Short Story Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Ambiguity in a story isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there’s also a point where it becomes too much. In Gillian Flynn’s award winning short story, “The Grownup,” the reader is presented with a perfect example of exactly what happens when there is simply too much story left unanswered. I …

Book Review: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Synopsis: “Set in 1981, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grisly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last — revenge for all the bad things …

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: The Ill-Kept Oath by C. C. Aune

Whew, it has been a crazy few weeks. Someone remind me not to take eighteen hours of courses ever again, please? That said, I have finally, finally finished reading C. C. Aune’s debut novel, The Ill-Kept Oath and I hope she’s already tap-tapping away at a second book to follow. Set in …