What is a Supernatural Thriller / Gaslamp Fantasy mashup novel?

Don’t you love sub-genres? Holy hell, I do! I love stories that have the guts to mash up several genres and thereby create something fresh. It’s a fun way to take familiar elements and shove them into new settings or explore interesting themes from new angles. We have no shortage of unique sub-genre mash-ups these…Continue reading What is a Supernatural Thriller / Gaslamp Fantasy mashup novel?

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater has written a near-perfect book with The Raven Boys, book one in her young adult series The Raven Cycle. At times dark and contemplative, others quietly magical, always engrossing. This is a story where you’ll constantly wonder what’s coming around the corner because anything is possible. My words are unerring tools of destruction,…Continue reading Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review of The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #1)

Note: This review was originally posted on Goodreads on April 10, 2017. It has been slightly updated here. The Final Empire is an excellent fantasy novel which far exceeded my expectations. I’m new to Brandon Sanderson with one exception. I’d tried to read The Way Of Kings last year, and I put it down after 5…Continue reading Book Review of The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #1)