Travel Reads: Procession of the Dead

Bestselling young adult novelist Darren Shan makes his first foray into adult fiction with an urban fantasy trilogy that begins with Procession of the Dead. For me, this novel felt like a cross between an old style gangster story (you half expect James Cagney or Edward G. Robinson to appear around the corner) and a […]

Travel Reads: Star Trek Reader’s Reference to the Novels: 1990-1991

First, let me be totally honest … I did not read this book from cover to cover. Who would? It would be like reading a volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica from cover to cover. Who does that? Ultimately this isn’t really a “travel read” but it is a very good, well-researched reference work on the […]

Travel Reads: Changeless

The second book of Gail Carriger‘s The Parasol Protectorate trilogy is a delightful supernatural steam punk novel with a sharp British wit. Summary As Changeless opens, Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarbotti, has been Lady Woolsey for about three months. Her werewolf husband is having a heated discussion with the castle’s ghost, waking her at some […]

Review: Red: Werewolf Hunter

With a cast of familiar faces (at least to me), SyFy’s movie of the week Red: Werewolf Hunter proved to be an entertaining take on the werewolf sub-genre. Quick Aside: Although the movie was promoted as telling the true story of Little Red Riding Hood, there was no mention in the movie at all about […]

Travel Reads: Ship Breaker

Set in a dystopic future where global climate change has caused rising ocean levels to flood much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S., Paolo Bacigalupi’s young adult novel Ship Breaker tells a story of choices, loyalty and the real meaning of family. Summary Nailer is a teen who works on the ship breaking yards […]

Travel Reads: The Midnight Mayor

I found this book hard to put down … in fact the only reason it took me nearly a month to read it is because a) its a thick book with small print, b) I’ve been extremely busy with not much time to read and c) I’ve always been a slow reader. Summary In this […]

Travel Reads: The Call of Prophecy

I have to tell ya, I’m torn about whether or not to recommend this book. It’s got some good points and it’s got its draw backs. So I guess I’ll just share my experience with it and let you judge for yourself. Summary The land of Caliyon is at a crossroads. The Seed of Corruption […]

Travel Reads: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Have you ever read a book that had an ending so satisfying that you just sat there and basked in it? Well, now that I’ve finished reading N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, I have. Jemisin’s debut novel is an epic fantasy set in a world that is both refreshingly new and comfortably familiar. Whether […]

Travel Reads: 2012: The Secret of the Crystal Skull

I must admit that I’ve dragged my feet writing this review. I finished reading 2012: The Secret of the Crystal Skull over a week ago. The thing is, I don’t relish writing a bad review. I would love it if every book that gets sent to me is a gem I can recommend you read. […]