Sunday, August 6, 2017

Review: The Book Jumper

The Book Jumper The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kids on a remote Scottish island have "superpowers" to jump inside storybooks and mingle with the characters. It was clever.

View all my reviews

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 stars
Do not let the quaint, soft focus, idyllic cover fool you -- this is a creepy, blood-thirsty novel, full of woodland creatures, gnomes, goblins, vampires, walking-dead, a frost demon, and a massive bear-like man who feeds on death and fear. Seriously -- Russian folklore/fair-tales are freaky and scary! That being said, Vasya, was a hardass. Like a Russian, magical Wonder Woman. There is a sequel to this book, which normally I would touch -- but Vasya intrigued me. Given enough time away from this -- I could be persuaded to continue her story. Maybe. If I don't have nightmares.

View all my reviews