Category: Reviews

ARC Review: The Pages of Time by Damian Knight

ARC Review: The Pages of Time by Damian Knight

Posted January 13, 2017 by BAMF in Reviews / 0 Comments

Disclaimer: We received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects our opinion of the book. Dani’s Review DNF @ 2% You know how you can pick up a book and just know it won’t work for you? Yeah. That happened here. Nothing worked for me. Nothing made sense. The sister was just an extreme mess, and I find it hard to believe that, after what she did years before, she wouldn’t have had a psych evaluation. It didn’t help that there was too much unnecessary detail. Maybe it should become standard practice […]

#Review & #Interview: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

#Review & #Interview: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Posted January 12, 2017 by Jamie in Interviews, Reviews / 2 Comments

Dani’s Review One thing made this book really interesting for me: the cultures. As in the real world, there were some similarities between the different peoples, such as the religion and writing, though, due to natural development over time, there were also distinct differences. In our interview with her, Kathy talks about how she based the writing in SWORD & VERSE on her study of Latin and how language changed over time in different regions. You can see evidence of that in the book in the way the writing systems had similar basic characters but different interpretations dependent on where […]

Convince Me To Read (26): We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

Convince Me To Read (26): We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

Posted January 7, 2017 by Jamie in Convince Me To Read, Features, Reviews / 3 Comments

About Convince Me To Read Reviews While we all have fairly similar tastes, sometimes we need a little push to read a certain book. The Convince Me to Read Review will be a review of the novel plus a section on why we think the other would enjoy it. Jamie’s review This one was really cute. I loved how it was told through letters but I thought the ending was too quick and convenient. I thought the story was really well developed and that it must have been a hard task since this was told exclusively through letters. Unlike other […]

ARC Review: The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

ARC Review: The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

Posted January 6, 2017 by Jamie in Reviews / 2 Comments

Dani’s Review My review in one sentence: My love for Elise Kova continues. No, seriously. I loved the Air Awakens series so much, for both its own merit and what it brought into my life (amazing friends like Jamie and Iris). I was a little nervous, I’ll admit, about reading THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM, as the way Elise described it made it clearly a different beast to her first series. For a start, it was set in a steampunk world with non-humans. I wondered if she could possibly make me fall in love with another world and characters. And she did! […]

BAMF Review: Beast by Brie Spangler

BAMF Review: Beast by Brie Spangler

Posted December 31, 2016 by Jamie in BAMF Reviews, Features, Reviews / 0 Comments

As a disclaimer, both Dani and Jamie are cisgendered and therefore are not experts on lived experiences of transgender persons. Please see other reviews by transgender people about the representation to have a full understanding of whether or not it was positive or negative. This is one of the rare times that we had similar ratings of a book but had opposite reasons for enjoying it. So we are going to break it down by issue and see where we lined up and where we differed so you know where this falls. However, this is a very meh book and not […]