Category Archives: Book Reviews

Girl moves her turtle house to a new town with cute monsters – Ben Hatke’s JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES


Two things you’re sure to get in a Ben Hatke book are precious characters and outstanding and creative artwork. Julia’s House for Lost Creatures is about a house built on a turtle and how Julia reacts to making room in her home for strange neighbors. It is a little teachy about chores and everyone having a […]

Book Review – THREE DAYS IN APRIL by Edward Ashton


Three Days in April by Edward Ashton could be described as the book that brought its futuristic-drug giggles to the award ceremony. Meanwhile, chemicals in the air are planting tiny bombs inside everyone around them. Bombs that are likely to go off before anyone knows they’re infected. Three Days in April introduces two of these characters […]

Book Review – THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison (Hugo Nominee)

Goblin Emperor

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Goodreads Author) 4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 · rating details · 6,448 ratings · 1,476 reviews Book Description: A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life […]

Audiobook Review – MELTDOWN (Breakers #2) by Edward W. Robertson (Narr. Ray Chase)


Melt Down (Breakers #2) by Edward W. Robertson (Goodreads Author) 3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 · rating details · 792 ratings · 58 reviews Audiobook – Podium Publishing, Narrator, Ray Chase Book Description: In the hills of Idaho, Ness Hook is about to be run out of his mom’s house by his bullying brother Shawn. […]

Hugo Nominee – THE THREE BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu (Translated by Ken Liu)


Wow. That is the most fascinating picture of science in a story I’ve ever read. I feel ages more intelligent about astronomical physics and had a blast in the process. The Three Body Problem might be the best book I’ve read this year, and will fight for top five of all time—and that after finishing […]

Audiobook Review: Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese (Narr. Kate Rudd)

Starship Grifters

Starship Grifters (Rex Nihilo, Book 1) by Robert Kroese (Narr. Kate Rudd) Brilliance Audio – 7 hours, 30 minutes Description: A space-faring ne’er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain. But when he fleeces a wealthy weapons dealer in a high-stakes poker […]

Review – 2015 John W. Campbell Nominee, Kary English


One of the best experiences of this year’s Hugo Awards could be discovering the writing of Kary English. The three short stories she has in her John W. Campbell nomination packet are all incredible. I don’t know that I’ll get to a profile like this for all the nominees, but I have a few I’d […]