Category Archives: G Author

Spoonbenders live, love, laugh, and charm

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

  Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering….

Scary Final Girls

Final Girls by Mira Grant

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 30 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears? Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In…

Caraval is magic

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 31 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world… Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two…

We Are…Difficult Women

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Genre: Fiction; Short Stories Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Award-winning author and livewire talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with the widely acclaimed novel An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection…

Book Review – Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

Title: Glory over Everything Author: Kathleen Grissom ISBN: 9781476748443 No. of Pages: 384 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: Simon & Schuster Release Date: 5 April 2016 Synopsis: “The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master…

Audiobook Review – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Title: The Graveyard Book Author: Neil Gaiman Narrators: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt ISBN: 9780062363565 Audiobook Length: 8 hours, 24 minutes Genre: Fantasy Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 30 September 2008 Synopsis: “Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He…

Novel Nuggets – The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick

The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick

Title: The Fall of Princes Author: Robert Goolrick ISBN: 9781616204204 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Literary Fiction Origins: Algonquin Books Release Date: 25 August 2015 Synopsis: “New York City. The 1980s. Young men, princes all. Too much money. Too much freedom. They thought it would never end. In The Fall of Princes, bestselling author Robert…

Novel Nuggets – Feed by Mira Grant

Feed by Mira Grant

Title: Feed Author: Mira Grant ISBN: 9780316081054 No. of Pages: 608 Genre: Horror Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 1 May 2010 Synopsis: “Shaun and Georgia are orphans of the Rising, the cataclysmic event which left the world reeling in the aftermath of the zombie uprising. Adopted by the Masons and raised in the strange…

Short but Sweet – A Bout of Mini-reviews

Book Review – Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Title: Inside the O’Briens Author: Lisa Genova ISBN: 781476717777 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Origins: Gallery Books Release Date: 7 April 2015 Synopsis: “Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe…