About Travel Reads

What is a good vacation without a good book? (Or am I just that much of an introverted geek?)

Any way, one of the features of this website is that I regularly review science fiction, fantasy and horror books and rate them on a scale of 1 to 5 palm trees. Some of these books were already in my collection, some I pick up at a store, and others are sent to me as review copies.

For a list of the books I’ve reviewed to date, go here.

The next five books in the review queue are:

The Art of Zombie Warfare The Art of Zombie Warfare: How to Kick Ass Like the Walking Dead
by Scott Kenemore

When I received this book, my first reaction was “Oh! How adorable!” This little book is bound just like a travel guide and leafing through it, the illustrations are a hoot. This is Kenemore’s third zombie book and is described as being “Sun Tzu meets George Romero.”
Swedish Fairy Tales Swedish Fairy Tales
Translated by Holger Lundbergh
Illustrated by John Bauer

Wicked magicians, angry trolls, mysterious elves, and nimble gnomes are just a few of the characters that make up this collection of 29 Swedish fairy tales. Oh, and did I mention the trolls? Seven of these tales feature these ugly, malicious and often dim-witted creatures of the dark forest.
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan Immortal Beloved
by Cate Tiernan

Nastasya doesn’t appear to be a day older than 18 and has spent the last century of her 459 years living as a spoiled, strung-out party girl, moving with her group of immortal friends from one hot spot to another. Then, one night changes everything: after witnessing her best friend torture a human with magic, she realizes she has to escape what her life has become. So she goes to River’s Edge, the communal farm in Massachusetts where wayward immortals come seeking rehabilitation. Although her intention was to just hide away for a few days and plan her next move, she finds herself drawn into life on the farm, deciding to stay and at least make it look like she cares about being a good little immortal. It doesn’t hurt that one of her fellow rehabbers is the gorgeous Reyn — embodiment of a Viking god if there ever was one — who Nastasya can’t shake feeling she knows from somewhere. As she finally begins to deal with life and unwrap the dark memories of her past, her old “friends” are catching up to her, and someone even closer might want her dead.
The Vision by C.L. Talmadge The Vision
by C.L. Talmadge
What happens when politics, passion, and piety collide? The resulting worldwide cataclysm obliterates a mighty nation and nearly destroys the world. The Vision is the first in a series of four books. This serialized fiction saga chronicles how state backing for an exclusionary religion leads to global destruction that sweeps away all traces of a mighty island nation called Azgard.
Presidential Risk by Michael Bronte Presidential Risk
by Michael Bronte
When dead presidents, such as Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower and others, in a supernatural world play the board game of world conquest, their moves are carried out in the human world. In the end, it’s all about leadership, and little Pauli Campo emerges from his meager existence to lead his country in the fight to avert a world war that could lead to the deaths of millions of people. This is the unGame, and the struggle for world domination continues with each roll of the dice in Presidential Risk.

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I’m also keeping track of books read and to read on Good Reads.

Would you like your book added to the queue? Just send an email telling me about your book to editor@thegenretraveler.com.

I’m also happy to review DVDs and games for the Wii platform … as long as they would appeal to a science fiction, fantasy or horror fan base.

Please note that my reviews are honest and from my personal point of view. If I like a book, I say so. If I don’t like a book, I say so. And I do my best to provide both good and bad points so that my readers can make informed decisions about whether or not the book I’ve reviewed is worth their while. Also, I try to explain why I liked or didn’t like a book because I know that others may have differing thoughts on those points.

Please contact me before shipping anything to me. My address has changed a lot in the past few years and I’ll be moving again before the year is up.

Also, please note that at this time I’m not reviewing ebooks … my queue of physical books (which are easier for me to carry around and read) is so long, I honestly can’t say when I’ll get around to reading digital-only books. Besides, I would just print them out anyway, which you are free to do and send me via mail. 😉

Feedback from Author’s I’ve Reviewed

“Thank you for your thorough review of Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes, and the Good Luck Circle. We have had many, but none more complete and professional than yours. Thank you for taking the time.”

Frank McKinney
Author of 3 new bestselling books:
The Tap
Burst This! Frank McKinney’s Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies
Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes, and the Good Luck Circle

Read my review here.