Book Review: The Rage of Plum Blossoms by Christine M. Whitehead

Phew, midterms are over and I finally finished the book I started reading two weeks ago. At least, I think it was that long. Now, my time will be divided up between reading and working on my National Novel Writing Month project, H E N S B A N E. If …

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I don’t really tend to read a lot of vampire books anymore, especially when they’ve been labeled young adult. Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is definitely an exception to that habit. I needed a break from flipping pages and wanted to get in a little bit of time gaming. …

Book Review: All That Remains by Al Barrera

Thirteen years ago, the world ended. It was not by nuclear fallout, and as far as the reader can tell, it may have been extraterrestrial in origin: whatever caused it remains shrouded in mystery, even as this quick, action-packed tale comes to an end. All That Remains by Al Barrera …

Book Review: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike

I’ve spent the past few days buried up to my eyeballs in Mariko Koike’s The Graveyard Apartment, and to say I thoroughly enjoyed the book would be a lie; in fact, it failed to live up to my expectations and I am left wanting. Before I delve into my review, I …

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

First and foremost, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NetGalley, the author, and Australian eBook Publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest, unbiased review. Second, before I delve into my thoughts on this novel, I would like …

Thrift Picks: Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

Synopsis: “Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion, in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided, and in this often unsafe world of ours, her security was absolute. But now her security system has been breached, her sanctuary from the outside world violated …