It’s CYBORG MONDAY!
book reviews / Enclave / fairy tale / sci fi

It’s CYBORG MONDAY!

If that isn’t the most clever marketing phrase to promote Marissa Meyer’s cyborg Cinderella series, which began with Cinder. And I will freely help promote it, for this sci fi fairy tale universe is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. It’s a metallic jambalaya, a mechanic’s box of spare parts from fairy tales. And watching … Continue reading

Great Christian spec fic books for $0.99!
Enclave / fairy tale / fantasy / sci fi / superheroes

Great Christian spec fic books for $0.99!

For a buck, you can buy a Coke, or a great book by Enclave authors! And still have a cent left over for the bubble gum machine. See the $0.99 deals here. Enclave is the publisher that will be publishing my first book and epic fantasy, Waking Beauty, this spring. Black Friday Books: Failstate Hero, … Continue reading

Book Review: The One
book reviews / dystopia / fairy tale / fantasy

Book Review: The One

Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA There’s a lot to like about this last installment of Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. To bring you up to speed, America Singer is in a reality-show style contest to wed Prince Maxon. But each of them has other romantic entanglements. And then there are the political rebellions, terrorist … Continue reading

Book Review: The Elite
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Book Review: The Elite

Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA        Welcome back to this dystopian cupcake of a series.   I liked Elite, the middle book of The Selection Series trilogy, the same way I liked The Empire Strikes Back as a mid-trilogy installment. We’re past all the exposition and can delve deeper into our characterizations and plot complications. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Selection
book reviews / dystopia / fairy tale / fantasy

Book Review: The Selection

Kiera Cass It was bound to happen: Princesses +dystopias +reality TV _________ The Selection I made a feast of this odd little stew of a book, swallowing some sections whole, sometimes savoring a passage as I sorted it into its component ingredients. Oh, I’m on The Bachelor. Nope, I’m in The Hunger Games. The plot: … Continue reading

The Ethics of Wonderland
book reviews / fairy tale / fantasy

The Ethics of Wonderland

So I’m reading Frank Beddor’s book, The Looking Glass Wars, based on Lewis Carroll’s famous 1860s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Looking Glass Wars is an interesting and creative book, full of action, and certainly worthy of a book review. But this is not going to be a straight-up book review. It’s a discussion of … Continue reading