Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Non-fiction Review: Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea

Chicks Dig Time Lords
edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea

Mad Norwegian Press
ISBN: 9781935234043
Release Date: March 15, 2010

from the publisher's site:

In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is “Doctor Who,” discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s fandom and examine why they adore the series.

These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female “Doctor Who” enthusiast. Essays include Carole Barrowman discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he’s still afraid of shop-window dummies), columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a Bridget Jones’ Diary-style memoir of working on “Doctor Who Magazine,” novelist Lloyd Rose analyzing Rose’s changes between the ninth and tenth Doctors and much more.

my thoughts:

I'm a new Who fan and I quickly became obsessed. :) Chicks Dig Time Lords is a fabulous collection of essays for any fan of Doctor Who. I laughed and learned from the women of Chicks Dig Time Lords. Some of their insights gave me a new perspective on one of my favorite shows.

I highly recommend these essays to anyone who enjoys Doctor Who. They are a lot of fun and well worth the read.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Steampunk Review: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

The Bookman
by Lavie Tidhar

Angry Robot
ISBN: 9780857660343
Release Date: September 28, 2010

from the author's site: 

When the woman he loves dies at the hands of the mysterious Bookman, young poet Orphan will do anything to bring her back – but how far will you go for love?

Enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies, with a changed England on the brink of revolution, Orphan would have to unravel the secrets of his world, all the while trying to stay alive himself. His journey would taken him from the hidden catacombs of London, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan’s own…

my thoughts:

I've been in an absolutel Steampunk mood lately. I've been buying up as much as I can because I'm craving it like crazy. The Bookman popped up as a recommend somewhere, so I decided to give it a shot. It quickly became my primary read (since I'm known for reading many, many books at a time).

The Bookman is very unique, even for Steampunk. We're talking about a Victorian England where the Royal family is a group of lizards! And of course there's the mystery of the Bookman, himself. As Orphan gets drawn deeper in, he finds out there are more players in the game than anyone knows. And everyone has their own motives

I can't wait for the release of Camera Obscura.I really want to see more of the world Lavie Tidhar has created.

So that's my recommend for you. :) Anyone got any great Steampunk recommends for me?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paranormal Romance Review: Assassin's Honor by Monica Burns

Assassin's Honor
Order of the Sicari Book 1
by Monica Burns

Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 9780425234167
Release Date: June 1, 2010

from the author's site: 

Archeologist Emma Zale sees the past when she touches ancient relics. It’s how she uncovered evidence of an ancient order of assassins—the Sicari. When a sinfully dark stranger shows up on her Chicago doorstep demanding an ancient artifact she doesn’t have, he drags her into a world where telekinesis and empaths are the norm. Now someone wants her dead, and her only hope of survival is an assassin who’s every bit as dangerous to her body as he is to her heart. 
Ares DeLuca comes from an ancient Roman bloodline of telekinetic assassins. A Sicari, he’s honor bound to kill only in the name of justice. But when the woman he loved was murdered, Ares broke the Sicari code and used his sword for revenge. Love cost him dearly once before, and he’s not willing to pay the price again. At least not until hot, sweet, delectable Emma walked into his life. Not only does she hold the key to a valuable Sicari relic, she might just hold the key to his heart.

my thoughts: 

I don't know why I delayed reading this one, oh wait, school, book club, work...crap, everything keeps getting in the way of my reading. (Can you tell? It's only been what? 5 months since I blogged) Anyway, back to Assassin's Honor. I initially started this around the time it released and then everything got in my way. I picked it back up and thank goodness there were no interruptions this time because I was NOT putting it down. I completely ignored one of my book club books because I was so drawn into the world of the Sicari. 
The action and tension (sexual and otherwise) kept me glued in place reading. I'm so glad I already have Assassin's Heart because you know that's been moved right to the top of the TBR. Of course once I finish that then I have to wait for Book 3. At least I have another Monica Burns (unrelated to the Sicari) to keep me sated until then. 

Highly recommended, especially if you like action-filled books about paranormal warriors and spicy love scenes.