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Evermore is less

Evermore is less

Unfortunately, I was not as impressed by Evermore, Sara Holland’s finale of the Everless duology. I wanted to love it. Hell, I wanted to like it. Instead, I am somewhat ambivalent about the whole story. It seems to veer in an opposing direction as the first...
John Boyne = Genius

John Boyne = Genius

With A Ladder to the Sky, John Boyne is now one of my favorite authors and now has a place on my auto-buy list. His talent and creativity blow me away. Each of his novels that I have read is distinctively different, and he is just as comfortable and successful...
A waste of time

A waste of time

By all accounts, Ezekiel Boone’s spider trilogy was quite good. I wish the same were true of his haunted mansion novel. In fact, The Mansion is so far removed from being a decent novel that it is one of the few times I regret the time I spent reading a novel....
You had me at were-dragons

You had me at were-dragons

If ever there was a book to emphasize that I read what I like, Fire & Heist is it. The story of a teenage wyvern and her family of thieves tickled me more than it should have. The target audience is a good thirty years younger than I am, but that did not stop...
One impressive whodunit

One impressive whodunit

Stuart Turton is a very talented man. He states that in his debut novel, he set out to create an Agatha Christie-style novel crossed with the television show Quantum Leap to produce a unique and entertaining whodunit. In my opinion, he more than succeeds in his quest....