out.
A bunch of miners decide they will travel up into the clouds to mine the vaults of heaven. Sounds interesting, but does the tale live up to its potential. Read this review and find out.
Sometimes a drama set in the future is nice to read. Does this story have any heart? And more importantly, is it worth your time? Read this review and find out.
Monstress is a dark fantasy horror series that has been messy, but also beautiful and imaginative. It has been a fascinating read so far, and the storytelling improved greatly by the second book. Now its time for book three. Is it going to remain great or lose its way? Read this review and find out.
Its a strange scifi mystery set in an Egyptian village where an engineer is looking for his missing sister. Does this unique premise provide something worth reading? Read this review and find out.
The Last Smile in Sunder City was an amazing truly original urban fantasy tale. Quite possibly one of best new fantasy series out there. But what about it's sequel? Can it live up to the same high bar of storytelling and quality? Read this review and find out.
Railhead was strange little scifi novel that was a nice surprise. But does the sequel live up to the high bar of the original book? Read this review and find out.
Joe Hill's scariest horror tales are the ones that tap into real world terror. Thumbprint & Loaded were downright unsettling. Here he tries to do it again with just a touch of supernatural. Does he pull it off? Read this review and find out.
Espionage and techno thrillers goes together like peanut butter and jelly. And there hasn't been a tale like that in a long it seems. But now I Heart Radio decided to take a stab at it, with the scifi audio drama Tomorrow's Monsters. Is it any good? Read this review and find out.
In my opinion, Michael Crichton is one of the best authors in science fiction. His final work that has now been released years after his death. Its about the paleontology wars in the wild west. Will this be a beautiful swan song for Crichton's legacy? Read this review and find out.
The Lunar Chronicles has been a wild ride and I daresay an unexpected fantastical sci-fi masterpiece so far. Now we are at the final book. Does it all lead up to a masterfully done epic conclusion? Or does it trip at the finish line? Read this review and find out.
The Lunar Chronicles has been a great scifi fantastical book series so far. The imagination is wonderful. But now three books into the series, does it hold up or even raise the bar on great story telling so far? Read this review and find out.
The Lunar Chronicles has been a fun ride so far. But there is a pretty meaningful short story wedged between book 2 & 3. Is it worth your time? Is it required reading? Does it hold up to the same standard of the first two novels? Read this review and find out.
Cinder, first book in the Lunar Chronicles was quite a wonderful surprise. It was a fantastical scifi tale that was incredibly fun. Now its time for the sequel. Does it live up to the high bar of the first book? Read this review and find out.
A YA novel that sells itself as scifi Cinderella. Its not quite something that sounds too appealing to most. But this story is way more than that, selling itself short of what it really is. Its some of the most inventive scifi in a long time. Read this review and find out why its worth your time.
Monstress Vol I was an imaginative dark fantasy graphic novel that was an enjoyable yet convoluted read. But when diving further into Vol II, does the storytelling improve? Is it still so imaginative? And does this tale live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King and much like his dad, he writes a lot of spooky tales. But sometimes Hill will occasionally stray away from the supernatural to tap into more real world horror. With this tale he tackles PSTD. Is it worth your while? Read the review and find out.
Mortals Engines is fascinating epic of an book, and then it was followed by sequel upon sequel and prequel upon prequel. And Phillip Reeve is capable of so much more. Now he has started a new scifi series that has nothing to do with Mortal Engines. Is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Jade City is book about a two magic wielding mafia like families who fight for control of their Asian homeland. It was one of the best fantasies written in years. Now the sequel, Jade War, is out. Does it live up to the high bar of the first book? Read this review and find out.
Well, they say you become what you eat? This horror short took that saying in the literal sense and tried to twist it into something terrifying. Was this goal achieved? The answer to that might surprise you. Read This review and find out.
She's a British spy who is hunting Nazis, and has super powers. And the potential for pulpy fun is through the roof. But does this book live up to it? Read this review and find out if its worth your time.
The Tall Grass is short story by Joe Hill that is popular enough to get a Netflix movie. But what about the source material? Is it worth your time? Read this review and find out.
The Southern Reach books are strange. The first was fine & had this charming HG Wells style scifi. The sequel was downright awful. Rumor has it the third is a return to form. But is that true? Read this review and find out if the final book is worth your time.
A tale of murder and a deal with the devil sounds like a great recipe for greatness from Joe Hill. But no author is perfect. Is this another one of his masterpieces? Read this review and find out.
Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire who has been protecting Chicago from evil for six books now, and the series has not been losing any steam. But what about book seven? Can this high bar of quality of story telling continue? Or is this where the series begins to decline?
Urban fantasy crime stories are a dime a dozen & sadly there is a sameness across the genre. But finally I found one that is on par with the Anita Black and Dresden Files series. Read this review to learn why this tale is worth your time, because it really is. Its a great read.
Neil Gaimen is one of those authors who has the world singing his praises. And I never understood it. My opinion on him has been meh throughout the years. But will this horror tale be the one? Will it be a great tale worth reading? Check out this review and find out.
Leigh Bargugo is an author who wrote the amazing horror tale The Ninth House. But what about her earlier works? Here is a review of one of her earlier YA novels. Does it hold a candle to her later work? Read this review and find out.
Jim Butcher is beginning to do the impossible. For five books straight his Dresden Files books have been consistently high quality and fun. Can he continue this great story telling into book six? Read this review to find out.
Its a book about time traveling paleontologists. Even though this concept opens the door great possibilities in story telling, does it live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
What is big game hunters were the ones to discover Narnia? That is the concept that's tackled in this short story. Does this story live up to the potential of this brilliant idea? Read this review and find out.
A man volunteers to drive the book mobile only to learn that it allows him to time travel. Its a fun idea, but does it live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
A hard core horror fan thinks he found a long dead actress from his favorite film, Its a strange set up, but does it go anywhere? Read this review and find out if this is worth your time.
James Rollins is a master of Indiana Jones like tales. Never read a bad action novel by this guy. Does this book keep up to the same quality? Read this review and find out.
The Witcher series have been some of the best high fantasy books in recent memories. For the most part, they have been high quality fun reads. But five books in, can this series remain entertaining? Read this review and find out.
Its a book about a girl who can see ghosts trying to solve a murder on college campus. At first it seems like cliché supernatural mystery, but quickly grows into a dark horror that stands as one of the dark fantasy in years. Read this review and find out why its worth the read.
Its a tale about a world similar to ours, where bears are intelligent and can start fires. On the surface it does not sound like much. But many authors have been able to make masterpieces out of so little. Is this one of those stories. Read this review and find out.
Witchblade is a comic series about a New York cop cursed with an ancient artifact and it had some really amazing storytelling so far. But does this high bar of quality in urban dark fantasy continue through the third volume. Read this review and find out.
As some science fiction reaches for the stars, this story decides to use minimal scifi elements to explore human nature. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
A dirt bag business man boards a train to find many of the occupants are bipedal wolves. Its a weird concept. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Mortal Engines is a very unique post apocalyptic masterpiece. But is the sequel any good? Read this review and learn if Predator's Gold is worth your time.
Father & son, Stephen King & Joe Hill join forces to write a tale about a psychotic trucker. Is this horror tale worth your time? Read this review and find out.
Its a tale about a demonic carousel written by Joe Hill. Sounds like a great combination for a wonderful story. But does it live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
A futuristic mystery involving genetic experimentation and murder. It has tons of potential, but is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Three mountain climber friends try to climb Everest in the 1920s. With their primitive gear from the era, the chances of survival are low. But also something (or someone) wants them dead. Is this tale any good? Read this review and find out.
Nazi, spies, and super powers . . . sounds like a perfect recipe for some pulpy fun. But is it any good? Read this review and find out if it's worth your time.
Dresden Files has been a surprisingly fun book series that never slacked on high quality storytelling and great mysteries. But five books in, does this fantastic trend continue? Read this review and find out.
A young girl meets a stranger in black who asks her to protect a magical box. Sounds simple. Many great tales have grown out of simple ideas. Is this one of those great tales, or just a waste of time? Read this review and find out.
The Heartland Trilogy is an overlooked masterpiece in the scifi genre. But now its time for the final book. Does it stick the landing? Or does it trip at the finish line tarnishing the quality of the tale as a whole? Read this review to find out if the conclusion is worth your time.
Under the Empyrean Sky was a surprise gem. But can the second book in the trilogy keep up the incredible imagination and amazing storytelling? Read this review and find out/
The Harvest Trilogy are some of those books that Amazon puts on sale a lot. Its another dystopian tale focused on teenagers. Something done a million times before. So it's quite a surprise that this book is groundbreaking and more grown up than expected. Read this review to find out why.
The Winter Night Trilogy has been an intriguing fantasy odyssey steeped in Russian folk lore. Is this final book an epic and satisfying conclusion? Or does it stumble at the finish line into disappointment? Read this review and find out
Its a classic about a dog finding a place in the world. Its been praised for decades, but does it live up to all of that praise? Read this review and find out.
Stephen King is considered a master of horror. But here he tackles historical drama. Is it any good? Read this review and find out.
The Percy Jackson series was amazing. It could be defined as an action heavy Harry Potter. Unfortunately his next few works felt like a rehash. Now he wrote a new series about Nordic gods. Does this live up to something new and fresh like Riordan's earlier novels or is it more of the same?
The His Dark Materials are some of the best novels ever written. Today the review is on the second book, The Subtle Knife.
The Shining is regarded as one of the best horrors ever written by many. But its long awaited sequel caught my attention with a its apparent dark fantasy tone featuring nomadic vampires & psychics. Is this one Stephen King masterpieces or another disappointment? Read this review & find out.
A medical doctor enlists in the army during world war I and finds its not quite what he expected. It sounds incredibly simple. But the truth is, this book is a honest realistic war time masterpiece. Read this review and find out why you should check it out.
Its a haunted house tale found in a bargain bin. So this book could be an hidden gem or just plain bad. Read this review to find out if this is worth your time.
It is a strange bizarre futuristic techno wasteland. And when a gunslinging dragon walks into a small struggling town, secrets will be uncovered and lives will be changed. It's quite a different tale. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Three professor's try to bring their co worker back from the dead. Instead they tear hole between two realities. Its an interesting concept. But is it any good?
The His Dark Materials trilogy was written in the late 90's & is a masterpiece in the genre. Few fantasy/scifi books have lived up to the high bar the trilogy set. 20 years later the author is writing follow up novels. The 1st was good. Now is this 2nd one any good? Read this review and find out.
A tale set it in a far flung furturistic version of Tel Aviv, Isreal. An interesting setting to say the least, but does this story take full advantage of the potential? Read this review and find out.
A boy is kidnapped by a stranger who has a knack for killing people. But the two soon learn there are dark supernatural forces out to murder them. As they are on the run they try to survive and figure out what is going on. Is this thriller any good? Read and find out.
Its a charming futuristic love story, until one half of the couple reveals her absolute hate toward aliens. Now a man must decide what to do as she wants him to take part in an act of terrorism. The tale has lots of potential. But does it live up to it? Read this review and find out.
A giant robotic hand is found underground. A woman gets government funding to find the rest of the pieces around the world and solve the mystery behind the robot. Its great in concept. But is it any good?
HG Wells was one of the pioneers of science fiction. But despite his imagination, his books are a mix bag in quality as some do not hold up over a hundread years later. But what about The Island of Dr. Moreau? Does it hold up? Is it worth a read? Read this review and find out.
It's an African high fantasy and there just aren't very many of those. So least to say, its intriguing in concept alone. But does it live up to it's potential? Well yes and no. Read this review to learn more about this great yet deeply flawed book understand teh pros and cons,
This book is a look at an alternative history of the U.S. as a result of a spread of a virus in Manhatten that causes someone to become a monster or super hero. It is a great concept, but is it any good. Read this review and find out.
An monsters decides to build a bridge across a grand misty river full of monsters. Is it any good? Read this review and find out.
After being chosen to be killed for the sake of population control, two stangers travel to Sundome. There they meet, fall in love, see the sights, and live the best days of their short life. Does this bitter sweet tale live to its potential? Read this review and find out.
Its an intriguing look at a scifi and somewhat dystopian Hollywood, wrapped in a murder mystery. Its a curious concept, but does it live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
Joe Hill wrote some scripts for a horror anthology show. But when the show never made it to air, Joe decided to release those very stories in short story comic book form. There's so many questions. Joe is a great writer so why was the show turned down? Were they not on par with his other work?
Magic wielding mobsters fight for control of a great Asian Pacific island city. Sounds insane? Yes. But it also is full of potential to show readers something they never seen before. Does it live up to that potential? Read this review and find out.
Every once in a while an author will go ahead and re imagine a classic fairy tale with a distoryed vision. Devon Monk did just this with a bleak view of Santa's work shop. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
The Nutcracker is a christmas tale that has struggled with book to film adaptions. Besides a cartoon special from the 90's, they have been pretty awful. But why? Is the book that awful? Is it that hard to adapt? An investigation had to be done. Is it any good? Read this review and learn the result.
The Bear and the Nghtingale is one of the best fantasies out there with its unique tale steeped deep in Russian folklore. Now the second book of the trilogy has came out. But does it recapture the magic and uphold the quality of the first book? Read this review and find out.
Anita Blake is an amazing series. That is until it jumped the shark and stopped being supernatural detective novels. But what about this short story? It is the final piece of literature with this character before the turning point. Read this review and find out if its worth your time.
A dark fantasy horror graphic novel with a heavily influenced by asian culture in story telling and setting. This could be somethng very special or this could be disaster. What end of the spectrum does this book fall on? Read this review and find out.
Yet another scifi tale tackling the topic of what is human and what is not. Does this short tale provide anything new to the formula, or is it the same old tale we seen a million times before?
Ian McDonald can paint the most fascinating scifi worlds. So when he wrote a story about a colony on the moon, there's no way its going to be boring. What does he have to offer? Read this review and find out.
In The Gideon Crew series, the later books are fun with an Indiana Jones like sense of adventure. But what about the early ones? Let's go back to beginning to the first novel to find out if this series started with a bang or if it stumbled out of the gate.
A thriller that stretches across history about a mythical all powerful chest set that all of the bad guys are after and those who must protect it. Sound fun and ambitous. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
A boat finds a new species of glowing octopi out at sea. The scientists pull some on board to study. Then there's murder. It's a who done it with a scifi twist. Sounds intriguing. But does it live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
This is a strange fantasy that is walking a odd tight rope between charming traditional high fantasy and horror. Its bizarre mix, but does it work? Check it out if your interested. The answer might surprise you.
The ships are stuck in the ice. The crews are fighting the elements, starvation, and a supernatural demon bear. Sounds interesting. And it was certainly interesting enough to be adapted into a TV show. But is the book any good? Read this review and find out.
Nails rain from the sky slaughtering hundreds of people. In the aftermath a girl decides to travel across town to tell the father of her love, how his daughter died. The journey is a strange tale unlike any other. But is it any good? read this review and find out.
An intergalactic priest tries to help a young woman full of darkness on Mars. Sounds interesting. But is it any good. Read this review and find out.
Travels is a book about finding a balance in life, written by the science fiction master Micheal Crichton. Sounds like a strange concept. But is it any good?Read this review and find out.
Over the years only good things have been said about The Hobbit. It is a beloved classic they everyone seems to adore. But is it really that good? Or is it all childhood nostalgia? Or possible just part of the hardcore LOTR fandom? Read this review and find out.
So its a horror tale focusing on guns, mental illness, and mass shootings. Right now in today's world, that sounds like the worst kind of story to write, Joe Hill is talented, but can he pull this off? Read this review and find out.
A bunch of teenagers teenagers learn they have magical powers in an old fashioned high fantasy world. Sound like something that could be really good or really bad. Where does this story fall on this spectrum? Read this review and find out.
Its a grand adventure on the high seas to find a mythical artifact. It sounds like a fun book. But is it any good?
A man crashes on top of a UFO while skydiving and finds that the strange machine wants to offer him his desires. Such an interesting premise. Can Joe Hill make something great out of this? Read this review and find out.
The Dresdin Files is about a wizard fr hire who helps the poli. And it is a good book series according to everyone. But is that just all hype and most importantly, is it any good? Read this review of the first book in the series and find out.
Devon Monk's short stories has been mediocre at best. Can a Cup of Normal break the trend and bring something truly great to the reader? Read this review and find out.
Space meets Looney Tunes. Its an interesting mix. But can this author pull it off. Read this review and find out.
The Witcher series has been great for the most part. But the last book was disappointing. With this sequel, can the story rebound to the greatness of the first two books?
It's a story about a haunted camera. A scary tale that is just about as old as time, or at least as long as cameras been around. But can this story do anything new with this template. Read and find out?
Pulpy 1960's scifi can be silly a lot of times. But sometimes stories from this era can be so over the top, fun, and more imaginative than a lot of today's work. Is this book one of those? Read this review and find out.
Annihilation was not a perfect. It was an old school throw back to classic scifi. It was the sort of novel you don't see a lot of anymore. It has a good imagination, creepy tone, & mystery. But what about it's sequel? Can it offer anything new? Read this review & find out.
So its the grand finale of The Hunger Games. The books have been steadily improving since the first novel. I wonder if this will be the book where I will finally see that grand masterpiece everyone loves. Read ahead into this review and you can learn as well.
Hunger Games is one of the big book phenomenon. And everyone talks highly about it with such high praise, so I had to read it myself. Is the book any good? Check out this review and find out.
The Hunger Games is a phenomena I don't quite understand. The first book wasn't that good at all. But what about the second book? Does it live up to the hype this series has garnered? Read this review and find out.
Its another short story by Devon Monk. So far, I have not found a short tale of her's that lives up the quality in her novels. Will this be the one will be one to break the mold and be truly great?. Read this review and find out.
It is a yet another piece of media about the zombie apocalypse. How can The Girl with all the Gifts offer anything new? Much to my surprise it does. It has a unique perspective, a lot of heart, and is so much better than it has any right to be. How is this possible? Read this review and find out.
Locke & Key is a great dark fantasy horror series. Every bit of it has been crafted so well that it's practically a masterpiece. Now we come to the last book. The epic finale. And one question remains. Can Joe Hill nail the ending to something so great? Or is he going to trip at the finish line?
So far the Locke and Key series by Joe Hill is a dark fantasy horror masterpiece. Quite possibly could be one of the best in the genre. But can Hill keep this superb quality of story telling up in this penultimate entry? Read this review and find out.
Blake Crouch did an amazing job creating a Twilight Zone like thriller with Wayward Pines. But are his other books just as good? Find out with this review for Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.
Short stories can be great. But it seems like for every good short story, there are at least a dozen bad ones. Where does this little scifi tale fall? Read this review and find out.
The Joe Hill Locke and Key graphic novel series has been some of the most imaginative dark fantasy books in years. Not only in graphic novels, but quite possibly in all novels overall. Can this fourth book keep up this phenomenal quality in story telling? Read this review and find out.
The Dresdin Files is a fun urban fantasy series. The first three books are great, this fourth book, Summer Knight, is very different from the previous novels in tone, setting, and overall themes. With these changes, is it as good as the other novels so far? Read this review and find out.
Before Michael Crichton was a Bestselling author, he was a college student who publish small books under the name John Lang. Recently these short books were re-released under his real name. But are those novels any good? Or is there a reason Michael didn't want his name attached in his lifetime?
Fantasies come all in forms. They can be traditional high fantasies, urban fantasies, or even dark and scary. Desert Rising tries to differentiate itself by making it an epic set in the Middle East. But is it a great epic fantasy worth your while. Read this review and find out.
A Dead Space is a bizarre little spooky tale that attempts to be a mind bending supernatural tale? But does it pull off the task? Read this review and find out if this is worth your time.
A CIA agent wakes up in a small Idaho town and finds things are far from right. Its a great set up for a thriller. But does it offer anything new? And more importantly, is it any good? Read this review and find out.
A Cold Step Beyond is another scifi tale in the far flung future in a galaxy far away. But does it provide anything new? And more importantly, is it worth the read? Check out this review and find out.
The Dark Tower series is a roller coaster ride. Some books are pure horror, others are dark fantasy westerns, and some are bizarrely weird scifi tales. So with this new book, where does it lay in the spectrum? What is it exactly? And most of all, is it any good? Read this review and find out.
Cuts is a short about a movie mogul who finds his limbs are slowly being sawed off by some unknown force. It certainly sounds creepy enough. But is it worth the read? Read this review and find out.
The Bear & The Nightingale is a fantasy set in the fascinating yet somewhat cruel 14th century Russia. And the online book clubs are praising this book. But does it live up to the hype? Is it as unique and great as they all say? Read this review and find out.
It's third installment of the Locke and Key dark fantasy. Can it hold up in quality and continue to be worth the read? Read this review and find out.
