In case you've wondering who this Tizzy guy is, although his title of Destroyer of Worlds and Eater of the Innocent should really suffice.
A trio of amateur heroines battle an evil, lawsuit-happy science-fiction cult in the first novel in the Neitherlands series.
I find it a bit difficult giving this novel a genre, mostly because it’s a mish-mash of several, at times hitting the mark and at times missing it.
You see, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue starts out like a very decided romance story. A bit of a strange one from my experience, as it goes a tad further than the other YA fare I’ve read yet doesn’t quite go far enough to be too much. I’d say the romance part, particularly on the first part of the novel, is closer to being scintillating than dreamy, and at times it can grow dense enough to not feel quite inviting.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga April 03, 2012 Review rating 3/5 I must start by saying this is actually a good novel. It is entertaining, weaves a story that remains interesting throughout, and has a few rather memorable characters or scenes. In fact, in general it is a very skillfully told tale about the […]
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller September 20, 2011 Review rating 5/5 A tale as old as time. Perhaps rather literally here, as this is a retelling of the Iliad, an epic poem that has been making the rounds for over three millennia and of which the reader might perhaps have a passing awareness […]
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire September 1, 2009 Review rating 4/5 This is the best Urban Fantasy novel I’ve read, though then again only UF series I’ve read are the first two books of Shadowhunters (which has a decent storyline but reeks of incest too much for my taste) and the […]
Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant November 14, 2017 Review rating 4/5 A horror film disguised as a book. That’s the main thing I can say about Mira Grant’s Into the Drowning Deep: It feels, and reads, very much like a horror film. In that way it’s different from […]
A cute tale about an arguably Buddhist cat and his experience living with the Dalai Lama.
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente April 10, 2018 Review rating 3/5 Sometimes less is more. This teaching is often useful with books, as many authors are prone to overwriting and delivering far more information on their stories than any reader could ever find necessary. Sadly, this is a pitfall that Space Opera falls square […]
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer Jan 28, 2004 Review rating 5/5 A return to the sea… I first read this novel back in 2007, and I absolutely loved it back then. For years I meant to read it again, and only this week I managed to open a space on my reading schedule […]
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan Oct 07, 2014 Review rating 4/5 A fitting ending to the series, although not the best book in them. Having decided I’d finish reading this series relatively quickly for my standards (I never read two books in a series back to back to prevent author burnout, usually waiting […]
The Outsider by Stephen King May 22, 2018 Review rating 4/5 A thrilling tale. This is the first time I ever read a King book the same year it releases, let alone on release date. And I’m glad to report this is one of those King books that are worth the price, the wait, the […]