Book Review: WinterWood

WinterWood Enchanting is not an overstatement as a broad description of the prose in this book. Nora is the latest in a long line of witches that live in Wicker Woods. The connection with the Woods goes so deep they predate the very trees inside the forest. One day Nora runs into Oliver Huntsman in … Continue reading Book Review: WinterWood

ARC Review: Meg and Jo

https://www.amazon.com/Meg-Jo-Virginia-Kantra-ebook/dp/B07RTQ5B86/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1570911454&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=04e63a718ac01ad1862b63395df62c70&language=en_US From the publisher: The March sisters—reliable Meg, independent Jo, stylish Amy, and shy Beth—have grown up to pursue their separate dreams. When Jo followed her ambitions to New York City, she never thought her career in journalism would come crashing down, leaving her struggling to stay afloat in a gig economy as a prep … Continue reading ARC Review: Meg and Jo

Book (ARC) Review: HighFire

https://www.amazon.com/Highfire-Novel-Eoin-Colfer-ebook/dp/B07QTB6DBP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=highfire&qid=1570828269&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=de6e578cb26fa25f7971e09f7248e4bf&language=en_US This review is for all the now-adult Artemis Fowl fans out in the world. Mr. Eoin Colfer wrote this appropriate aged book just for you 20 something readers out there.I'm passing my ARC into the hands of my now adult sons, and I'll update with their impressions. Vern is an ancient dragon hiding out … Continue reading Book (ARC) Review: HighFire

Book Review:The Remaking

Happy Book Birthday!! October is the perfect time of year to read this book. It is scary, scary, scary. I'd equate it with some of the older Stephen King books. I don't watch horror movies much, the last one I watched was The Blair Witch Project and I'd put this as equal on my horror … Continue reading Book Review:The Remaking

Book Review: The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

https://www.amazon.com/Merchant-Menace-Richard-T-Ryan-ebook/dp/B07XL4L9XV/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1569003712&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=d6d6ccedbf496f55bbb9ca22118b8d4a&language=en_US I don't get to write reviews for self published books as often as I would like to. Often times I'll accept a review copy and encounter a book that isn't edited or is sloppy in some way. The Merchant of Menace does not fall into that category. Richard Ryan has channeled his inner Conan … Continue reading Book Review: The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Book Review: The Testaments

https://www.amazon.com/Testaments-Novel-Margaret-Atwood-ebook/dp/B07KVLPYDQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3CSJXBTLB7AP6&keywords=the+testaments+margaret+atwood&qid=1568918084&s=books&sprefix=the+t,electronics,167&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=2fb3a25d7518cdef6ff5bad26fed361e&language=en_US I feel more than the average amount of self-imposed pressure to capture this novel in enough detail to entice you to give it a read. This book is probably one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years. In 1985, I was a high school sophomore, and this book wasn't yet assigned reading in … Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments

Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles

https://www.amazon.com/Travelling-Cat-Chronicles-Hiro-Arikawa-ebook/dp/B07BJL55TB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564878123&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=5b55626eeb16aecf3f50323f3d497756&language=en_US “As we count up the memories from one journey, we head off on another. Remembering those who went ahead. Remembering those who will follow after. And someday, we will meet all those people again, out beyond the horizon.” ― Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles I often recommend books as a "beach read" or "brain candy". Not … Continue reading Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Book Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks

https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Tom-Hanks-Kerry-Winfrey-ebook/dp/B07HLP2MN3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1NMZY2KIIFUEH&keywords=waiting+for+tom+hanks+by+kerry+winfrey&qid=1564450878&s=gateway&sprefix=waiting+for+tom+hanks,aps,162&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=59d7c686895e2df1520a06be90f6526d&language=en_US *Swoon-Worthy* in a Rom-Com sappy sort of way. As long as you know that going in, and you want that kind of a read, you'll be golden. It's a fluffy, cotton candy, (insert your favorite sugary treat here) story and that may be just what you need this week. If you love that sort … Continue reading Book Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks

Book Review: How to Survive a Horror Movie

https://www.amazon.com/Survive-Horror-Movie-Seth-Grahame-Smith-ebook/dp/B004ZACEJ6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564106261&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=bdbf93b2a533bcb5d91284b858cf5433&language=en_US Quirk Books sent me a digital copy of this oldie but goodie. This might be a new edition or paperback version? It has a publish date in September of 2019, and since I got a digital copy, I'm not sure whats up. I missed this one entirely (if it is the same edition marked … Continue reading Book Review: How to Survive a Horror Movie

Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

https://www.amazon.com/Bookish-Life-Nina-Hill-ebook/dp/B07JFJXXLS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1563553867&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=263e0e9b910aef6e3b144c0a00e4d3af&language=en_US This was one of my palette cleansing books in between all of the Democratic candidates' biographies. Nina Hill as a main character is delightful. I mean if you are a bookish sort (and I am) she is your fictional best friend. She works at a bookstore, owns a cat and a big night out … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill