Dreaming about time travel, romance, and adventure in “The Dreamer”

The Dreamer: The Consequence of Nathan Hale by Lora Innes IDW Publishing 2009-2014 (Graphic Novels / SciFi-Fantasy / YA) My rating: Outstanding Adventure! I’m going to go back again and again and again. Like Alice down the rabbit hole, I fell right into this webcomic, and right into the Revolutionary War in 1776. And I can’t […]

Swashbuckling Adventure with “Delilah Dirk”

Delilah Dirk & the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff First Second: August 27, 2013 Genre: Adventure; Historical Fiction Source: Free From Library I’d go there again! Delilah Dirk is a graphic novel that has been on my radar for a while. I loved the idea of an adventurous young woman taking her sidekick on a […]

Joint Review: “Dreaming Death”

Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney Roc: February 2, 2016 Genre: Fantasy; Mystery Source: Free from publisher The last joint review we shared here ended up being a “duel” review. With City of Light, Jaclyn and I couldn’t have been further apart in our reactions to the book. This was absolutely not the case with […]

A Reader’s Guide to New England  

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers! Many of us spend this time with family and friends. For those of you heading back to (or staying in) New England this year, I put together a list of books from our favorite genres that are set in the region. A note about this controversial holiday: I admit I have very little […]

Feminism vs. Time Travel in ‘Weighing Shadows’

 Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein Night Shade Books: November 3rd, 2015 (Science Fiction) Review copy provided by the publisher via Edelweiss Outstanding Adventure! Fellow Book Adventurers, the only thing I did not like about this book was that there wasn’t enough of it. I’d read Goldstein before – The Red Magician, which I reviewed a year ago, opened […]

Happy Fourth of July! Now, go read these…

Just three days after Canada Day (happy birthday, Canada!), its southern neighbor celebrates its own origins. Often, with barbeques, friends, family, and fireworks. I’m here to add books to your list of ways to enjoy the holiday. Most of these are historical fiction, but I’ve thrown in a graphic novel, a couple of histories, and […]

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier Roc: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fantasy Source: Free From Publisher I’d go there again! Den of Wolves is the third and what I hope will not be the final book in the Blackthorn and Grimm series. While I loved Dreamer’s Pool and Tower of Thorns, I can’t help but […]

Unquiet Land by Sharon Shinn

Unquiet Land by Sharon Shinn Ace: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fantasy Source: Free from NetGalley I’d go there again! If you’ve been reading the Elemental Blessings series by Sharon Shinn, you’ll want to continue with this one. Especially if you read the third in the series, Jeweled Fire, and enjoyed Leah’s narrative.