Review: Tarnished City by Vic James

Tarnished City by Vic James is the second book in the Dark Gifts series. Set in modern day Britain, this dystopian fantasy is the story of an underdog. Parliament is run by a technocratic society where magic is power. Supporting this society is the labor of the Unskilled, or magicless lower classes. Every Unskilled person … Continue reading Review: Tarnished City by Vic James

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2018 Challenge Update (Week 5)

In the last week I read two more books off my TBR list, so I am still on track as far as my reading challenges go. Thank goodness for audiobooks, though I did enjoy some glorious hours with my Kindle in stolen moments of quiet. George Orwell's Burmese Days was particularly nice to listen on … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 5)

Review: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain was a novel recommended to me by my Microbiology professor at the beginning of the semester. Crichton is a master of blending science and fiction, and though I am not always a fan of science fiction, this book was one I enjoyed. A space probe has come back to Earth, … Continue reading Review: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

Review: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien

"I am a patriot," she went on. "But my country is an invisible one, populated by poets and painters, novelists and thinkers who are interested, above all, in truth." I am a huge fan of stretching outside of your reading comfort zone, which is why I love being part of my local Well Read Mom … Continue reading Review: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien

Review: Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard

After finishing Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace last week I knew I needed to press reset and turn my attention to something lighter. Enter in Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard. Kayla Maxwell has landed a job as actress on the most popular soap opera, paired with the steamy and talented actor Sean Barrett. … Continue reading Review: Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard