Interesting and yet, overly-confusing and FULL of plot holes. This graphic novel uses a nice plot device to set up a typical gang X-fight against an overwhelming opponent but creates a number of gaping leaps in logic and reality. The Shadow King is taking out the Earth’s psychics to force his way onto this planet and, needless to say, is unsucessful (or is he?). The X-Men’s leader, omega-class psychic Charles Xavier had been murdered by former student Scott Summers (Cyclops) back during the AVX story months ago but apparently his spirit has stuck around to fight the Shadow King. Well, […]
I have decided to take the plunge and read the whole Raven Cycle series since I haven’t done a good submersion into a series in a while. Stiefvater’s beautiful prose does not disappoint in volume 2, The Dream Thieves. I am absolutely in love with this woman’s craft. Her brilliant syntax and poetic descriptions are at times so perfect and poignant, it hurts. It literally makes me think about her book whenever I’m not reading it. I blew through this volume in about 2 days because I didn’t want to stop reading her gorgeous prose. I also love the constant push-pull she […]
If Texas Gothic is Scooby-Doo meets Nancy Drew, then the companion novel, Spirit and Dust (Ember, 2013), is Harry Dresden: Girl Detective. As I was reading this YA paranormal romance, I began to realize that it was really similar to Dresden Files #3, Grave Peril. Like, really similar. Like, “let’s weaponize the spirits of the dead in Chicago and then unleash Sue the T. Rex during the book’s climax” similar. (This is not a spoiler; like Chekhov’s gun, if you introduce a dinosaur skeleton in a fantasy novel, at some point that skeleton is going to come to life and […]
Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Blue Sargent is the only non-psychic in a house of psychics. However, she has the ability to amplify her families’ abilities. Blue despises the boys who go to Aglionby, the male-only private school in the small town of Henrietta, Virginia. Her prejudice holds true until she meets a unique group of four boys, whom she comes to call The Raven Boys. Raven boys in tow, Blue becomes involved in the search for the long lost Welsh King Glendower and to wake the ley line that cuts through their small town. I listened to the audiobook version […]
This review is for the audiobook version of The Other Side Of Midnight, by Simone St James. This might just be St. James’s best work so far! In 1920s London, psychic Ellie Winter, daughter of the famed Fantastique, is asked to help a mysterious government agent find his sister’s ghost. Gloria Sutter used to be Ellie’s best friend, until her scheming brought ruin to the Fantastique. The New Society was trying to bring legitimacy to psychic phenomenon, but their testing proved Ellie’s mother a fraud, which Ellie knows she wasn’t. In searching for Gloria’s killer, Ellie becomes re-acquainted with James […]
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris as she tends to write humorous mystery tales with a big dollop of hot romance. I’ve read all of the Sookie Stackhouse, Harper Connelly and Lily Bard books. As the last few Sookie books sucked, I wasn’t super keen to return to her body of work. However, once I learned Manfred Bernardo from the Harper books was the protagonist, my interest shot up by 100 percent. Manfred moves to Midnight into a house owned by no other than the handsome but slightly dopey Bobo Winthrop (from the Shakespeare books). Bobo has put his past behind him and […]
Quick Synopsis: A confirmed skeptic investigates a channeler who may be more real than either of them realize Quick Review: A good example of why I like Connie Willis–amusing and well-researched science fiction Read the full review here
Though the main characters of this novel, Kate and Violet, are twins and psychic, this is no twee story involving cooking emotion into food or having the ability to affect the weather.