The Stand by Stephen King

I couldn’t think of a better book to kick off October than Stephen King’s horror classic The Stand. Pandemic, anyone? This isn’t necessarily a review. It’s more my happy memories of reading The Stand several times, both in its original published form and in the later released uncut version. The first time I read TheContinue reading “The Stand by Stephen King”

The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard: A Revisionist Review

I decided to give the final book in the series, War Storm, another chance. I couldn’t put it down, and now I have book hangover. I do have Broken Throne to look forward to. I think I’ll set it aside for a week so I don’t get burnout like I did from reading the seriesContinue reading “The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard: A Revisionist Review”

The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. The premise is great: the unfairness of having wealth and by power by the only virtue of being born in the right family, or in this case having silver blood instead of red blood. Then there is the female protagonist, Mare, a Red blood withContinue reading “The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard”

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

“Anyone can betray anyone.” Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is the first of four novels in a YA fantasy/dystopian series. It is set in a world divided into royalty and commoners without many people in between. The royal families have Silver blood and are blessed with powerful abilities. Some can read and destroy minds, someContinue reading “Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard”

It’s Not All Down Hill From Here by Terry McMillian

“Life has a way of working out when we work at it.” I went into this book with high expectations, and they were exceeded. I first fell in love with Terry McMillan when I read How Stella Got Her Groove Back years ago. I thought I had read everything she wrote, but I was pleasantlyContinue reading “It’s Not All Down Hill From Here by Terry McMillian”

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

“Don’t worry. It’s just a few dropped stitches. In knitting there’s never a problem that can’t be fixed. It’s only yarn.“ Strong Knits is a neighborhood establishment in Harlem, run by Mama Joy. The book starts off right after Mama Joy’s funeral, leaving her four adopted sons and her assistant, Kerry, to decide what toContinue reading “Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson”

The Daevabad Trilogy By S. A. Chakraborty

I have already reviewed The City of Brass and decided to review the other two books as a trilogy. It’s hard to write individual reviews for a trilogy with giving away spoilers, or maybe it is not for more seasoned reviewers. I love this trilogy. At no point did the story lag. The world buildingContinue reading “The Daevabad Trilogy By S. A. Chakraborty”