Old wounds, old enemies, and old questions all play a big part in season 10 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Dark Horse Comics. For the first time since the series was restarted in comics format this season feels the most like the original television series in both scope and the characters and how the interact with each other. If you are not caught up on the series I will try to quickly summarize the pertinent bits. If you are not familiar with the series in television than I have no idea why you are reading this anyway. Get ye […]
Like many of you I have had an adverse reaction to the state of politics over the last few hellish months since President Eats-His-Steak-With-Catsup-Like-A-Goddamn-Child was sworn in to office. To be honest it still feels like a nightmare and I find myself jolting at least once a day when I remember that the people of the United States elected that lying gasbag as the President. This is why I don’t watch shows like Black Mirror. When this is our reality there is no reason to introduce more fantastical shit to be afraid of when we are living in the Twilight […]
Y’all. Y’all. Maybe I wasn’t the target audience for this book but it was so bad.
This dark fantasy is Game of Thrones meets The Night Circus and will appeal to any fans of realistic fantasy. The first book of a three part trilogy (part 3 releases February 2017), A Darker Shade of Magic is an outstanding novel that will enthrall readers and insure you are up late reading “just one more page.” There is not one London, but four. There is the world of Henry III, a Grey London without magic. There is Red London, where magic is in balance. White London, a world where magic is starved. And Black London, a world overwhelmed by […]
This book keeps popping up on book lists everywhere and then someone in our book club picked it, but then changed her mind to have us read Just Mercy instead (this was last year which is why I don’t have a review for it). But…I had already purchased the book and so I decided that eventually I would get to it. After reading The Kind Worth Killing I realized that I’ve been missing suspense and mystery in my life. Soooo…I turned to The Woman in Cabin 10. Sold as a type of “locked room mystery”, Lo (Lauren Blacklock) is […]
I’ll just start this off by saying that I didn’t like this book…at all. I was sucked in by Amazon’s statement, “for readers of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple” who like offbeat characters and subtle humor or some such nonsense. It’s 100% not funny. Not even once did I giggle or even crack a smile while reading this book. No, dear friends, do not fall for this at all because it’s simply not true, the main character is not funny–she’s a nightmare and nothing she’s doing seems to have any comedic effect. Instead I kept thinking, “How is this person […]
One of my students recommended Don’t Get Caught to me and said it was pretty great. I’ll say that it was pretty ok. I enjoyed it well enough but I’m definitely not quite the audience for it anymore. I guarantee that had I read this in high school that I would’ve tried to start my own Chaos Club myself…but now? Not so much. Here’s some basic plot stuff: Max is pretty much a blend in kind of guy which is kind of good (he doesn’t get picked on) but kind of bad (because no one notices him). One day he […]
My son Tommy and I just finished reading Crimebiters 2 together and it was pretty cute. I was always partial to Nancy Drew, The Charisma series (girl spies! who are models! and can do cool stuff!) and (The New) Encyclopedia Brown books (now very old because I am very old) when I was a kid because I have always liked a good mystery. My son seems to enjoy a good mystery too because he brought this book home from his book fair along with his usual animal book staples (I honestly don’t know if we needed another book about […]