Review: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

I love the concept of this book which gives voice to those sidelined females in comic books. It creates fleshed out characters that have motivations and thoughts and intriguing stories all their own. It shows they are something more than just a footnote in the story of a super hero. And this book is all that, which is wonderful. However, this...

Review: Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig

Let me tell you, I was so excited to hear there was going to be another Miriam Black book. It’s been several years since the last one, but she has remained a favorite character for me. She has a wonderfully sardonic sense of humor that normally strikes a perfect balance of irreverence, humor and darkness. Miriam also has an unusual ability....

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker

Phantom Pains continue’s Baker’s wonderfully fresh style of keeping Urban Fantasy a bit more “real” and grounded without compromising on the fantastical. Millie’s life might be full of the extra ordinary, she might be a person that a reader can admire, may be able to deal with fae and break their magic with a touch, but there’s no denying her...

Comic Review: Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda

Monstress is absolutely stunning comic with a dark story and artwork that is simply gorgeous. I really can’t stress enough how much I loved all the imagery. I will readily admit to being a complete novice when it comes to comics, having read pretty much just Saga and Locke and Key, but even as a novice I feel secure in saying...

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada is all about fun and nostalgia. I am sure you have seen else where that Ready Player One has a more original plot line and world, and I won’t argue that,  but honestly, I didn’t feel like that was what this book was about. It wholeheartedly embraces tropes and everything it is reminiscent of by blatantly borrowing (and telling you it...