Book Review: RIVER OF INK: GENESIS

Book Review: RIVER OF INK: GENESIS

Book Review: RIVER OF INK: GENESIS By Helen Dennis London: Hodder Children’s Books, 2016. $10.00 Some of the most interesting and innovative writers working today are writing for the young adult market. A market that once leaned towards wish-fulfillment stories and safe fantasy has transformed in recent years, and now addresses some of the cutting-edge […]

Book Review: LOCK AND MORI By Heather W. Petty

Book Review: LOCK AND MORI By Heather W. Petty   Sherlock Holmes is big right now. To be frank, he never went away. Every few years, a new TV version, or a new movie, brings the character back to life, along with his long-suffering sidekick/good, wise friend, Watson. Sherlock Holmes has a large, enthusiastic, and […]

Book Review: THE SEARCH FOR THE HOMESTEAD TREASURE: A MYSTERY

Book Review: THE SEARCH FOR THE HOMESTEAD TREASURE: A MYSTERY By Ann Treacy Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2016. $16.95 The title of Ann Treacy’s The Search for the Homestead Treasure sounds as though the early Famous Five have sprung back into action in a book that will engage the reader with a mystery suitably embellished […]

Book Review: HOLLOW CITY

Book Review: HOLLOW CITY

HOLLOW CITY By Ransom Riggs Narrated by Kirby Heyborne CD: Blackstone Audio, 2014. (11 hrs, 39 mins) $29.95 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the first installment of Ransom Riggs’ Peculiar Children series, was a surprise best-seller in 2011. Like many of the best Young Adult books, the novel pulled no punches: war, death, betrayal, […]

Book Review: ELITE: MOSTLY HARMLESS

ELITE: MOSTLY HARMLESS By Kate Russell United Kingdom: Fantastic Books Publishing, 2014. $32.50 8 hours / 4 CDs Anyone who remembers the seminal video game Elite that appeared in the early 1980s will welcome the arrival of the game in its 21st century incarnation, Elite: Dangerous—now accompanied by a series of novels, authorised by the […]

Book Review: Turn of the Mind

Book Review: Turn of the Mind by Alice LaPlante New York: Grove Press, 2012. $15.00 Alice LaPlante’s debut novel, Turn of Mind, is the first work of fiction to win the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for medical writing. This may seem a strange niche for a mystery novel, but LaPlante’s book does not slot easily […]