The Changeling by Victor LaValle

Horror/Thriller This book was described as a modern day adult fairy tale with a thriller/suspense aspect.  Well think about Fairy Tales - most of the original ones were pretty scary.  Kids going into the woods, eating a candy house and being taken by a witch - definitely scary. This book was at the high end … Continue reading The Changeling by Victor LaValle

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Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

Fiction From the first page you can tell the author is a Bronte fan. The huge task of giving us the life of Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre was done with a lot of soul, knowledge of the book and genuine love of the character. This is not a retelling of Jane Eyre. This is … Continue reading Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

Under the Shadow Book Two of the Astralasphere Spiral by Sionnach Wintergreen

Fantasy What a pleasant surprise to discover that this book in my to be read pile was by a local Austin author!  Those who know me well realize that I read just about everything but I must admit that my Fantasy repertoire is lacking.  Most of the time I find them too "unbelievable" (I know … Continue reading Under the Shadow Book Two of the Astralasphere Spiral by Sionnach Wintergreen

Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

Non Fiction. While other histories of the American Revolution hint at the violence during the start of our nation, this book gives it with both barrels - literally.  There is no sugar coating here. This is a comprehensive look at a destructive as well as a productive time in our history. If you want the … Continue reading Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock