Summerland had such an interesting premise and it was pulled off fairly well. In Summerland, the afterlife has been discovered and colonized by the British, much to the chagrin of the Russians. Set in late 1930s England, this sci-fi novel is also a spy noir thriller, and I really enjoyed the mash-up. The spies followed are … Continue reading Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi
As Told by Things is another galley I was behind on, and it was a quick, easy read to catch up on. It's a short story collection from a small press and each story is told from the point of view of an object. I requested it because I found the premise intriguing, and it … Continue reading Mini-Review: As Told by Things edited by E. D. E. Bell
Now that I'm finally all moved, I'm getting around to reading a lot of galleys that I'm late on & have had for forever. The first one I read was Tell the Machine Goodnight by Kate Williams. The story follows several people in a future where a machine can tell you what will make you happy … Continue reading Tell the Machine Goodnight by Kate Williams
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li is a well written novel about a group of people connected by a Chinese restaurant and how they're all affected in the aftermath of a tragedy that befell it. From Johnny, the unlikable owner/manager of the restaurant, to Nan and Ah-Jack, who have worked at the restaurant the … Continue reading Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
Two years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of reading and reviewing a galley of Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova. I loved the book. I thought it was a wonderful introduction to the world of Alex and her family, and was excited to see what future installments in the series would lead to (especially after the … Continue reading Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
Bookish Bloggers Unite is a weekly event hosted by a variety of bookish blogger friends who decided to share some love each week. Feel free to participate if you want! This week's theme is books for each season, so each participating blogger is posting a recommendation for each season of the year. For me, it's … Continue reading #BookishBloggersUnite: Books for All Seasons
It's Bout of Books this week (one of my favorite readathons EVER!)!!! I love the community surrounding Bout of Books, the Twitter chats, & just how fun it is! There's no failing & any goals you set are up to you. There are daily little challenges, and those are pretty fun, too! This post will … Continue reading Bout of Books 22 Progress!