NYCC Reads

Well, it’s New York Comic Con time of year again. While most people are probably excited for the big Hollywood panels, the crazy cosplay and, of course, the comics, I’m always super excited for the new SciFi and Fantasy reads from the publishers. This year will be a bit different with many events split into BookCon…

Red Rising: Best Book of 2014

Do you ever read a book so good that when you hit the last page you wind up sitting there, clutching the book to your chest and just chanting, “it was so good, it was so good.” That’s how I felt  about Pierce Brown’s Red Rising. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about…

Maskmaker Mara Makes Masks

Sorry, I couldn’t resist a little alliteration. I was introduced to E.C. Blake’sMasks through a short sampler of SciFi stories. The first chapter looked promising – our protagonist, teenager Mara Holdfast, lives in Aygrima, where all adults must wear masks based on the type of magic and jobs they have. Mara is the head Maskmaker’s…

Charmed by Charming

The protagonist is Spike meets Tyrion meets Disney Prince Earlier this year month I attended a panel where the head editors of the top SciFi/Fantasy imprints discussed “What’s Next” – what are the next great books in the genre. The one recommendation that really stuck out to me was a book called Charming by Elliott…

Why Ann Aguirre Is My Hero

So I have this blog because I read a lot. Seriously, I mean A LOT. Like a book a night A LOT. And in the past few years there have been maybe 10 to 20 books that I have basically fangirled out over and tried to recommend to all my friends. Honestly, I’ll recommend them…