Mortal Engines is a post apocalyptic tale about mobile cities that roam the waste land destroying one another. It sounds crazy, but is it good? The answer is yes! It is amazing! Read this review to learn why this book is a treasure.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the major turning point in the series where it begins to grow out of children's novels. But is it any good? Read this review and find out.
This book is about Barbara, a bullied school girl by day, and a giant killer by night. But is that all there is to the story? Read this review and find out.
From a Distant Star is a YA novel about a teenage girl who goes on a road trip with an alien. They have the goal of getting her boyfriend back. Is run of the mill soapy teen drama? Will it stray from the cliches of YA novels? Is it actually good. Read this review and find out.
So The Magicians is a pretty popular show over on the Syfy channel. But what about the source material? Read this this review on the Lev Grossman novel featuring wizarding college students and find out if its worth a read.
Serpent's Shadow is a young adult epic fantasy and grand conclusion to the Kane Chronicles. But is it as good as the rest of the series? Read this review and find out.
What We Found is such an intriguing about mental illness, that may be worth looking into. Read this review to find out if it's something you may enjoy.
What happens when a monster falls in love with a human and her heart becomes broken? Probably something very similar to what happens to Medusa in this tale. But is this tale any good? Read this review and find out.
The His Dark Materials Trilogy is a fantasy masterpiece and the author has been promising a followup for seventeen years. Finally it has been released. But is it worth the wait? Does it hold up to the quality of the original trilogy? Read the review and find out.
Relationships and quantum physics? It sounds like an intriguing mixture for a story. But does the end result live up to its potential? Read this review and find out.
Locke & Key is a wonderful dark fantasy that had a great start and mediocre second entry. With the third book, will it continue to drop in quality or will it return to the high bar set by book one. Read this review and find out.
Annihilation was an amazing, imaginative, smart and beautiful film. Now the source material, is quite different than the adaption. But is it good? Read this review and find out.
Labyrinth promises a story of ancient secret societies, mystery, and the holy grail. But can it live up to this promise? Read and find out.
This weeks review is diving into a classic scifi short story. Take a look at this review to find out if its worth your time seeking it out.
The Chambers of Secrets has always been a black sheep in the Harry Potter series. Some even say its the worst book. But is it really? Read this review and find out.
With the title of The Incredible Exploding Man, one would expect some fun old fashioned classical science fiction. But is it really? Read the review and find out.
Jim Butcher is great, especially his Dresdin Files series. But his other works hold up to the high bar set by that series? Read this review of his steampunk title The Aeronaut's Windless and find out.
War stories are a dime a dozen and so many are similar. But this book is something special. Its raw, honest, and passionate. And it can't be missed. Read this review of The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien to know why it's worth the read.
Rumor has it, the Disney Pirates movies were heavily influenced by this fantasy novel called On Stranger Tides. Is that true? Also more importantly, is it a good book? Read this review and find out.
"Ready Player One" is one of the hottest books right now, and with the movie coming out, a lot of people are asking is it any good. Could this hit book be overrated? Read this review and find out.
Short sci-fi tales can be filled to the brim with imagination giving the reader a fantastical sense of adventure. Does The Ice Owl do that? Read this review and find out.
A man watches a movie during date night and is soon haunted through out his daily life by the haunting images of the film. Its a great concept for a scary story, but is it worth the read?
Is "The Dala Horse" a good short story? Read the review and find out.
The Mist was a great horror film. But what about the source material? Let's investigate Stephen King's The Mist to see if its worth the read.
Fairy tale retellings are a dime a dozen right now. Does this one have anything new to offer? Read and find out more.
After the not so good The Wastelands, can the fourth volume of the Dark Tower series redeem the series to the dark gritty dark fantasy greatness from the previous novels> Read and find out.
The first couple adventures of Stephen King's famous gunslinger were absolute masterpieces. But what about the sequels. Here I take a look at the second book in the series to see if it is worth while.
It's the Russian apocalypse in "Metro 2033." But is the book any good? Read on to see what author Dmitry Glukhovsky has to offer in his hit novel.
Here is a review of The Little Sisters of Eluria, a meaty dark fantsasy short story prequel to Stephen King's dark fantasy Dark Tower Epic.
A review on one of the best and unique scifi stories out there.